School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 104

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Which is the black little pig or the little black pig the blackest
(The black little pig)

What part of the cow goes in the gap first
(Her Breath)
Where was the first Candle ever lit.
(In the wick)
It is black and white and red all over
(A letter)
What side of the jug is the handle
(On the out-side)
What colour is water
(Water has no colour)
What walks with its head down.
(A nail in your boot)
As I was running about what I found when I looked around. If I could not thrown it away I would have to carry it all day
(A thorn in the foot)

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Collector
Cáitlin Ní Chúinn
Gender
female
Address
Sheeans, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Quinn
Gender
male
Age
54
Language
English