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 118

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I saw people on to of a steeple they were neither men women or children
Answer (a man woman and child)

It grew with leaves. It lived with hair and now its dead and live bones living in it
(A Clog)
As white as milk as black as ink it hops on the groung like hail stones
(Magpie)
As I went up Corn Hill Corn Hill was shaking all the birds in Corn Hill were gathered in a acre
(funeral)
as round as an apple as flat as a pan Half a woman and all a man
(A penny)

Collector
Cháitilin Ní Fhlannghaile
Gender
female
Address
Sarnaght, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs William Flannery
Gender
female
Age
50
Language
English