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 120

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The whistling of a woman
The crowing of a hen
Wakens the Devil out of his den
"How many eights to make 1000
Ans eight eights
8
8
8
888
88
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1000

Which would you rather die an Irishman or an Englishman
Ans An Irishman because when you die the people wake you
whats the smallest bridge in the world
ans the bridge in your nose
It grew with leafs and lived with hairs and now its dead and live bones living in it
Ans a pair of clogs
Over the water and under the water and always with its head down
Ans A nail in the bottom of a ship
Why is a passionate man like 59 minutes past 12.
Ans He is just going to strike one.

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Collector
Michael Neary
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Neary
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Sarnaght, Co. Mayo
Language
English