School: Eaglais

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

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Riddles

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 122

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What grows larger the more you take from it
(A hole)

Why is T in the middle of an Island
(Because it is in the middle of water)
Why do you go to bed
(Because the bed wont come to you)
Which is the grey goose or the white goose the gander
(No goose is a gander)
What is labour in vain?
(To try to keep out the tide with a fork)
What will take you to Dublin
(A road)
What is a herrong worth when it is half eaten
(It is worth turning)
What is deeper than the sea
(A talior's thomble because it has no bottom)

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Collector
Cáitlín Ní Chuinn
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs John Quinn
Gender
female
Address
Sheeans, Co. Mayo
Language
English