School: Eaglais

Burren, Co. Mayo
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 140

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Four sticks standers. Four belly anders. Two roopers too croopers, and a wheel about.
(Ans a cow)

I had a little sister; she had but one eye she would climb the mountains if they were ever so high.
(Ans a star.)
I live to dye I dye to live and the more I dye the better I live.
(Ans a woman dyeing clothes)
Why is a fish hook like the letter F.
(Ans because it makes and eel feel).
When was beef the highest.
(Ans when the cow jumped over the moon).

What is like the half of the moon
(The other half)

Two long legs, two crooked thighs, a small head and no eyes
(a tongs)
One half dead the other alive and a tail wagging
(A dog with his head in a pot.)