School: Cill Iubhair (roll number 10095)

Location:
Killure Beg, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Ceithearnaigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0028, Page 0003

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Riddles
Why is a bar of toffee like a race horse? Because the more you lick it the quicker it goes.
Why isn't a horse hungry going the road? Because he has a bit in his mouth.
Why is a rheumatic person like a window? Because he is all pains.
When is an umbrella like suet? When it is dripping.
Why are policemen so polite? Because they are civil officers.
Little red Nancy with a little red nose the longer she lives the shorter it grows a canale.
Why is the wick of a candle like Athens?

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Collector
Agnes Costello
Gender
female
Address
Killure Beg, Co. Galway
Informant
Michael Costello
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Killure Beg, Co. Galway
Language
English