School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 088

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Why is the letter K like a pig's tail?
Because it is the end of pork.
What date of the year are soldier most tired?
The 1 of April because they are after a long March.
Two sticks on the ocean all covered with sheets walks on the water without any feet?
A Boat.
If one reef of turf comes to a half crown what will two come to?
Ashes.
Why is a pig in a kitchen like a house on fire?
The sooner if goes out the better.
Two long legs, and no thigh a small head no legs?
A Jongs
Around the house and around the house and it lies at the back door?
a Brush.
As round as an apple as deep as a cup all the kings horses could never draw it?
A Well.
As high as a wall, as red as blood as white as milk and as sweet as honey.
An apple

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Collector
Mary King
Gender
female
Address
Rahard, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs King
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Rahard, Co. Galway
Language
English