School: Cloigeann

Location:
Cleggan, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Ó Fathaigh

Filter stories

Back
/ 335 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Cloigeann | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 322

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(continued from previous page)

There is a giant supposed to be buried at the Porth end of Omey Island. A Doctor passing there saw a bone in a grave that the sand had blown off he exained it and measured it and came to the decision that it was a leg of a giant of about 14 feet in height.

Riddles
1. What walks with its head down? A stud in ones boot.
2. Why does a hen fly over a wall into a cornfield? Because she can't fly under it.
3. Patch upon patch without any stitch? A head of cabbage.
4. What is on a new Irish penny a car cannot go without? A clutch.
5. When is a wall like a fish? When it is scaled.
6. What is no use until it is broken? An egg.
7. What is always behind time? The back of a watch.
8. Why is toffee like a racehorse? The more one licks it the faster it goes.
9. Have you ever seen a goat with horns? No, you have seen one with your eyes
10. Why is a penny made round? Because it is made to go round.
11. If a man gets a shilling for walking a mile what would he get for walking sixty? Sore feet.

(continues on next page)
Collector
Teresa Newman
Gender
female
Informant
Patrick Newman
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Cleggan, Co. Galway
Language
English