School: Cloigeann

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 324

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A. Because it wont go long without winding.
Q What has a foot but no toe or heel.
A A mountain.
Q What are the three letters to frighten a rogue.
A I.C.U.
Q What is it you have to cut a piece off to make it longer.
A A grave.
Q Why is Ireland like a bottle.
A Because it there is Cork in it.

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Cut in the wood and sunk in the sea and brought to the surface twice in a day?

1. Cut in the wood and sunk in the sea and brought to the surface twice in a day? A lobster pot.
2. One half dead and the other half living? A dog with his head in a pot.
3. Three men went up the road in a car, one black man the other two were white men. If the two white men ate the black man what number was in the car then? Two ate one.
4. A houseful a holeful and can't gather a bowlful? Smoke.
5. As I looked out through my kitchen window I saw the dead carrying the living? A boat.
6. Patch upon patch without any stitches? A head of cabbage.
7. A man was put into jale for ever and he was told he would be let out if he could make a sentence out of

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Collector
Matthew Ward
Gender
male
Informant
Pat Ward
Gender
male
Age
62
Language
English