School: Corr Garrdha (roll number 15228)

Corgerry Eighter, Co. Galway
M. Ó Dubhláin M. Ó Muineacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0077, Page 418

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    Saved from Death.
    There was once a man who was sentenced to death and the judge said, "If you give me a riddle I am not able to solve I will let you free."
    As I walked out and I walked in. Death I spied and life within. Six were set and the seventh free. Riddle me that and hung I will be.
    The judge failed to answer this riddle so the man was set free.
    Six wren's eggs and the mother in a dead horse's skull.
    Collected by Annie Kavanagh, Lismoyle. From her father.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT0851: The Princess who Cannot Solve the Riddle
    Annie Kavanagh
    Lismoyle, Co. Galway