School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Local Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 019

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What bears and never blossoms? a crook.
Where was Moses when the lite when out? in the dark.
What did Moses buy the two 1/2d candles for? 1 penny.
What smells when you go into a garden? your nose
Why is a cobler easily pleased? Because the first thing he wants is the last.
How many cows tails would reach the sky? One if it was long enough.
What smokes and never chews? a chimbney.
What is full and holds more? a pot is full of potatoes and can hold water.
What has a head a foot and four legs? a bed.
Two legs sat on tree legs with one leg on his lap, up jumped our legs snapped up one leg, up jumped two legs snapped up ce legs and threw it after four legs and made him come back with the one leg. A boy sitting on a tree legged stool with a leg of mutton on his lap and a dog running away with it and the boy ting up the stool and threwing it after the dog.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English