School: Strandhill (Lár Easa)

Location:
Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Mhic Guidhir

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 089

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Why would a donkey prefer thistles to hay?
Because he is an ass.

What is the strongest thing?
A snail because he carries his house on his back.
What is the strongest day in the week?
Sunday because the rest are all week days.
A herring and a half cost a penny halfpenny and when half eaten what it is worth?
It is worth turning.
When is a horse not a horse?
When he is turned into a meadow.

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Collector
Pádraig Kennedy
Gender
male
Age
10
Informant
James Howley
Gender
male
Address
Larass or Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Language
English