School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 018

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  1. Under the bed with a heel through its head?
    A hatchet.
    Headed like a timble, tailed like a rat, you could
    guess for ever but you could not guess that?
    A piper.
    Part of a beast with long ears to its head, part of
    a fish in freash water was bred, part of a garter
    well tied underneath will stand for a town in the Co.
    What is it that when a person has not it he does not
    want it and yet if he had it he would not give it
    for any value?
    A bald head.
    Its neither in the house or outside the house and yet it
    is under the roof of the house?
    A window.
    I sat on my haunches and saw dead bury the live?
    When you cover the fire with ashes.
    What is it that man who wanted it never got it and
    the man who got it did not want it and the man
    who wore it never saw it?
    A coffin.
    What is it that there is no end to?
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)