School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 198

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Q: If a man falls off a stack of hay what does he fall against?
A: His will
Q: What is the difference between a half-penny stamp and a schoolmaster?
A: One licks with a stick and the other sticks with a lick.
Q: What has a tongue but can't talk?
A: A boot
Q: What has teeth but can't eat?
A: A comb
Q: What is most like half the moon?
A: The other half.
Q: What goes from Dublin to Derry but never moves?
A: The road.
Q: What grows in the wood and sounds in the town and earns his master many a pound?
A: A violin

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Informant
Annie Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Teresa Conlon
Gender
female
Address
Mullanary Cortannel, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Michael Gillen
Gender
male
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English