School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 160

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Q. Big long Tom with a big long red nose, the faster he runs the quicker he goes. What is that?
A. A candle.
Q. Which part of a cow goes out a gate first?
A. Her breath.
Q. Black, and white, and read all over. What is that?
A. A newspaper.
Q. Why should a beggarman always drink coffee?
A. Because he has no property. (proper tea)
Q. Why is a bad school-boy like a postage stamp?
A. Both are put into a corner and made stick to their letters.
Q. When is a penny like a hermit?
A. When it is a loan (alone).
Q. If I were in the sun and

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Collector
Eibhlín Ní Fhíneachtaigh
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Finerty
Gender
female
Age
48
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English