School: Castlesampson

Castlesampson, Co. Roscommon
Aodh Ó Fithcheallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 230

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  1. Gathered by Patrick Keogh Clonoghill Taughmaconnell.
    1. Ink ank under the bank, ten drawing four.
    Answer. A woman milking a cow.
    2. In the wood I got it, I sat down and fought it and against my will I brought it.
    Answer. A thorn in the foot.
    3. What is the smallest bird walks?
    Answer. A williwag tail.
    4. Why does a dog wag his tail?
    Answer. Because the tail can't wag him.
    5. What is the shyest thing in the house?
    Answer. A clock because it always has its hands on its face.
    6. As I looked out my Grandfather's window I saw thirty little devils scraping up the ground.
    Answer. A harrow.
    7. Little red Nancy with little white coat the longer she lives the shorter she grows.
    Answer. Candle.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)
    Patrick Keogh
    Cloonoghill, Co. Roscommon
  2. As gathered Mary Downey age 13 1/2 of Clonoghill Taughmaconnell Ballinasloe.
    1. Eight arms a wooden leg and cannot stand, a dress of silk a belt round the middle. Can you guess this funny riddle.
    Answer. An umbrella.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.