School: Castlesampson

Castlesampson, Co. Roscommon
Aodh Ó Fithcheallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 233

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  1. Gathered by James Mannion, Castlesampson, Athlone.
    1. What is the last part of a cow going out a gap.
    Answer The tracks of her hooves.
    2. His mother was French. His father was German. He died in America and was brought to Australia. What was he.
    Answer A corpse.
    3. As I went out a gap I met my uncle Thady I cut off his head and left his body easy.
    Answer A head of cabbage.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Gathered by Michael Moore Kilkenny Taughmaconnell Ballinasloe.
    1. The King of Morocco had a ship 'an' in the ship his lady sits, 'an' I'd be blamed to tell her name 'an' that's three times I've told it.
    Answer Ann.
    2. As I looked out the window I saw the dead carrying the live.
    Answer A train.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Michael Moore
    Kilkenny, Co. Roscommon