School: Castlesampson

Castlesampson, Co. Roscommon
Aodh Ó Fithcheallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 237

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    2. What should a man do if he split his sides with laughter?
    Answer. Run till he gets a stitch in them.
    3. What part of a fish is like the end of a book.
    Answer. the finish of it (finish part).
    4. Why is the man who gambles like an over baked loaf?
    Answer. Because both are crusty.
    5. What is lengthened by being cut at both ends.
    Answer. A trench.
    6. How far does a person walk into a wood.
    Answer. Half way.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Gathered by Martin Finneran (12) Onagh, Taughmaconnell Ballinasloe.
    1. 24 white cows standing in a stall.
    In comes rea bull and (?) them all.
    Answer. (?) and tongue.
    2. What goes on four in the morning
    two in middle of day
    and three in the evening
    Answer. A human being.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Martin Tinneran
    Loughtee Upper, Co. Cavan