School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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A Collection of Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 285

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A Collection of Riddles
1.
Why is Bruff like a river?
Because there is a bank on each side of it.
2.
Why does a bull dribble?
Because he can’t spit.
3.
What is the difference between a school master and an engine driver?
One trains the mind and the other minds the train.
4.
Which is the greatest ant?
The Elephant.
5.
What is the weight of the moon?
One Cwt – because it has four quarters.
6.
Kitty inside the ditch, Kitty outside the ditch and if you touch Kitty she will bite you?
A Nettle.
7.
What part of a cow goes over a ditch first?
Her breath.
8.
Tis black and white and read all over?
A Newspaper.
9.
Two little men on top of a hill, -They're going, they're going and they're standing still.
Two lighting candles.
10.
When is a car like the letters M.T.?
When it is empty.

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