School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 016

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What are the three things in the world...

Told to me by my father,
James Droney,
Bellharbour,
Co Clare.
48 years of age.

1) What are the three things in the world that can never be got.
Answer. A shoe for the foot of a mountain. A sheet for the bed of the ocean and a towel to wipe the face of the earth.
2) A fine day in the middle of the night, two dead men stood up to fight, two blind men were looking on, two cripples ran for the police, and two dummies shouted hurry on
Answer. A lie.
3) How many sides in a cup.
Answer. Two. Inside and outside.
4) What is always behind time.
Answer. The back of a clock.
5) Why is a dead horse like a narrow road. Answer. Because it has no breath
6) What is it that goes from here to Belfast and never stirs.
Answer. The road.

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Collector
Chris Droney
Gender
male
Informant
James Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English