School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 365

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People find great amusement in riddles. These are some I have heard in the locality.
(1) A house full, a room full, and you could not take a spoon full?
Smoke
(2) How used Adam sleep?
With his eyes closed.
(3) Two legs on the ground three on the head; the head of the living in the mouth of the dead?
A person carrying a pot on his head.
(4) Where was Moses when the light went out?
In the dark.
(5) What is full and yet holds more?
A pot of potatoes.
(6) What is no use until it is broken?
An egg.
(7) How many feet has forty sheep a shepherd and a dog?
Two feet

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Informant
Dan Garrihy
Gender
male
Address
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Language
English