School: Dangan (roll number 878)

Dangan, Co. Meath
Brian Mag Fhógartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0692, Page 164

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Q. In yonder green meadow there is a gisatt.
Four and twenty carpenters working at that.
Some with straw bonnets and more with rush hats.
I'll give you two hours to riddle me that.
A. A bees' nest.

Q. A little wood, a little wire.
A little house without a fire.
A. A bird's cage.
Q. If Luke has it in front, Paul has it behind and Paddy Mulligan has it twice in the one place. What is it?
A. The letter L.
Q. The night man in a hospital met the head-man and said "I was dreaming about you all night." Immediately the head-man went and sacked him. What did he sack him for?
A. For sleeping at his post.
Q. "Over there in the bog it was seen.
In a beautifu suit of green.
Now it's at home in a suit of white.
And serves us for a candle light.
A. A peeled rush dipped in grease, used for a candle in olden days.
Q. Said a child to it's father. "How does it come,
That you are my father and I am not your son.
A. Because the child was his daughter.
Q. What stands, wags it's tail and runs.
A. A Pump

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Niall Fagan
Clondoogan, Co. Meath