School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
P. Eustace
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 431

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 431

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  1. 1. What walks with its head down:- (A nail in yor boot).
    2. Why does a cat lick a plate:- ( because she cant pick it).
    3. When does a hen pick a plate:- (because she cant lick it)
    4. What has teeth and no head:- (a saw)
    5. What has an eye and no head:- (a needle)
    6. What has a head and n eye:- (a pin)
    7. Why does a cow look over the wall:- (Because she cant look under it)
    8. A man went up the hill with a bundle of sticks on his head and no one could count them but God:- (The hair of your head).
    9. As I looked on the window one morning I saw the dead carrying the live:- (a man riding a bicycle)
    10. What is the hottest day in winter:- (Sunday)
    11. What goes to Dublin without moving (The Road)
    12. Why does a miller wear a white hat:- (To cover his head).
    13. Up chip cherry down chip cherry all the men in
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)
    Séamus Mac Suibhne
    Derrygowna, Co. Longford