School: Baile Máirtín, Muine Beag

Location:
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Bean an Bhreathnaigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0904, Page 549

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1. What is the greatest riddle of all?
Life because you have to give it up.

2. What is the shyest thing in the house?
The clock because it always has its hands on its face.

3. What makes more noise than a pig under a gate?
Two pigs.
4. What goes up the ladder with its head down?
A nail in a man's boot
5. How long did Cain hate Abel?
As long as he as "able".
6. Supposing, supposing two men were frozen-one died how many were left?
None, because I was only supposing.
7. Where was the first nail struck?
On the head
8. Where was Moses when the light went out?
In the dark

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Collector
Richard Phelan
Gender
male
Age
13
Address
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Language
English