School: Blessington

Location:
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Cuinn

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0913, Page 155

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Question. What fruit appears on every penny.
Answer. A Date.

Q. What can you knit without needles.
A. Your brows.
Q. Its black and white and read all over.
A. A Newspaper.
Q. Washed in the water never run or sprung dried them with a towel that was never wove or spun.
A. Washed in dew and dried with sun.
Q. Neither fish, flesh, feather or bone in the Demesne he walks alone.
A. A snail.
Q. As white as milk and milk it is'nt as red as ink and ink it is'nt as black as silk and silk it is'nt.
A. A Blackberry.
Q. As black as ink as white as milk and hops about like hail stones.
A. A Magpie.

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Informant
Mr Boylan
Gender
male
Address
Pipershall, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mrs Boylan
Gender
female
Address
Pipershall, Co. Kildare
Language
English