School: Roundwood

Location:
Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Peadar Réamonn

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 021

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What town spells the same backwards as forwards? Navan.
What goes around the room all day and sleeps on its head at night? Broom.
There was a man who had no eyes, he went out to view the skies he saw ? Apples on a tree he took no apples of it, he left no apples on it? He had one eye.
Who is he that marries many a wife an still remains single all his life? A priest.
Made long years ago yet made today a thing you would not like to keep neither would he give it away? A bed
There was a made show was as fair as the more she died before she was born. Eve. When do three not make six. Whey they make thirty three.
What fish would you find the end of book? The finish
What has a head a foot and four legs. A bed.

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Collector
Christina Pierce
Gender
female
Address
Raheen, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs Byrne
Gender
female
Address
Raheen, Co. Wicklow
Language
English