School: Blacklion

Location:
Blacklion, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
F. Johnston

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0962, Page 116

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1. Patch upon patch without any stitches?
A cabbage.
2. What goes up the ladder with its head turned down?
A nail in a man's boot.
3. Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat?
A pipe.
4. What is full and can hold more?
A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
5. What goes round the house, and peeps into every hole?
The sun.
6. What goes round the wood, and round the wood and never gets into the wood?
The bark of a tree.
7. There was a blind piper in Dublin, who had a brother a blind piper in Cork. If the blind piper in Cork had not a brother a blind piper in Dublin; how was that?
Because the blind piper in Dublin was

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Collector
Rupert Elliott
Gender
male
Address
Mullaghbane
Informant
Mrs A. Elliott
Gender
female
Address
Mullaghbane
Language
English