School: Béal Átha Conaill (C.)

Location:
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Mary Mulligan

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 089

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A houseful, a roomful, and you couldn't hold a spoonful. The Smoke.

What goes up the ladder with its head down?
A nail in a man's shoe.
What goes through the wood and never touches it? A knife in a man's pocket.
What is the hottest in the year?
Sunday.
As I went up to London,
I saw a wonderful sight.
Four and twenty wild-geese
Tearing the world a sunder.
A harrow
What goes jink jink to the river and never drinks? Bits in a horse's mouth.
As round as an apple, as deep as a cup,
All the men in Derry wouldn't lift it up.
A well

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Informant
Mrs J. Mc Cabe
Gender
female
Address
Snugborough, Co. Cavan
Language
English