School: Drumkerl

Drumkerril, Co. Cavan
Ml. Mac Aoidh

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A Collection of Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0970, Page 193

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1. On the "Molly-wee" there lives a deer,
With silver horns bright & clear.
It is neither fish flesh nor stone
But on the "Molly wee" it lives alone. A snail
N.R. The "Mollywee" is a local lane.

2. I am six foot three as you may see,
No house is right without me;
Take me back the other way,
And I'm forty perch exactly! A door
3. I have but one horn, yet no unicorn,
I milk no Kerry cow.
Grandmama loves me and round the table shoves me,
With a smile of good luck in her brow! A Teapot.
4. As round as an apple, as plump as a ball
It climbs over churches, steeples and all. The sun.
5. Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat;
You may guess for ever, and you'll never guess that: A pipe.
6. My first's a crime in every clime, an article for second.
Part of your pane, transpose the same, for third & last are reckoned.
These parts will name a beautious place, In some, well known to you
And from Cloc Uectairs fortress bold, my total you can view.
Killakeen ( a part of Lough Oughter)

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