School: Coolboyoge

Location:
Coolboyoge, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Roddy

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0974, Page 148

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Q: Down in yonder meadow there's an old mare dead and the drippings of his rump will kitchen your bread? Ans: A Bee
Q: Hairy in and hairy out hairy into hairy mouth? Ans: Putting your leg into a stocking.
Q: Thirty white horses upon a red hill(?) now they tramp and now the champ now they stand still? Ans: Teeth and gums
Q: I sat down on my hunkers and I peeped through my winkers and I saw the dead burying the living
Ans: Raking the fire
Q: What bears but never blossoms?
Ans: The crook
Q: A scrap of wood some lines of wire a little house without a fire?
Ans: A bird's cage
Q: Four stick standers four diddle

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Collector
May Halliday
Gender
female
Address
Daggan, Co. Cavan
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Daggan, Co. Cavan
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Daggan, Co. Cavan
Language
English