School: Coill na Leac

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

Filter stories

Back
/ 117 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Riddles

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 009

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

A swan swam on the water and a cat sat on her tail where would the cat be
Answer-On the bank.
How would you make your husband fat
Answer-throw him out through the window and let him fall plump.
What does a gentleman put in his pocket and a begger man throws it away.
Answer-A snut.
What is full and can hold more.
Answer-A pot of potatoes.
What is all holes and can carry water.
Answer-The crook.
As I went up a hill I saw four and twenty geese tearing the world asunder.
Answer-A harrow.
I found it in the meadow I looked for it, I could not get it and I brought it home.
Answer-A thorn.
Long legs, short thighs little head and no eyes.
Answer-A pair of tonges.
An old woman went through a gap, every time she went through it she caught a piece of her tail in a trap.
Answer-A needle and thread.

(continues on next page)
Collector
Mary Boyle
Gender
female
Informant
Philip Boyle
Gender
male
Address
Derrylina, Co. Cavan
Language
English