School: Coill na Leac

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

Filter stories

Back
/ 117 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Coill na Leac | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 010

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

On this page

(continued from previous page)

I have a little house it would not hold a mouse and it has as many windows as a Lord Mayor's house.
Answer-A Timble.
Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will buy you a pipe.
Answer-A cabbage head.
What goes round the house and leaves a loaf in every window.
Answer-The snow.

Useful, useful ornamented often bought but never lent, them that buy it don't want it, and them that want it can-not refuse it.
Answer-A coffin.
I have a grey goose, she is of a large size and anyone that buys her, needs to be wise, she goes far for her living, yet seldom comes home she has feet on her body and after has none.
Answer-A ship.
What gets bigger the more you take from it.
Answer-A hole.
A roomful, kitchenful, couldn't catch a spoonful.
Answer-The smoke.

(continues on next page)
Collector
Bridget Newman
Gender
female
Language
English