School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 165

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1. A wee white horse on a pile of stones. Every bit he eats he groans>

A gun.
2. I have a wee house. It would not hold a mouse and there are more windows than there are on a king's house.
A thimble.
3. What is the usefulest thing in the house and the least thought of.
A dishcloth.
4. What is ashamed of it's face?
A Clock.
5. Big bellied father crooked legged mother Three wee children and they they same colours
A pot.
6. A field full of cows and a mad bull among them
A mouth.
7. What grows in the wood and sounds in the town and earns it's master many a crown?
A Fiddle.
8. Through the wood and through the wood and leaves a rag on every bush?

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