School: Shrule (roll number 7795/7796)

Location:
Shrule, Co. Galway
Teacher:
name not given

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Riddle me that and Ill give in. The judge said that would not do and that and that he was to be hanged. The man explained the riddle and this was it. The man was going into a churchyard and he saw a skull of a person and a birds nest in it. The mother bird flew out and four young ones remained and thats the meaning of the riddle. The judge said that he would give him and wish that he wanted. The man saw a small gooseberry bush near him and said he wanted to be hanged on that bush when it grew up. The judge granted his wish but the bush

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Collector
Bernard Tedders
Gender
male
Address
Shrule, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Tedders
Gender
male
Address
Shrule, Co. Mayo
Language
English