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  1. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Peggy O' Brien
    Informant
    Ellen Ingerton

    Humpty, Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty, Dumpty got a great fall, all the King's army and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty, Dumpty together again?
    A broken egg.

  2. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nita Murray
    Age
    11

    Your nse.
    Humpty dumpty sat on a wall, humpty dumpty had a great fall, King Edward and all his men couldn't put humpty dumoty together again!
    An Egg

  3. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Philip Mc Donald

    Ans: Both are alway looking for a bite
    Ques: humpty Dumpty sat on a wall humpty Dumpty got a great fall, All the kings and all the kings men could'nt put humpty dumpty together again?
    Ans: An egg
    Quest: What beats a good wife?
    Ans: A bad husband

  4. Games

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kathleen Healy

    Humpty Dumpty Teddy bow-wow

    3.
    I'm riding here to marry
    Marry
    Marry
    I'm riding here to marry
    Humpty Dumpty Teddy bow-wow
    4.
    Who are you going to marry
    Marry
    Marry
    Who are you going to marry
    Humpty Dumpty Teddy bow-wow
    5.
    I'm going to marry Margret Timlin
    Margret Timlin
    Margret Timlin
    I'm going to marry Margret Timlin
    Humpty Dumpty Teddy bow-wow
    6.
    She looks so black and dirty
    Dirty
    Dirty
    She looks so black and dirty
    Humpty Dumpty Teddy bow-wow

  5. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Dympna Foley
    Informant
    Mrs Sarah Foley
    Age
    50

    on its way where did I want to go to? (morrow)
    As round as an apple as deep as a cup all the men in Ireland couldn't pull it up. (a well)
    Humpty dumpty sat on a wall humpty dumpty got a great fall all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put humpty together again. (An egg)
    What is the difference between a jeweller and a jaolar? (one sells watches and the other watches sells.)
    When is butter like Irish children? (When its made into Pats)
    What side of the mug is the handle at? (The outside)

  6. A Collection of Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Berna Flynn

    Ans. An egg

    Why does a black man never tell his secrets. Ans. Because he always keeps dark
    Why is spring dangerous time of the. Ans. Because the buds begin to shoot
    Why does a hen pick a pot. Ans. Because she can't lick it
    Humpty Dumpty sat on wall. Humpty Dumpty got a great fall all the kings horses and all the kings men could not put Humpty together again. Ans. An egg
    Why does a hen cross the road. Ans. To get to the other side

  7. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Ida Mc Loughlin

    (1) Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumbty had a great fall,
    All the king's horses and all the king's men could not put Humpty Dumpty together again?
    Ans. Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

    (2) I have a wee house and it would not hold a mouse and it has as many windows as the king's big house?
    Ans. A Timble.
    (3) Patch upon patch, without any stitches. Riddles me that, and I will buy you a pair of breeches?
    Ans. A Cabbage.
    (4) Whats full and holds more?
    Ans. A pot of potatoes holds water
    (5) What get bigger the more you take of it?
    Ans. A man making a well.
    (6) What is it always walks with its head down?
    Ans. A nail in a man's boot
    (7) Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat. You can guess for ever but you can't guess that?
    Ans. A pipe
    (8) What goes round the house and round the house and stands in the corner at night?
    Ans. The brush.

  8. Tales about Animals

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Breda Doran
    Informant
    Michael Redmond
    Age
    65

    Once upon a time there was a goat who had 7 kids, they lived in a little hut. The kids names were Humpty, Stumpty, lumpty, Bumpty, Crumpty, Fumpty Rumpty. The Mother goat used to go out every day for food for the kids. One day she went out and left the 7 young ones inside. When she was locking the door she locked it from the outside and she put the key in under it. She told them not to attempt to open the door for anyone except herself. They said they would'nt that they'd know her voice. She went off and about half an hour after she leaving a bear came to the door of the hut and knocked at it. They asked who was there and the bear said to open the door that it was their "mother". Humpty went to open the door and the bear came in. The kids went here and there but everyone of them was caught except lumpty who hid in the clock. When the goat came home she was surprized to see the door opened. She went in and she called her children and when she called "lumpty" he answered her and told her that he was in the clock. She let him out of his hiding place and asked him where his brothers and sisters were and he said a bear killed them and that he did not know where he was gone to. The old goat got a scissors and a needle &

  9. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    J.J. O' Dowd

    her daughter sat an I'd be blamed to tell her name and that three times I've told the same.
    Answer Ann
    23. How many wells would make a river
    Answer One, if it were long enough
    24. How many poles would reach the sky
    Answer One, if it were long enough
    25. As black as soot but soot it isn't as white as snow but snow it isn't, it hops on the road like a marble stone but a marble stone it isn't
    Answer A magpie
    26.Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall. All the kings horses and all the kings men wouldn't put Humpty together again.
    Answer An egg

  10. Riddles

    Language
    English

    bigger it gets. A hole
    As round as an apple as flat as a pan one side a woman and the other side a man. A penny.
    As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the men in Derry would not lift it up. A well.
    As I went out the guttery gap I met my uncle Today I snapped off his cap and drank his blood and left him lying easy. A bottle of whiskey.
    Little Jenny Huddle sitting in a puddle with a green gown and a white petticoat of rush.
    What goes round the wood and round the wood and never going into the wood.
    The Bark of a tree.
    Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall Humpty Dumpty got a great fall all the king's horses and all the king's men could not put Humpty Dumpty together again An egg
    As round as an apple as plump as a

  11. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Bessie Mc Govern
    Informant
    Hugh Mc Govern

    Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall: Humpty Dumpty got a great fall:
    All the King's horses and all the King's men
    Could not bring Humpty Dumpty together again.
    Answer = An egg.

    Where did the first potato grow?
    Answer - In the ground.
    What goes round the house and round the house and sleeps in the corner at night?
    Answer = A twig.

    What is the first thing you do when you get into bed?
    answer - Bruise the mattress.

  12. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Críos Ní Fhiaich

    wheelabout
    Answer: A cow.
    (77) Up chip chop cherry, down chip chop cherry and all the men in Londonderry would not climb chip chop cherry.
    Answer: Smoke.
    (78) Humpty dumty sat on the wall, humpty dumty got a great fall, and all the king's horses and all the king's men wouldn't put humpty dumty together again.
    Answer: An egg.
    (79) What is it that walks with its head down.
    Answer: A tack.
    (80) Londonderry, Cork, and Kerry spell me that without a key.

  13. Composition - Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael J. Kearney

    all over. A newspaper.
    As green as grass, and grass it isn't. As red as a rose and a rose it isn't. As black as ink and ink it isn't what is that. A blackberry.
    Humpty dumpty sat on the wall.
    Humpty dumpty had a great fall.
    All the kings horses and all the kings men could not put humpty dumpty together again. An egg.
    Spell a broken down ditch in three letters. A gap.
    How many sticks goes to a crow's nest. None goes, all are carried.
    London, Derry, Cork and Kerry, spell me that without a k. That. Little jack dandy has a red little nose, the longer he lives the shorter he grows. A candle.

  14. Riddles

    Language
    English

    32. As I was going to the fair of Athy I met nine tailors and their nine wives, these nine wives had nine cats and these nine cats had nine kittens. Tailors, wives, cats and kittens. How many were going to the fair of Athy?
    (One)
    33. Around about the kitchen and sleeps in the corner?
    (Twig)
    34. What's rosier than a pig in the wood?
    (Two pigs)
    35. Why does a duck across the road?
    (To get to the other side)
    36. What is it the more you take from it the bigger it get?
    (A hole in the ground)
    37. Humpty, Dumpty sat on the wall, humpty, dumpty got a great fall. All the kings horses and all the kings men could'nt put humpty together again?
    (An egg.)

  15. Riddles

    Language
    English

    Q. Little red Nancy with a little red nose the longer she lives the quicker she goes? Ans: A lighted candle.
    Q. Under the fire and over the fire and not (in) touching the fire atall? A cake in an oven.
    Q. Blackie and Whitie went up the hill, Blackie came down but Whitie stood still? A hen laying an egg.
    Q. Auntie Katie stood at the gate flittering, flattering like a hen all her children died of age but she is still alive. An apple tree.
    Q. It opens like a barn door it closes like a trap many a think you thingk of before you think of that? An umberella.
    Q. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty got a great fall, all the king's horses and all the king's men wouldn't put Humpty D. together again. An Egg.
    Q Black and white and red (read) all over?
    A newspaper.
    Q. As I walked across the garden I met my Uncle Tady I cut off his head (easy) and left body easy.
    A head of cabbage.
    Q As I walked out a dirty gap I met my uncle Tady with pins and needles in his back and he off to Tipperary?
    A hedge-hog.

  16. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Byrne
    Informant
    Mrs Summers

    chip cherry.
    Ans. Smoke,
    My father gave me seeds to sow the seeds was black and the ground was white riddle me that and Ill give you a pipe.
    Ans. Sewing on paper.
    Whats neither inside the house nor outside the house but is of use to the house.
    Ans. Window.
    Humpty dumpty sat on the wall humpty got a fall ten men ten score wouldn't put humpty dumpty together again.
    Ans. An egg.
    Sitting on my hunkers watching threw any winker watching the dead ? the living.
    Ans. quenching the fire.
    What goes away between two woods and comes back between two waters.
    Ans. A man fetching water in pails.

  17. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary F. Mackin
    Occupation
    teacher

    ragged children ran if you tell me how many "R's" is in that, I will call you a clever man. - None.

    What goes up the road with its head down? - A nail in a boot.
    What town can you put in a boot? - Cork.
    He went down between two woods and came back between two water. - A man carrying water from a well.
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty got a great fall,
    All the King's horses and all the King's men could not put Humpty Dumpty back on the wall again.
    - An egg.
    Which of the white goose or the grey goose is the gander? - None of them.
    What side of the mug is the handle on? - The outside.
    Four standers, four dilly danders, two hookess, two crookers, a licker and a swagger. - A cow.
    I went up the road and down the road and then I took the road on my back

  18. Riddles

    Language
    English

    Little red Nancy with a little yellow nose. The longer she lives the shorted she grows.
    Answer A candle.

    What is the difference between a hill and a pill?
    Answer One is hard to get up and the other (one) hard to get down.
    London, Derry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K
    Answer: That.
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty got a great fall,
    ll the King's horses and men,
    Couldn't stick poor Humpty Dumpty together again. Answer: An egg.
    When can you carry water in a sieve? Answer: When it is ice.
    When do you swallow a door. Answer When you bolt it

  19. Riddles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kathleen Killeen
    Informant
    Patrick Joseph Killeen

    Q. Middy-noddy, round body, three feet and a wooden hat.
    A. A pot.
    Q. What is it, a hard working father, a lazy old mother, twelve little children all like one another?
    A. A clock.
    Q. If a person eats three quarters of an apple, What time is it?
    A. Quarter to eat.
    Q. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty got a great fall,
    All the King's horses and all the King's men wouldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.
    A. An egg.
    Q. How many sticks goes to a crow's nest?
    A. None, because they are all carried.
    Q. What is always in your mouth and you never eat it?
    A. Your tongue.
    Q. What is the difference between a rainy day and a toothache?

  20. Riddles

    Language
    English

    see it, still, it is nearer to you than me.? Your eye.
    69. One half dead, and the other half living and a tail wagging? A dog with his head in a pot.
    70. It takes a yard of cloth to make a waistcoat, what will it take to make a coat? A tailor
    71. Riddle mo riddle my Aunty o, my father gave me seed to sow, the seed was black, and the ground was white riddle me that and I'll give you a pint. Ink and white paper.
    72. Humpty - dumpty sat on a wall, humpty - dumpty had a great fall, and all