School: Gowran (C.) (roll number 15366)

Location:
Gabhrán, Co. Chill Chainnigh
Teacher:
Máiréad Ní Chuinn
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0861, Page 085

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  1. Riddles
    If a man got sixpence for walking thirty miles what would he get for walking a hundred miles.
    Sore feet.
    Why is drawn tooth like something you have forgotten.
    Because it is gone out of your head.
    Luke had it before him and Paul had it behind him. Mary Mullally had it four times before she got married and then she lost it.
    The letter L.
    Say it & you will break it.
    Silence.
    What is a (b) horses shoe like.
    A mare's.
    What has a neck and body but nothing else.
    A bottle.
    What is that which never asks questions yet it requires many answers.
    The door bell.
    Why should a hen never be untidy.
    Because she carries a comb with her.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. tomhaiseanna (~7,209)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Agnes Murphy
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An Bhodail, Co. Chill Chainnigh
    Informant
    Mrs Neary
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    74
    Address
    Gabhrán, Co. Chill Chainnigh