School: Lios Béalad, Dún Mánmhaí (roll number 11715)

Location:
Lios Béalaid, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
Conchobhar Ó Héigcearrtaigh
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  1. What goes up when the rain comes down :- A Umbrella
    Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire :- A cake in a bastible. > Around the house and around the house and stops at the backdoor :- A brush. What is it that you feel and you can't see :- The heat of the fire. Why dose a cow look over the ditch :- Because she could not look under it. What is it that has two hands and never washes its face :- A clock. What is it that grows longer the more you take from it :- A hole. What is it that walks with its head downwards :- A nail in a shoe.
    How many cows tails would reach the sky :- One if it were long enough. Behind the house there is a well and in the well there is a cup and in the cup there is a sup which every one taste :- Death.
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  2. There was a man who had no eyes, and he went out to view the skies. He saw a tree with apples on. He took no apples off and he left no apples on: He had one eye and he saw a tree with two apples on. He took one apple off and he left
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    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. tomhaiseanna (~7,209)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Timothy Powell
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Cill Rónáin Thiar, Co. Chorcaí
    Informant
    Mr Timothy Powell
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Cill Rónáin Thiar, Co. Chorcaí