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

Location:
Lios Béalaid, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
Conchobhar Ó Héigcearrtaigh
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    one apple on. The man that made it never wore it and the man that wore it never saw it :- A Coffin. Why is a shoemakers house like hell:- Because it is full of bad soles. Why is a Christmas pudding like a swiftly running river:- Because it if full of currants. What is the difference between a carpet and a bottle of medicine :- One is taken before shaken and the other is before taken. Patches upon stitches without stitches:- A head of cabbage. Almost in every house I be common, I'm not a man or maid or child and why not I be common:- A cat. What is it the when it is too short if a bit is cut off it is long enough :- A grave
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  2. Why is the fisherman's work very lucrative - Because it is all net profit. Why is a half moon heavier than a full moon - Because a half moon is lighter than a full moon. Which word of five letters gets smaller when you add two more letters in the word. "Small". Why is it wrong to speak of the number 288 - Because it is two gross. What is it that is purchased by the yard and worn by the
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    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. tomhaiseanna (~7,209)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    James Casey
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Leitir Gormáin, Co. Chorcaí
    Informant
    Mr Patrick Casey
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Leitir Gormáin, Co. Chorcaí