School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0217

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0217

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  1. A houseful and a roomful, but you could not catch a spoonful. (Smoke)
    What always walks with its head down. (A nail in your boot)
    The man that made it never wore it, but the man that wore it never saw it. ( A coffin)
    What are the three things in the world that can never be found? (A shoe to put on the foot of the mountain; a towel to wipe the face of the earth, and a sheet for the bed of the ocean)
    Round as an apple, and deep as a cup, and all the sea water would not fill it up. (A strainer)
    Twenty-four white horses standing in a stall, up comes the red one, and licks them all. (Your teeth and your tongue)
    Round as an apple, and plump as a ball, can climb the church, over steeple and all. (The sun)
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