School: Dún Flainn (roll number 9669)

Doonflin Upper, Co. Sligo
Seán Ó Maolagáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0169, Page 048

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  1. Riddles
    1. What is full and can hold more?
    Answer: A pot of potatoes (holds water).
    2. Brown am I and much admired, many horses I have tired, tire a horse and worry a man and tell me that if you can.
    Answer: A horse's saddle.
    3. Patch upon patch without any stitches, riddle me that and I will buy you a pair of breeches.
    Answer: A head of cabbage.
    4. Head like a thimble, tail like a rat, riddle me that and I will say you are smart.
    Answer: A pipe.
    5. I have a little horse with his back to the wall. He would eat all the straw from here to Donegal and if I give him water he wouldn't live at all.
    Answer: A fire.
    6. I have a little horse with an iron throat, as quick as he gallops he swallows the rope and every time he goes out a gap, he leaves a piece of his tail after him.
    Answer: A spinning wheel.
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    Patrick Davis
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