School: Drummullan (roll number 13829)

Drummullin, Co. Roscommon
Séamus Mac Oirealla
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0249, Page 309

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0249, Page 309

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  1. Riddles
    A little brown cow with a leather pair of horns, she is a lepper of ditches and a cropper of thorns.
    A hare.
    It grows in the wood and sounds in the town and earns its master a many a pound.
    A fiddle.
    Mother twitchel has but one eye and a long tail and every time she goes out on the gap, she leaves a piece of her tail in the trap.
    A needle and thread.
    Long legs, short thighs, small head and no eyes.
    A tongs.
    Black and white and red all over.
    A newspaper.
    What walks with their heads down.
    Nails in your boot.
    Round the wood, and never touches the wood.
    Bark of the trees.
    Up chip-cherry and down chip-cherry and all the men in Derry wouldn't climb chip cherry.
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