School: Drummullan (roll number 13829)

Drummullin, Co. Roscommon
Séamus Mac Oirealla
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0249, Page 313

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  1. Why did Adam bight the apple Eve gave him.
    Because he had no knife.
    What trade has the sun.
    A tanner.
    Where was the first candle lit.
    At the top of the wick.
    When is a farmer like a dentist.
    When he is pulling out stumps.
    Why is a man who runs in debt, like a clock.
    Because he goes on tick.
    Too short, cut a bit off and it is long enough.
    A grave.
    The man that made it never wore it, and the man that wore it never saw it.
    A coffin.
    As I went up to St Ive's Imet seven men and the seven men , had seven wifes, and the seven wives had seven sacks, and in the seven sacks were seven cats, how many went to St Ive's.
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    Bernard Hayden
    Kye, Co. Roscommon