School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 035

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  1. Q. I have no head and tail I lack,
    But yet still arms and legs and back,
    I inhabit the palace the tavern and cot.
    Its a beggarly residence in which I'm not?
    A. A chair.
    Q. There was a man, lived in this town,
    Great Britain was his name, He rod up and he rode down. And was this man seen again approaching from the town and that three times I've told his name?
    A. Was
    Q. What man is never seen by day?
    A. The man in the moon.
    Q. What woman never walked?
    A. A mermaid.
    Q. What is the ugliest hood ever worn?
    A. Falsehood.
    Q. Which travel the faster, heat or cold?
    A. Heat, because you can catch cold.
    Q. What is the exact length for the year 1888?
    A. One and three nights.
    Q. Why are the cliffs of Moher like the letter D?
    A. Because they are nearest to sea (C)
    Q. As I walked as I read, I saw the
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    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
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    Mary Walsh
    Margaret Clancy
    Ballyduneen, Co. Clare