School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 041

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  1. Q. What is the difference between a schoolmaster and a station masters.
    A. One trains the mind but the other minds the train.
    Q. Jenny inside the ditch, Jenny outside the ditch and if you touch Jenny she'll bite you?
    A. A nettle
    Q. If a man raises a hundred acres of wheat in dry weather what will he raise in wet weather?
    A. His umbrella
    Q. What has two eyes and can't see?
    A. A scissors.
    Q. Why is Ireland like a bottle?
    A. Because there's a cork at the end of it.
    Q. The bleat of a lamb, the work of a bee is the name of a man that lives in Kilkee?
    A. Ma-honey
    Q. As black as ink, as white as milk and it hops in the road like hail-stone?
    A A candle-stick.
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