School: Gleann an Chairthe (roll number 13345)

Location:
Gleann an Chairthe, Co. Liatroma
Teacher:
Seán Mag Ualghairg
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  1. R. Of all the four elements put together fire, water, earth and air. A shoemaker can make shoes without leather. Riddle me that and I will buy you a new pair.
    A. A blacksmith making horse shoes.
    R. I have it here see if yonder black sheep with blue feet.
    A. Breath
    R. An old red cow lying by the wall. She eats all she gets and drinks none at all.
    A. A fire
    R. What turns without moving?
    A. A road
    R. If a person falls off a house what does he fall against.
    A. Against hid will
    R. Twenty sick sheep went out on a gap. Two fell dead how many came back.
    A. Eighteen
    R. What is it that goes up the ladder with its head down?
    A. A nail in a man's boot
    R. Two feet on the ground three feet overhead. The head of the living in the mouth of the dead.
    A. A man with a pot on his head.
    R. As I was going to London I saw a great wonder four and twenty wild geese tearing the world asunder.
    A. A man harrowing,
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    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. tomhaiseanna (~7,209)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Margaret Mary Gilligan
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    13
    Address
    Fíonach, Co. Liatroma
    Informant
    Thomas Kelly
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    65
    Address
    Droim Duilliúir, Co. Liatroma