School: Cromadh (B.)

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Cromadh, Co. Luimnigh
Teacher:
Dáithí Ó Ceanntabhail
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  1. (continued from previous page)
    Miscellaneous.
    (Croom, Jas. Begley, 73)
    Riddle:
    Two legs sitting on three legs.
    And one leg in his lap.
    Four legs came and took one leg.
    Two legs caught three legs, and flung it as four legs.
    To get one leg back.
    Ans. A man sitting on a 3 legged stool, picking a leg of mutton, dog comes and snaps leg of mutton, man flings stool after dog.
    Riddle:
    Divide 3 eggs between a fiddler and his wife, and a piper and his mother.
    Ans. The fiddler's wife was the piper's mother.
    (Tiob. 'Arann).
    Riddle:
    If Paddy's wife was Jack's mother, how near would Paddy be to Jack's brother.
    Ans. Paddy would be Jack's brother's father.
    (Tiob. Arann and also Croom)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Well mind you, they say that it is not a lucky sign to see the two ends of a rainbow meeting the ground in the one parish.

    Well mind you, they say that it is not a lucky sign to see the two ends of a rainbow meeting the ground in the one parish. It happened in Fedamore and before a week was up, A---B--- was dead. No then, he was not an old man, nor a delicate man, but the reverse. He was a strong man.They say that the bad luck that it brings must fall on some body or some thing, beast or otherwise.
    (M.--- O 'D.---, Manister)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. seanchas aimsire (~6,442)
      2. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. tomhaiseanna (~7,209)
    Language
    English
    Informant
    M. O' D.
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    An Mhainistir, Co. Luimnigh