Dúchas.ie 1937 Schools Folklore collection - Barnaderg NS (Boys)

1937 Dúchas Schools Folklore Collection


If a farmer raises a dozen acres of wheat in dry weather; what would he raise in wet weather?
Answer:- An umbrella

What is the greatest riddle?
Answer:- Life because you have to give it up.

As I went into a graveyard I saw the living, living in the dead; five were there and six soon.
Answer:- A bird’s nest in a skeleton, five young ones and one coming out of the egg.

What county is nearly burnt out
Answer:- Wick-low (Wicklow)

Little red nancy sitting in the dyke, and if you would touch her she would bite.
Answer:- A nettle.

If all Ireland was drowned what county would be safe.
Answer:- Cork

Tink-Tank under the bank one pulling four.
Answer:- A woman milking a cow.


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