Dúchas.ie 1937 Schools Folklore collection - Barnaderg NS (Boys)
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.
Tink-Tank under the bank one pulling four.
Answer:- A woman milking a cow.