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Collection of Riddles

Abstract: Story collected by a student at Árd-achadh (B.) school (Ardagh, Co. Limerick) from informant John Lane.

Original reference: 0487/1/6

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A Collection of Riddles [duchas:4913147]

As I went up a slippery gap,
I met my uncle Davy
I took him up and put him into my pocket,
For fear the ducks would eat him.
Ans = A potato

What is it always walks with its head down.
Ans = A nail in your boot.

It comes twice in the Summer but it never comes in a thousand years.
Ans = M

Tis in and out,
Tis slippery and greazy,
Tis like a trout.
Ans = A tongue

It goes round and round and never stops, until it comes to the door.
Ans = A brush.

Origin information
Ardagh, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 012-013
Volume 0487
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Anraoi Musgrave.
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0487/1/6

Suggested credit
"A Collection of Riddles"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Anraoi Musgrave.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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