Irish Riddles

Author: Pat Fairon

ISBN: 0862813123

156 x 110mm / 60 pp / Hardback

£ 4.99



Irish Riddles

In an oral tradition true riddles seem to offer a playful challenge to the people's conventional views of their world. They do this by describing the familiar in words and terms that make it sound magical and mysterious.The riddle is as old as Irish culture and this collection not only tests your wits but throws its own light on Irish life and character. The illustrations are of exceptional charm and interest.

I washed my face in water
That was never rained or run
I dried it with a towel
That was neither wove nor spun

(Answer: Wash in the dew; dry in the sun)

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