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Riddle entitled 'Aiseag na h-Aimhne', c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/33

Scope and Contents

Riddle entitled 'Aiseag na h-Aimhne' in which an old man, an old woman and their two sons arrive at a river but the ferry can only hold a ton. The old man and woman are a ton each and their sons are half a ton each so the listener has to solve the problem of how they all get across.


  • Creation: c1862

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 99r, line 13 to folio 99v, line 6

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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