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Humour from Aughinish – 1907/1920

Sunday Independent 29th December 1907 p2 (abridged)

Behind the wall Photo: EO'D
Behind the wall
Photo: EO’D

Four prizes of half a crown each ar awarded every week for the four best jokes received for this column. Below are two prize-winning entries.

Poet to Editor:    “What do you think of this little poem of mine – ‘She would not smile?’

Editor to Poet:   “I think if you had read the poem to her she might have done”

Winner :Miss Nora McInerney
Aughnish, New Quay, Burrin P.O. County Clare

and from the Sunday independent 17th October 1920 p6

Girl to friend: “I found that astronomer rather dull. He used to talk to me about the stars.”

Friend: “I don’t find him dull,” averred the other girl ecstatically.

“He says he talks to the stars about me.”

Winner: Miss Margaret McInerney,
Aughinish, Kinvarra, Co. Galway.



B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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