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The Irish limerick is one of the most famous and suited to the well known and much loved Irish sense of humour. Want to know more about St Patricks day? Lots of interesting information and Fun Facts about
St Patricks Day
There was a young girl from New York,
Whose ancestors all came from Cork,
Who possessed an idea
That in order to be queer
She had to eat soup with a fork!
Kids limericks are great fun and an easy way to get kids interested in poems and poetry. Because limericks are simple and short it is easy for kids and children to learn how to write limericks.
I'd rather have fingers than toes,
I'd rather have ears than a nose
And as for my hair
I'm glad it's all there,
I'll be awfully sad when it goes!
The most famous limericks of all are written by the English Poet Edward Lear. His famous limerick entitled "There once was a man from Nantucket" has been used for the basis of many other limerick poems.
There was a young person of Bantry,
Who frequently slept in the pantry;
When disturbed by the mice
She appeased them with rice,
That judicious young person of Bantry.