School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 374

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The early bird catches the early worm. It's never to late to mend. When the drink is in, the sense is out. Wine is sweet but its price is bitter. Its not possible to made a race-horse out of an ass. Hunger is good sauce. It better late than never. A person looses something with his education. The truth is not believed from a liar. You cannot have your loaf and eat it. Wilful waste makes woeful want. Its not the big stones alone that build the castle. One man's tooth is worth twenty false ones. Busy is a liar in company or a he? at a bay of oats. Beauty does not always boil the pot. The old cat never burned himself. A rolling stone gathers no moss. After the storm comes a calm. Its an ill wind that does not favour someone. A faint heart never one a fair

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Collector
Nora Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English