School: Clochar na Toirbhirte

Location:
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Sr M. Gráinne

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Old Sayings and Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0635, Page 110

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1. Rain in May fills the farmer's bars with straw and hay
2. Plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you'll have corn to sell and keep.
3. Make hay while the sun shines.
4. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
5. Sloth like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, as the used key is always bright.
6. Many hands make light work.
7. Time on tide waits for no man.
8. Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man grey before he dies.
9. A bird in the hands is worth two on a bush.
10. You can lead the horse to the water, but you can't make him drink

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Collector
Hannah O' Farrell
Gender
female
Address
Ballyin Upper, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mr P. O' Farrell
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Ballyin Upper, Co. Waterford
Language
English