School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 161

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Mist on the river is a sign of good weather. Mist on the mountain is a sign of rain. Wherever there is a smoke there is a fire, and wherever there is a fire there is a heat.
It is bad the wind that does not blow some person good.
Never take the book by the cover.
Smooth water runs deep.
It is good the horse that draws his own cart.
A fool often gives a good advice.
The three best friends, and the three worst enemies, are the fire, the wind, and the water.
Put silk on a goat, but it is always a goat.
A sloe year is a sorrowful year.
You never know the want of water til the well runs dry.

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Collector
Agnes Campbell
Gender
female
Address
Castlecooly, Co. Donegal
Language
English