School: Baile na Cille (roll number 1320)

Ballynakill, Co. Galway
Éinrí Ó Mainnín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0051, Page 0076

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When the cat is out the mouse can play.
It is a bad wind that does not blow good for somebody.
The hills are green far away.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
What you can do to-day do not put it off till tomorrow.
The cat can look at the king.
Rising late you must gallop all day.
Courage is half the battle.
Better late than never.
Every new brush sweeps clean.
Birds of a feather flock togther.
A bird in your hand is better than two in a bush.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Look before you leap.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
The ready way round is the shortest way home.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it.
The early bird catches the early worm.
Live horse and you will get grass.
You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
The more hurry the less speed.
There is a long road without a turn in it.
Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.

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Eileen Dervan
Burroge, Co. Galway