School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 256

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  1. List of Irish Words and Phrases etc.

    Sugán or Suggin - what a thatcher puts under his knees on the ladder.

    Ar'n't you flough u ill ough as in lough - meaning aren't you generous or offhanded.
    The amusement
    It was funny and rough u ill meaning very amusing
    He had down a great Breestha meaning a good pile of burning sods.
    Min-awn-airack or Mhun awn airach - a young person light and frisky. Jumping around the old one would say aren't you the Min-awn-aer-augh.
    After breaking anything like delph He made Smithereens of it.
    Put a stampien on the goat - tie the front and back leg with a piece of rope to keep her from trespassing.
    I must get a pair of thretheens (treithín). In wet weather when a farmer wants to save the mouth of his trousers from daub and clauber he ties two pieces of bag or sack round the shoe mouth keeping the trousers tight.
    Pithogue - a child of 9 or 10 or more hanging after the mother a sort of a pet. Pithogue is contempt.
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