School: Scoil Sheosaimh Ntha (Cailíní)

Location:
Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Úna, Bean Uí Threasaigh

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Old Sayings

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 245

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1. "Half a load is better than no bread"
2. "Waste not want not"
3. "Bad wind that wont favour somebody."
4. (Self) "Self praise is no praise."
5. "A bird in the fist is worth two on a bush."
6. "What the fairy writes he can read himself
7. "Laugh an the world laughs with you weep and you weep alone"
8. "What would kill a nailor would cure a tailer"
9. "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
10. "A long threatening comes at last"
11. "Every dog is stiff at his own door."
12. "Show me your company and I'll tell you who you are"
13. "What you wont hear wont trouble you."
14. "A lier you can never trust, even if he tells the truth "sometimes"
15. "Honesty is the best policy"
16. "Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you"
17. "Spare the rod and spoil "the child"
18. "Too many cooks spoil the broth"
19. "A stitch in time saves nine"

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Collector
Una Keaveny
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Keaveny
Gender
male
Address
Eskeromullacaun, Co. Galway
Language
English