School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 289

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    Somebody comes after the sower and closes the holes.
    The people around Oughterard go around to help each other when sowing the potatoes. They are moulded after about three weeks and then sprayed.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. It's an old saying and a true one that a new broom sweeps clean.
    When there' a will there's a way
    "Ní h-é lá na gaoithe, lá na sgolb"
    A watched pot never boils
    There is many a day in twenty one years
    There was a tailor sewing one time and he had no candlestick for the candle, so he stuck it to the wall and said - "It's hard to beat the art of man."
    Another old saying that "half a loaf is better than no bread
    The proverb says that in the end the best of friends must part
    Another old saying is that friends meet but hills do not.
    The hills are green far away
    When all fruit fails welcome haws
    As crooked as a ram's horn
    Too many cooks spoil the broth
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        1. proverbs (~4,377)
    Mary Fahy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway