School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 376

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Proverbs.

1. There was a little woman named Nellie Curley and she was not able to speak the English language well. When the children would not have eaten all they got and they asking more she would say "Eat what is in your noggin and you will get more while ago". That is said in this district all the time.
2. If there is any boastful person in this district and the people do not believe him when he tells them about all he is going to do they say "You'll do actions at the fair of the porridge".
3. There was an old woman 87 years of age living in this district about twenty years ago. She was ordered a little whiskey by the doctor because she had a weak heart. She always thought the whiskey was not strong enough but she would not complain except to say when she had tasted it "More water ars an Sasanach agus é leath-bháische.
4. There is a saying about people who are always cleaning up and has nothing tidy "Katty

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