School: Beanna (roll number 9524/5)

Banna West, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Cearbhaill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0414, Page 324

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The old people have more old sayings than the people now.
These are some of them.
Make hay while the sun shines.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
The fay of the wind is not the day for the scallop.
Never two late to mend.
Every cock crows at his own door.
Every fool laughs at his own folly.
Look before you leap.
There is no hearth like your own hearth,
While the cat is out the mouse can dance.
A fool and his money soon parts.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A stitch in time saves nine.
The old dog for the long road and the puppy for the path.
Every dog barks at his own door.