School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 399

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    kindness cost us nothing yet they will sometimes buy us much" "Rise with the lark and with him go to bed" "Be sure you are right then go ahead" "Idleness is a short road to misery" " Better late than never".
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  2. There are a lot of Sayings in this district. Some of these are “A rolling stone gathers no moss”, “A half a loaf is better than no bread”, “Dry bread is never greasy,” “ Hard work is never easy,” “There is many a slip between the cup and the lip,” “It’s a poor horse that is not able to carry his own oats,” Time and tide waits for nobody,” “The day of the big wind is not the day for gathering scollaps”, “Save the pence and the pounds will mind themselves”, “Pence make the shillings and shillings make the pounds,” “Blood is thicker than water,” “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you,” “There is as good a fish in the sea as ever was caught,” “It’s a bad wind does not favour someone,” “Live horse and you will get grass,” It is a long road that has no turn,” “Nature breaks through the eyes of a cat,”
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    Joseph Gray