School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0591

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  1. The people in my district have many proverbs and old sayings, here are some of them.
    A stitch in time saves nine.
    A windy day is not a day for thatching.
    Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.
    Better is an ass that carries you than a horse that throws you.
    He that has a wish for his supper may go to bed hungry.
    Health is better than wealth.
    Wilful waste makes woeful want.
    A willing heart lightens work.
    Make hay while the sun shines.
    Better buy than borrow.
    Strike the iron while it is hot.
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    A long threatening comes at last.
    A pig's can never make mutton.
    When the cat is out the mice can
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    Owen Scanlon
    Cloonagun, Co. Sligo