School: Coillte Críotáin

Erris, Co. Roscommon
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 392

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  1. 31. Better to wear out shoes than sheets.
    32. A stitch in time saves nine.
    33. He is on the pig's back.
    34. A half loaf is better than no bread.
    35. Hills are green when far away.
    36. Health is better than wealth.
    37. A son is a son till he gets a wife but a daughter is a daughter till she goes in the grave.
    38. Pretty feather's make pretty birds.
    39. A closed mouth catches no flies.
    40. There is more "raisins" (reasons) than you put in cakes.
    41. It's a long road that has not a turn.
    42. When the rod is bent so the tree shall grow.
    43. Better to be born lucky than rich.
    44. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
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    Mary Tivenan
    Cornaglia, Co. Roscommon