School: Boston (roll number 10212)

Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
Bean Uí Dhocharthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 147

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 147

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  1. After a storm comes a calm.
    A stitch in time saves nine.
    A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    All is not gold that glitters.
    A man's house is his castle.
    A cat has leave to look at a king.
    A cock has leave to crow in his own dunghill
    When people are late going anywhere a remark used is "They will be in for the Corlelan part of of it" The people of Corlelan part were noted for being always late at mass.
    As busy as a liar in company or a hen at a bag of oats.
    The Cows in Connaught wear long horns.
    Far away hills look green.
    Its all ill wind blows nobody good.
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    Fine feathers make fine birds.
    Its a long lane has no turn in it.
    There is no use in crying over spilt milk.
    An old woman called Colgan had a sick pig when asked how was the pig she always
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    May Corcoran
    Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare