School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 453

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Proverbs & Local Sayings

I
“He was the last to blow the whistle like Captain Bailey”
A full account of how this saying comes “to life” in this locality is told in pages 49~50.

Proverbs & Local Sayings

2
“Sláinte go léir”, says Tady Forde.
In the village of Drumcollogher which is situated on the Limerick Cork border over forty-six years ago there lived a man who was famous for his wit and story-telling; and he was equally famous for his love of the “bottle”.
Her was very often to be found in one of the local public-houses but before he tasted a drink he always toasted his friends with “Sláinte go léir”.
Tady Forde died about 46 years ago; but to the present day in the public-houses of Drumcollogher you will hear “Sláinte go léir”, says Tady Forde.
(Note in margin – No. 2 got from Mr. Daniel Madden ex N.T. Fedamore Killmallock)

Informant
Mr Daniel Madden
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Address
Fedamore, Co. Limerick
Language
English

Proverbs and Local Sayings

3
“It must be gone in the boil, like Katy Wort’s chicken.”
About 5 miles south of Millstreet,

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