School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

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

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Proverbs and Local Sayings
“I doubt it, said Croker”.
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Over 30 years ago there was a landlord in Ballinagarde (which is situated about 6½ miles south of Limerick City) named Harry Croker.
Harry lead a wild immoral life and his off-springs were many.
When he was dying he sent for the local Protestant Minister.
Croker told him that he was dying and that he would have to leave all his money and all his wealth behind him.

The Minister tried to comfort him by telling him that he would soon sail into a happier land where sorrow, and trouble were unknown.

“I doubt it” said Croker, and ever since when the people of this locality wish to express their doubts about any matter of which they are not sure they say “I doubt it, said Croker”.

Mr William Casey Farmer
Holy Cross, Kilmallock.

Informant
Mr William Casey
Gender
male
Occupation
farmer
Address
Holycross, Co. Limerick
Language
English