School: Thurles (No. 2) (roll number 13605)

Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Frances E. Walsh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0553, Page 031

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  1. "He would put feet under hens for you" meaning he would teach you all about your business while neglecting his own.
    "I would not put it past him" -- Meaning it is just what I would expect him to do.
    "Foreign cows wear long horns"
    "He would steal the sugar out of your tea"
    If I didn't go to school I met the Scholars Used in fun to imply some small claim to wit or learning.
    "A first Friday man or woman" -- a person who goes to Mass on the first nine Fridays running.
    "You might say it" -- Meaning "it is certain"
    To go bogging -- to sink in a soft miry place.
    'You are still to the fore' -- you are still hale and active.
    You might as well be idle' -- There is no use in your attempting the task.
    Take Larry out of your back -- Get rid
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    Archdeacon St John Seymour
    Thurles, Co. Tipperary