School: Coill na Leac

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 059

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You might as well be looking for a fly in a turf stack.
You might as well be whistling jigs to a mile-stone.
Just as well try whistle and chew meal
You might as well be throwing chaff against the wind.
You might as well be looking a needle in a bundle of straw.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Gender
female
Language
English

Time will tell and the frost will try the potatoes.
Ill got, Ill gone.
He comes like the bad weather without asking.
Good luck is better than early rising
There is no use throwing water on a drowned mouse.
Fair play is bonny play.
It's along lane that has no Turn.
Convince a man against his will
he'll hold his own opinion still

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