School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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Folklore - Old Sayings

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 145

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There are many old sayings still repeated in this district. The principal ones are;
"What is bred in the blood breaks out in the bone".
"The more hurry the less speed".
"Hunger is the best sauce".
"You cannot knock an old dog off his trot".
"Health is better than wealth".
"A stitch in time saves nine".
"Far away hills look green".
"The early bird catches the worm".
"A rolling stone catches no moss".
"Cows in Kerry have long horns".
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".
"The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh".
"Look before you leap".
"Better late than never".
"There are two sides to every story".
"Self praise is no praise".
"A fool laughs at his own folly".

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Collector
Tomás De Bláca
Gender
male
Address
Cappaghabaun Mountain, Co. Clare
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
45
Language
English