School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 130

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  1. 1 If the cuckoo calls on a bare thorn
    Sell your cow and buy corn.
    2 A blade of grass gathers a bundle
    3 A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    4 A closed mouth catches no flies
    5 When fun is best it is time to rest.
    6 It is better to spare first than last.
    7 Leave the country or be in the fashion
    8 Teach your mother to make porridge
    9 The mills of God grind slowly but they grind very fine.
    10 A small house and plenty to eat, is better than a big house and little food
    11 If you have not but a goat be in the middle of the fair with him.
    I got all those from my Grandmother
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. proverbs (~4,377)
    Bridget Clarke
    Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
  2. 1) An té a bhuailfeadh mo mhada, bhuailfeadh sé mé fhéin.

    2) Bíonn cloch reatha gan caonach
    3) An té is mó cainnt, sé is lugha obair
    4) Chloisfeadh sé fhéir ag fás
    5) Tagann sí gan iarraidh mar an droch-aimsear
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.