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.