School: Cloonlyon G. (roll number 12937)

Cluain Laighean, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Annie Burke
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0116, Page 163

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  1. The thing that is not stolen is found.
    A short visit is the best.
    Two eyes are better than one.
    Better to spare in the beginning that in the end.
    Hills are green far away.
    A constant guest is never welcome.
    It is not all the big men the reap the harvest.
    The day of the storm is not the day for the thatching.
    God never closed a gap that he would not thereupon open another.
    You cannot have your bread and eat it.
    When wine is in, wit is out.
    People meet each other, but the hill and mountains never.
    What the housewives spare the cats eat it.
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    What is got badly goes badly.
    A hut is a palace to a poor man.
    A wooden leg is better than no leg.
    A burned child dreads the fire.
    Whats got by nature costs no money.
    A man's home is his castle.
    Six of one and half a dozen of another.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. seanfhocail (~4,377)
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