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The story on this page has been taken from the Dúchas web site, page http://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5044790/5038434/5083168and pages following. An image of the original manuscript can be viewed on the Dúchas page as well as more detailed information about the informant and recorder of the story.
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1) If you ask a person how is some body else, he often answers There is no loss on him, which means he is all right.
2) It's an ill wind that blows no-body good.
3) He wouldn't buy a pig in a bag.
4) He wouldn't sell his hen on a rainy day.
5) A windy day is a bad day to thatch.
6) He is as cute as a fox.
Collector: Ernest Gerty
Address: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Informant: Name not given
Location: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Mrs Stafford
Thanks to B. McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.
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