Irish Proverbs


It's better to be sorry and stay than to be sorry and go away.

A windy day is not the day for thatching.

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you wont see the dust on the floor.

One beetle recognizes another.

In winter the milk goes to the cow's horns.

A wild goose never reared a tame gosling.

A handstaff of holly, a buailtin of hazel,a single sheaf and a clean floor.

Wilful waste makes woeful want

It takes time to build a castle.

What is in the marrow is hard to take out of the bone.

He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell.

What would a young cat do but eat mice?

Every bird as it is reared and the lark for the bog.

The one who waits the fine day, will get the fine day.

A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.

Patience can conquer desiny.

Do not mistake a goats beard for a fine stallions tail.

It's better than it's want.

A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.

It s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.

Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.

A silent mouth is melodious.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.