An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Irish Proverbs and sayings ...

An Irishman's Philosophy  

In life, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you are well or you are sick.


If you are well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will get well or you will die.


If you get well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you die, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will go to heaven or hell.


If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.



And if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends
You won’t have time to worry! 


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The Way We Tell a Story
(Pat McCarty 1851-1931)
Says I to him, I says, says I,
Says I to him, I says,
The thing, says I, I says to him,
Is just, says I, this ways.
I hev', says I, a gret respeck
For you and for your breed,
And onything I could, I says,
I'd do, I wud indeed.
I don't know any man, I says,
I'd do it for, says I,
As fast, I says, as for yoursel',
That's tellin' ye no lie.
There's nought, says I, I wudn't do
To plase your feyther's son,
But this, I says, ye see, says I,
I says, it can't be done.


* * *
Murphy's Law
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Everything takes longer than you expect.
And if anything can go wrong,
It will, at the worst possible moment.
* * *

Irish Proverbs: Life's Ups & Downs 
Níl aon suáilce gan a duáilce féin.
There are no unmixed blessings in life.

Is gaire cabhair Dé ná an doras. 
God's help is nearer than the door.
 
Is ceirín do gach créacht an fhoighne.
Patience is a poultice for all wounds.

3 comments:

  1. There are no unmixed blessings in life.

    My grandfather would say:
    "There is no blessing without temptation and no suffering without reward."

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