Whats rare is wonderful Irish?
We are certainly “making hay as the sun shines” and I am reminded of my favourite Irish proverb, “An rud is annamh is iontach”. This translates as “what is seldom is wonderful”. It is such a fine sentiment and a great reminder not to let these fleeting moments escape us.
Whats rare is wonderful?
“The thing that is seldom is wonderful.” Much like Ireland’s landscape, this Irish proverb tells us that the rare things in life are best.
What is a good Irish prayer?
May good luck be with you Wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. May your days be many and your troubles be few, May all God’s blessings descend upon you, May peace be within you, May your heart be strong, May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.
What’s the motto of Ireland?
The Republic of Ireland has no national motto. Northern Ireland has used the motto Quis separabit?, Latin from Romans 8:35: Quis nos separabit a caritate Christi…, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”
Where does the Irish word seanfhocal come from?
‘Seanfhocal’ is the Irish word for proverb, literally meaning ‘old word’. The following proverbs have been around for centuries. They were originally told in Gaelic but have since migrated into the English language too.
Why are the sayings of seanfhocail so important?
These wise sayings, developed in an oral tradition over hundreds of years, point out the good and bad attributes of the common person. They are a cultural expression of Celtic esthetics, ethics, and morals. Is é an duine an t-éadach. The man (person) is the clothes. Is minic cuma aingeal ar an Diabhal féin.
Which is the best version of seanfhocail?
The following seanfhocail are a small sampling, and others will be added to this page in the future. An té a bhíos amuigh fuaraíonn a chuid. Out of sight out of mind.
Which is the soul of wit seanfhocail or Minic?
Brevity is the soul of wit. Is minic a bhí fear maith i seanbhríste. There’s often a good man in old trousers. Ní déanach í an mhaith aon uair. Good isn’t late any time. Dhá dtrian sainte ag lucht saibhris. The rich have two-thirds of the world’s greed. An áit a bhuil do chroí is ann a thabharfas do chosa thú.