Proverb of the Day
Dlí na reilige gach éinne a ligean isteach, Riail na cille gan éinne a ligean amach, Cách mar imigh, níor tháinig riamh thar n-ais, Is nach trua san don duine ná tuigeann gur cruaidh é an smacht.
The law of the cemetery is to let everyone in, The rule of the graveyard is not to let anyone out, Of all that ever left, no one ever came back, A pity for anyone who doesn't understand the harshness of authority.
Explanation: One of innumerable versions of a commentary on death. Often only the first two lines are cited.
Other Irish Proverbs
The dowry goes, and the scowl stays on the woman.
Seán will see more.
Imeoir-se is imeod-sa as an áit seo, Is beidh aiteann ag fás inár ndiaidh, Imeoidh a dtiocfaidh is a dtáinig riamh, Ach ní imeoidh na grásta go brách ó Dhia.
You and I will pass away from this place, And furze will be growing after us, All who ever will come or who ever did come will pass away, But the graces of God will never pass away.
Tell it to Mary in a whisper and Mary will tell it to the parish.
Bringing salt west when it's from the west it comes.