Proverb of the Day
Dearmad bhean an tí ag an gcat.
The cat gets the mistake of the woman of the house.
Explanation: One of the advantages of being a cat is that you get to eat whatever drops on the floor, since the people won't eat it. According to folklore, the cat has nine gifts: Thievery, fighting and force, Silent footfall and screeching, Night vision, Interest, bossiness, and the housewife's mistake.
Other Irish Proverbs
Cím an ré i lár an lae i mbun na píce báine; is mór an obair dhom é a rá trí n-uaire le puth m'anála.
I see the moon in the middle of the day at the base of the white pike; it's very difficult for me to say this three times with one breath.
The going away of the goose from the island on you.
The curse of my day, of my life, and of my seven ancestors on you.
Diarrhoea to your heels on you.
A man is long-lived in his native place.