Proverb of the Day
Leithscéal chun mine.
An excuse for meal.
Explanation: Said of someone who makes a pretence of calling to a house as a visit, particularly if there's been a death there recently. He might be praised as being charitable when he's really only looking to fill his belly.
Other Irish Proverbs
Two-thirds of water is in bog-lands.
Two-thirds of wind is in the trees.
Two-thirds of snow is on the hills.
Going to law with the devil when the court is in hell.
"An té a bhíonn go maith dhuit, bí go maith dhó," mar a dúirt Cailleach Bhéara le Cailleach Mhaigh Eo.
"The one who's good to you, be good to him," as the Witch of Beare said to the Witch of Mayo.