Proverb of the Day
Dhá dtrian cainte ag lucht póite.
Drinkers have two-thirds of talk.
Explanation: Many people become talkative when they have a few drinks. But this was obviously first said by a teetotaller.
Other Irish Proverbs
The thief often gets away.
A fire is half a meal.
A fire is a good thing, and something to eat.
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.
The dowry goes, and the scowl stays on the woman.