Proverb of the Day
Trí ní a bhaineann le sonas: fál, foscadh, is mochóirí.
Three things that make for happiness: hedges, shelter, and early rising.
Explanation: It's fairly obvious how shelter and early rising make for happiness. Well-kept hedges make for happiness because they keep cattle where they're supposed to be, not breaking in to the cabbage field, not straying onto the neighbour's land. Robert Frost wrote a poem about fixing his fences with his neighbour in the spring: "Good fences make good neighbours".
Other Irish Proverbs
Trí ní atá chomh maith le nithe is fearr ná iad: claíomh adhmaid ag meatachán, uisce salach ag múchadh tine, bean ghránna ag fear dall.
Three things that are as good as things that are better than them: a wooden sword in the hands of a coward, dirty water quenching a fire, and an ugly woman married to a blind man.
Three things that can't be seen: edge, wind and love.
Three things that can't be taught: singing voice, generosity, and poetry.
Two thirds of dancing is prancing around.
When the music stops, the dancing stops.