Proverb of the Day
Go maraí an diabhal tu.
May the devil kill you.
Explanation: A strong curse; often used in Hiberno-English as "May the devil take you". The train to Dingle was involved in an accident years ago when it ran into a horse and cart crossing the road. The wife of the man in the cart was duly informed that Paddy was all right, that although he was in hospital, he would survive. The horse, however, had been killed outright. "The devil take you for a train", she said. "Why didn't you kill Paddy and leave me my fine horse?"
Other Irish Proverbs
The curse of my breast on you.
May God spare you your eyesight.
Far from us ill-tidings.
The light of heaven to our souls.
A hundred thanks to the Son of Plenty.