Proverb of the Day
An gátar a chuireann an cat ag ithe cátha san earrach.
It's need that makes the cat eat chaff in the spring.
Explanation: Spring is the poorest season in an agricultural society; last year's food has been exhausted, and none of this year's is harvestable yet. Milk in particular is in short supply in spring, which leaves the cat with nothing. Of course, the proverb refers mostly to people, particularly yourself, when you have to make do with less than you would like.
Other Irish Proverbs
It's easier to destroy the reputation of a young woman than to dirty white socks.
"Sea, tá an méid sin de ghnó an earraigh déanta agam," mar a dúirt an fear tar éis dó a bhean a chur.
"Well, there's that much of the spring work done," said the man when he had planted his wife.
Late repentance is repentance not made.
The greatest shame that ever came over Fionn, A bit in his mouth and nothing in his fist.
A priest without greed I can't find amongst those I know.