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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.