Posted by: Anne | March 12, 2011

Irish proverbs and blessings

Irish blessings

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Holy Mother take the harm of the years away from you.

May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.

Irish proverbs

Praise the child and you praise the mother.

It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love.

A Christmas wish — may you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.

If you lie down with dogs you’ll rise with fleas.

Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

A light heart lives long.

God is good, but never dance in a small boat.


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