Irish Proverbs - Gaelic Proverbs with English Translation
|"Tús na heagna eagla an Tiarna."|
Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord.
|"Tosach sláinte codladh."|
Sleep is the first sign of recovery.
|"Is fearr lán doirn de cheird ná lán mála d’ór."|
A handful of skill is better than a bagful of gold.
|"Níl aon leigheas ar an ngrá ach pósadh."|
The only cure for love is marriage.
|Bíonn súil le muir ach ní bhíonn súil le tír.|
There's hope from the ocean but none from the grave
A bad egg, a bad bird
|"Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí."|
Praise the young and they will blossom.
|"Is glas na cnoic i bhfad uainn."|
Distant hills look green.
|"Is fada an bóthar nach mbíonn casadh ann."|
It is a long road that has no turning.
|It is not a secret if it is known by three people.|
|it takes time to build castles. Rome was not built in a day.|
|Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.|
|If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.|
|The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.|
|If a man doesn't marry he'll rue it sore: And if he gets married he'll rue it more.|
Irish Proverbs including their meaning
|"He heard the money jingling in his mother's pockets before he was born."|
Describing a miser or someone who is greedy for money
|"He wasn't behind the door anyway when the feet were giving out."|
Describing a person with Big Feet
|'Like a hen on a hot griddle.'|
Describing someone who is uneasy or fidgeting
|'Like a bull in a china shop.'|
Describing someone who is acting inconsiderately or without concern for others
|'As fat as a hen in the forehead.'|
Describing a thin person