Irish Proverbs and Sayings, Hardback Book


Padraic O'Farrell gathered a rich harvest of wise sayings from the Irish countryside, the lips of great men - such as Shaw, Wilde, Synge and Swift - and the unspoilt fount of Irish folklore and legend.

Whenever Irish people congregate, however long removed from a rural environment, gems of wisdom are to be heard in their conversation. This appealing new hardback edition will be popular with tourists and locals alike, who are looking for a pithy statement such as:* The wrath of God has nothing on the wrath of an Irishman outbid for land, a horse or a woman. * A hair on the head is worth two on the brush. * The family that has no skeleton in the cupboard has buried it instead. * Dead men tell no tales but there's many a thing learned in a wake-house. * Put an Irishman on a spit and you'll soon have two Irish men turning him.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd
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  • Category: Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781781174920

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