Irish proverbs

Irish proverbs

  • Snuff at a wake is fine if there’s nobody sneezing over the snuff box.
  • If a cat had a dowry, she would often be kissed.
  • It’s hard to take britches off bare hips.
  • Marriages are all happy; it’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.
  • It’s hard to take britches off bare hips.
  • It’s no use boiling your cabbage twice.
  • A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
  • If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still.
  • There is a crock of gold in the tomb of every chieftain, but they are all guarded by cats and fairies.

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