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Oh the infamous and ever popular Irish proverb. But what is an Irish proverb exactly? Well in short an Irish proverb is a short saying that offers advice or gives wisdom. It is often in the form of a metaphor where human behavior is compared to the behavior of an animal or a natural item, like a tree or the wind.
Here are a few of our favorite Irish proverbs. we just love these truthful short and pithy Irish sayings.
Traditional Irish Proverbs:
- If you don’t know the way walk slowly – Irish Proverb
- Two thirds of help is to give courage – Irish Proverb
- The best horse doesn’t always win the race – Irish Proverb
- It takes time to build castles – Irish Proverb
- No man is wise at all times – Irish Proverb
- It’s easy to half the potato where there is love – Irish Proverb
- Fierceness is often hidden under beauty – Irish Proverb
- May hinges of our friendship never go rusty – Irish Proverb
- If God shuts one door he opens another – Irish Proverb
- Idleness is the desire of a fool – Irish Proverb
- Wisdom exceeds strength – Irish Proverb
- Patience can conquer destiny – Irish Proverb
A great way to show your love of these fabulous pithy snippets of wit it to wear an Irish proverb affirmation bracelet.
Live the Celtic life you have created. Live the life you love, inspire the relationships and friendships that you cherish. Do what you are passionate about and practice what you preach. The life of the Irish is to be enjoyed, not endured. And these truthful short and pithy Irish sayings are the proof.
So, follow your Celtic spirit and dreams, be open to new beginnings, and live life the way you love.
These bracelets fit very nicely together or separate to add a sense of purpose and truth to your ensemble. Stacked or solo, these bracelets ensure seamless Celtic style.
Ireland’s very own patron saint St. Brigid’s Feast Day is February 1st also as Imbolc. Imbolc or Imbolg, is a Gaelic festival that traditional marks the start of warmer days and the arrival of spring. It also the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Saint Brigid of Kildare is Ireland’s most important female saints. Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares her name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated.
On Halloween night children would dress up in scary costumes and go house to house. ‘Help the Halloween Party’ and ‘Trick or Treat’ were the cries to be heard at each door.
This tradition of wearing costumes also dates back to Celtic times. On the special night when the living and the dead were at their closest the Celtic Druids would dress up in elaborate costumes to disguise themselves as spirits and devils in case they encountered other devils and spirits during the night. By disguising they hoped that they would be able to avoid being carried away at the end of the night. This explains why witches, goblins and ghosts remain the most popular choices for the costumes.
The Irish legend of the Dullahan, or English translation “dark man” is unnerving. The Headless Horseman or Dullahan is the Irish foreteller of death. The Dullahan rides a jet black horse with flames shooting from its eyes, carrying his head under one arm. Irish folklore says that when he stops riding, a human dies.
There are many versions of this scary tale. Some say that the Dullahan throws buckets of blood at people he passes, while other say he simply calls out the name of the mortal that will soon die.
But as with most evil entities the Dullahan has a weakness. The Dullahan can not stand the sight of GOLD. So you would be wise when traveling on this Halloween to carry a wee bit of in case you have a run-in with this headless horror!
Although not always seen, her mourning call is heard, usually at night when someone is about to die.