SEANFHOCAIL – PROVERBS

 

SEANFHOCAIL – PROVERBS

 

1.  Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin.

There is no hearth like your own hearth.

There is no place like home.

 

2.  Tús maith leath na hoibre.

A good start is half the work.

 

3.  Ní neart go cur le chéile.

There is no strength without co-operation.

Unity is strength.

 

4.  Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

However long the day, the evening will come.

 

5.  Is minic cuma aingeal ar an diabhal féin.

There is often the look of an angel on the devil himself.

 

6.  Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile..

One cockroach recognises another.

It takes one to know one.

 

7.  Is glas iad na cnoic I bhfad uainn.

Far away hills are green.

 

8.  Trí ní is deacair a thuiscint:  intleacht na mban,  obair na mbeach, teach agus imeacht na taoide.

Three things hardest to understand:   the mind of a woman, the work of the bees,

the coming and going of the tide.

 

9. Is iomaí cor sa tsaol.

There is many a twist in life.

 

10.Is maith a scéalaí an aimsir.

Time is a good storyteller.

 

11.  Má chailleann tú uair ar maidin, beidh tú á

tóraíocht I rith an lae.

If you lose an hour in the morning, you’ll be looking for it all the day.

 

12.  Bíonn cluasa ar na claíocha.

Fences have ears.  Walls have ears.

 

13.  Bíonn ceann caol ar an óige.

Youth has a thin head.  You can’t put an old head on young shoulders.

 

14.  Obair ó crích, obair bean tí.

A housewife’s work is never done.

 

15.  Fileann an feall ar an bhfeallaire.

The evil deed returns to the person who did it.

What goes around comes around.

 

16.  Má tá tú ag lorg cara gan locht, beidh tú gan cara go deo.

If you are looking for a friend without a fault you will be without a friend forever.

 

17.  Ní chruinníonn cloch reatha caonach.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

 

18.  Na trí cáirde is fear agus na trí naimhde is measa:  tine, gaoth is uisce.

The three best friends and he three worst enemies, fire, wind and water

 

19.  Níor dhún Dia doras riamh nár oscail Sé ceann eile.

God never closed one door without opening another.

 

20.  Nuair a bhíonn an cat amuigh, bíonn an luch ag rince.

When the cat is outside, the mouse dances.

 

21. Ní théann cuileog san mbéal a bhíos dúnta.

A fly will not go into a mouth that is closed – a shut mouth catches no flies!

 

22.  An rud a ghoilleas ar an gcroí caithfidh an t-súil é a shileas.                

What pains the heart must be washed away with tears.

 

23.  Briseann an dúchas trí shúile an chait.

Heredity breaks out in the eyes of the cat.

 

24.  Fearthain don lao agus grian don tsearrach,   uisce don gé agus déirce don bhacach.

Rain to the calf and sun to the foal, water to the goose and alms to the beggar(man).

 

25. Is giorra cabhair Dé ná an doras.

God’s help is closer than the door.

 

Notices:

September 26 – There are Irish Classes held locally (not run by ICA) which may be of interest to you:

Ranganna Gaeilge ag tosú iScoil Naithi 23 ú lá Meán Fómhair ó

7.30p.m. go 9 p.m.  75 an tearma, bun agus mean ranganna.

Irish classes start in Scoil Naithi on 23rd September  from

7.30p.m. to 9 p.m.  75 euro for the term, (ten weeks) beginner and intermediate classes.

 

 

 

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