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Irish Proverbs and Sayings O'Farrell, Padraic

ISBN: 9781781174920

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.

  • Irish Proverbs and Sayings