Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras Hunger is a good sauce
DochtÃºir na slÃ¡inte an codladh Sleep is health’s doctor
Mol an Ã³ige is tiocfaidh sÃ Praise the youth and they will bloom
TÃºs maith leath na hoibre A good start is half the work
NÃ thagann ciall roimh aois Sense doesn’t come before age
Is fearr rith maith nÃ¡ drochsheasamh A good run is better than a bad stand
Is trom an t-ualach Ã© an leisce Laziness is a heavy burden
Nuair a bhÃonn an t-Ã³l istigh bÃonn an chiall amuigh When the drink is in, sense is out
Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn Faraway hills are green
NÃ sheasann sac folamh An empty sack won’t stand
Is minic a bhris bÃ©al duine a shrÃ³n Many a time a man’s mouth broke his nose.
Is iad na muca ciÃºine a itheann an mhin. It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.
Maireann croÃ Ã©adrom i bhfad. The light heart lives longest.
CoimhÃ©ad fearg fhear na foighde. Beware of the anger of a patient man.
An tÃ© a chaillfeas a chlÃº, caillfidh sÃ© a nÃ¡ire. He who loses his reputation, loses his shame.
Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras Hunger is a tasty sauce.
Is leor don dreoilÃn a nead. A wren only has need for its nest.
NÃ dhÃolann dearmad fiacha. A debt is still unpaid, even if forgotten.
Is trom an t-ualach an leisce. Laziness is a heavy burden.
NÃ hÃ© lÃ¡ na gaoithe lÃ¡ na scoilbe. A windy day is no day for thatching.
Is leor nod don eolach. A hint is sufficient for the wise.
NÃ thuigeann an sÃ¡ch an seang is mÃ¡ thuigeann, nÃ in am. The fat person doesn’t understand the thin man, and if he does, it is usually too late.
An tÃ© a phÃ³sfas an t-airgead, pÃ³sfaidh sÃ© Ã³inseach. Imeoidh an t-airgead, fanfaidh
He who marries money, marries a fool. The money will go but the fool will remain.
NÃ bhÃonn meas ar an aonphort.
There is little respect for the single tune.
Teas gaoithe aduaidh nÃ³ fuacht gaoithe aneas, sin bÃ¡isteach.
The north wind’s heat or the cold of the south wind, means rain.
DÃ¡ mbeifeÃ¡ chomh lÃ¡idir le crann darach, gheobhaidh an bÃ¡s an ceann is fearr ort.
If you are as strong as an oak tree, death will still vanquish you.
Is deas an rud an beagÃ¡n ach Ã© a dhÃ©anamh go maith.
Little is best if well done.
Iarr ar bhean uair nÃ³ dhÃ³ agus muna dtagann sÃ, nÃ¡ bac lÃ©i go deo.
Ask a woman once or twice and if she refuses, let her be forever.
NÃ bhÃonn an duine crÃonna go dtÃ©ann an beart thart.
The person is not wise until the deed is done.
NÃ Ãoctar as an bhuille nach mbuailtear.
A blow not given isn’t paid for.
Arsa Cailleach Mhaigh Eo le Cailleach ThÃr Eoghain: ‘An tÃ© a bheas go maith duit, bÃ go maith dÃ³’.
Says the old woman from Mayo to the old woman from Tyrone, ‘ he who is good to you, be good to him’.
NÃ¡ dÃol caora dhubh, nÃ¡ ceannaigh caora dhubh, agus nÃ¡ bÃ gan caora dhubh.
Neither buy or sell a black sheep but never be without one.
Is neamhbhuan cogadh na gcarad; mÃ¡ bhÃonn sÃ© crua, nÃ bhÃonn sÃ© fada.
A row between friends is short lasting;, even if bitter it is never long.
An rud nach bhfuil agus nach mbeidh, nead ag an luch i bhfÃ©asÃ³g an chait.
What isn’t and never will be – a mouse’s nest in the cat’s beard.
ScÃ©al an chait, a piscÃn.
The cat’s life, its kitten.
Is Ã³n cheann a thagann an cheird.
The craft comes from the head.
Chomh sean leis an cheo agus nÃos sine faoi dhÃ³.
As old as the mist and older by two.
NÃ cleas Ã© go ndÃ©antar trÃ huaire Ã©.
It isn’t a trick until it is done three times.
Caill do chlÃº agus faigh ar ais Ã©, agus nÃ hÃ© an rud cÃ©anna Ã©.
Lose your reputation to regain it, but it is never the same.
DochtÃºir na slÃ¡inte an codladh.
Health’s doctor is sleep.
NÃ¡ glac pioc comhairle gan comhairle ban.
Never take advice without a woman’s guidance.
Tabhair do chuid dod’ chomharsan is bÃ fÃ©in id’ Ã³inseach.
Give yours to the neighbour and be a fool yourself.
BÃonn fÃ¡ilte agus fiche roimh chuireadh gan iarraidh.
There is great welcome in an unrequested invitation.
NÃ¡ cuir dailtÃn le teachtaireacht.
Never send a youngster with a message.
An tÃ© a bhÃonn dÃomhaoin Ã³g, bÃonn sÃ© buan crÃonna.
He who is single in youth, is forever wise.
Is faide a thÃ©ann an dÃºchas nÃ¡ an fhoghlaim.
Nurture goes further than learning.
An tÃ© a luÃonn le madaÃ, Ã©iroidh sÃ© le dearnaid.
He who sleeps with dogs, rises with fleas.
Is deise cabhair DÃ© nÃ¡ an doras.
God’s help is nearer than the door.
An tÃ© nach leigheasann im nÃ³ uisce beatha, nÃ aon leigheas air.
That which butter or whiskey doesn’t cure, there isn’t a remedy for it.
Is garbh mÃ na gcuach.
The month of the cuckoo is severe.
Caith agus nÃ¡ coinnigh an muileat.
Play and don’t keep the card with diamonds.
Chomh dÃomhaoin le laidhricÃn pÃobaire.
As idle as a piper’s little finger.
Ith do shÃ¡ith agus Ã³l do shÃ¡ith agus dÃ©an do shÃ¡ith den obair, agus nuair a gheobhas tÃº an bÃ¡s, fÃ©adfaidh tÃº do shÃ¡ith a chodladh.
Eat and drink your fill and do your work as best, and when you die, you can sleep your rest.
Faigheann an tseanbhrÃ³g an tseanstoca.
The old shoe gets the old stocking.
Is minic a bhain seangÃ¡n lÃ©im as gearrÃ¡n.
It is often an ant made a horse jump.
An tÃ© a bhÃonn siÃºlach, bÃonn sÃ© scÃ©alach agus an tÃ© a bhÃonn scÃ©alach bÃonn sÃ© brÃ©agach.
He who travels is talkative, and he who is talkative tells untruths.
Dearg aniar – soineann agus grian,
Dearg anoir – sneachta agus sioc,
Dearg aneas – doineann agus teas,
Dearg aduaidh – clagar agus fuacht.
Red in the west – sunshine and sun,
Red in the east – snow and frost,
Red in the south – storm and heat,
Red in the north – hail and cold.
NÃor thÃ¡inig stoirm ariamh gan bÃ¡isteach ina dhiaidh.
A storm never comes without the rain after.
Is cuma le tae cÃ© Ã³lfas Ã©.
Tea doesn’t mind who drinks it.
Taephota sa teallach, ‘sÃ© a shÃ¡sÃ³idh an chailleach.
A teapot on the stove is what satisfies an old woman.
Is treise toil nÃ¡ tuiscint.
Will is stronger than understanding.
TÃ©ann Ãseal agus uasal chuig tÃ³rramh.
Both poor and rich attend funerals.
An tÃ© is ciÃºine is Ã© is buaine.
He who is silent is the stronger.
NÃ¡ bÃ beag nÃ¡ mÃ³r leis an chlÃ©ir.
Be neither friendly or unfriendly with clergy.
OÃche aerach is maidin bhrÃ³nach.
A lively night and a sad morning.
Mol an Ã³ige is tiocfaidh sÃ.
Praise the youth and they will bloom.
NÃ¡ mol agus nÃ¡ cÃ¡in thÃº fÃ©in.
Neither praise nor criticise yourself.
NÃ¡ leathnaigh do bhrat muna fÃ©idir leat Ã¡ chosaint.
Don’t unfurl your flag if you are unable to defend it.
Mol an bodach agus bain obair as.
Praise the rich man and make him work.
Lig domh agus ligfidh mÃ© duit.
Let me be and I will let you be.
Moladh luath agus cÃ¡ineadh mall.
Early praise and delayed criticism.
MÃ¡s maith leat do chÃ¡ineadh, pÃ³s.
If you like to be criticised, get married.
NÃ¡ gearradh do theanga do shrÃ³n fÃ©in.
Let your tongue not cut off your nose.
An rud nach gcluinfidh do chluais, nÃ bhainfidh sÃ© caint asat.
What your ear doesn’t hear won’t make you talk.
An rud is gaire do do chroÃ is gaire don bhÃ©al.
What is nearer your heart is closest to your mouth.
An rud is annamh, is iontach.
What is rare is strangest.
Is maith an scÃ©alaÃ an aimsir.
Time is a good messenger (Time will tell).
NÃ bhÃonn airgead amadÃ¡in i bhfad ina phÃ³ca.
A fool’s money doesn’t remain for long in his pocket.
Chomh follÃ¡in le bradÃ¡n.
As healthy as a salmon.
SiÃºlann na cait seacht n-acra in oÃche.
A cat walks seven acres in a night.
TÃºs maith leath na hoibre.
A good start is half the work.
Faigheann an fharraige a cuid fÃ©in.
The sea receives its own.
Chomh glan leis an fhÃoruisce.
As pure as spring water.
Is Ã© buille an phinn an buille is fealltaÃ.
The pen’s blow is the most treacherous.
Chomh salach le teach na gcearc.
As dirty as the hen house.
NÃ haon ualach an chiall.
Sense is not a heavy burden.
NÃ thagann ciall roimh aois.
Sense doesn’t come before age.
Is treise an dÃºchas nÃ¡ an oiliÃºint.
Nurture is stronger than training.
BÃonn cluasa fada ar mhuca beaga.
Little pigs have long ears.
NÃ fÃ©idir leis an ghobadÃ¡n an dÃ¡ thrÃ¡ a fhreastal.
The sandpiper cannot attend to two beaches.
Is le gach bÃ³ a lao agus is le gach leabhar a chÃ³ip.
To every cow its calf and to every book its copy.
Is minic a rug cÃº mall ar ghiorria.
It is often that a slow hound captures a hare.
Is fearr rith maith nÃ¡ drochsheasamh.
A good run is better than a poor stand.
BÃonn saibhir agus daibhir le chÃ©ile ar neamh.
Rich and poor are together in heaven.
NÃ bhÃonn uasal nÃ¡ Ãseal ach thuas seal thÃos seal.
Noble and poor are both up and down a while.
NÃ fÃ©idir an dubh a chur ina gheal ach seal.
You can only deny the truth for a while.
BÃonn blas ar an mbeagÃ¡n.
A little tastes well.
An tÃ© a bhÃonn thuas Ã³ltar deoch air, an tÃ© a bhÃonn thÃos buailtear cic air.
He who is successful is saluted with a drink, he who is down is kicked.
Is cuma leis an bhacach cÃ© a lÃonann a mhÃ¡la.
The beggar cares little as to who fills his bag.
Is trom an t-ualach Ã© an leisce.
Laziness is a heavy load.
Ar scÃ¡th a chÃ©ile a mhairimid.
We all exist in each others’ shadow.
TrÃ shaghas fear nach fÃ©idir leo mnÃ¡ a thuiscint: fir Ã³ga, fir aosta agus fir mheÃ¡naosta.
Three types of men who don’t understand women: the old, the young and the middle-aged.
TrÃ nÃ nach fÃ©idir a cheilt: tart, tochas agus ocras.
Three things that cannot be concealed – thirst, itch and hunger.
TrÃ nÃ nach mothaÃtear ag teacht: cÃos, aois agus fÃ©asÃ³g.
Three things that come unawares: rent, age and beard-growth.
Nuair a bhÃonn an t-Ã³l istigh, bÃonn an chiall amuigh.
When the drink is in, the sense is out.
Is minic paidrÃn fada ag rÃ³gaire.
The rogue frequently has a long prayer.
Is minic ubh mhÃ³r ag cearc bheag.
A small hen often has a large egg.
FÃ¡g an drochscÃ©al san Ã¡it a bhfuair tÃº Ã©.
Leave the bad tale where you found it.
MÃ¡ bhÃonn tÃº ar lorg cara gan locht, beidh tÃº gan chara go deo.
If you seek a friend without fault, you will be without one forever.
Is fearr beagÃ¡n cuidithe nÃ¡ mÃ³rÃ¡n trua.
A little help is better than a lot of sympathy.
Cuir sÃoda ar ghabhar ach is gabhar i gcÃ³naÃ Ã©.
Dress a goat in silk and he still remains a goat.
NÃl leigheas ar an ghrÃ¡ ach pÃ³sadh.
Love’s only remedy is marriage.
NÃl saoi gan locht.
A wise man is not without fault.
An tÃ© nach gcuireann san earrach, nÃ bhainfidh sÃ© san fhÃ³mhair.
He who doesn’t sow in spring will not reap in the autumn.
Is dÃ³igh le fear gan chiall gurb Ã© fÃ©in fear na cÃ©ille.
The man without sense thinks that he is the sensible one.
Is fearr lÃºbadh nÃ¡ briseadh.
Bending is better than breaking.
An tÃ© nach bhfuil lÃ¡idir, nÃ mÃ³r dÃ³ a bheith glic.
He who is weak needs to be clever.
Is minic ciÃºin ciontach.
Silence frequently signals guilt.
An tÃ© a bhÃonn amuigh, fuaraÃonn a chuid.
He who is absent, his food goes cold.
Is namhaid Ã an cheird gan Ã a fhoghlaim.
A craft is an enemy if not learned.
Chomh dubh leis an tsÃºiche.
As black as soot.
Is trom cearc i bhfad.
Even a hen becomes a burden on a long journey.
Tig maith mÃ³r as moill bheag.
Often great good comes from a short delay.
NÃl fhios ag fear an tÃ thall caidÃ© mar atÃ¡ fear a tÃ ‘bhus.
One neighbour doesn’t know what the other is doing.
Is minic a bhÃ fear maith i seanbhrÃste.
There’s often a good man in old trousers.
Chuirfeadh sÃ© cosa faoi chearca duit.
He’d build a nest in your ear.
NÃ scÃ©al rÃºin Ã© mÃ¡s fios do thriÃºr Ã©.
It isn’t a secret if three knows it.
DÃ¡ ghile an t-Ã©adach, is fusa Ã© a shalachadh.
The whiter the cloth the easier soiled.
Is fearr rÃ©al inniu nÃ¡ scilling amÃ¡rach.
It is better to have sixpence today than a shilling tomorrow.
Ceannaigh an maor ‘s nÃ baol duit an mÃ¡istir.
Buy the steward and you won’t fear the master.
Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rinnce.
When the music stops, so does the dance.
NÃ hÃ© an tÃ© is fearr a thuileann is mÃ³ a fhaigheann.
The most deserving isn’t always the best rewarded.
Na hÃ©iligh do cheart go bhfeicfear do neart.
Don’t demand your rights until you know your strength.
An t-ualach ‘s mÃ³ ar an capall is mÃne.
The willing horse gets the most work.
Is olc an cearc nÃ¡ scrÃobfaidh do fÃ©in.
It is a poor hen that won’t scratch for herself.
I dtosach na h-aicÃde is fusa Ã a leigheas.
It is easier to cure illness at the start.
AimsÃonn an dall a bhÃ©al.
A blind man can find his mouth.
Is dÃ¡na gach fear go tulaigh.
Every man is brave until he reaches the battle.
Ceileann searc ainimh ‘s locht.
Love is blind.
Is minic bean an ghrÃ©asaÃ ag caitheamh droch bhrÃ³g.
It is often the shoemaker’s wife that wears the worst shoes.
Buail an t-iarann te.
Strike when the iron is hot.
NÃ bhÃonn bua mÃ³r gan contÃºirt.
There is never a great victory without danger.
MÃºineann gÃ¡ seift.
Mother is the necessity of invention.
An gad is giorra don scornach is gÃ¡ a rÃ©iteach ar thÃºs.
The most pressing problem should be resolved first.
Is minic a bhain dealg beag braon.
It is often a small thorn drew blood.
Roghnaigh do chuideachta sul a dtÃ©ann tÃº ag Ã³l.
First choose your company before drinking.
BÃonn an fhÃrinne searbh ach nÃ fhaigheann sÃ nÃ¡ire go deo.
Truth is bitter but never ashamed.
Is geall le sos malairt oibre.
A change is as good as a rest.
NÃ¡ glac duine choÃche ar a thuaraisc fhÃ©in.
Never accept anyone’s own opinion of themselves.
NÃl cÃos, cÃ¡s nÃ³ cathÃº air.
He is without troubles.
Is fearr an troid nÃ¡ an t-uaigneas.
Conflict is preferable to loneliness.
NÃl luibh nÃ³ leigheas in aghaidh an bhÃ¡s.
There is no cure for death.
Is fearr a bheith ag lorg bÃ nÃ¡ goile.
Looking for food is preferable to looking for an appetite.
Seachain an duine a bhÃonn ina thost.
Beware of the person of few words.
NÃ¡ tabhair breith ar an chÃ©ad scÃ©al.
Never judge on first opinions.
NÃ fhanann trÃ¡igh le Ã©inne.
Time and tide awaits no man.
Tar Ã©is a thuigtear gach beart.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
Is ait an mac an saol.
Life is strange.
NÃ raibh feall riamh nach fillfeadh.
Evil always returns on the evildoer.
Mol an lÃ¡ um thrÃ¡thnÃ³na.
Don’t praise the day until evening.
Ãist le fuaim na habhna agus gheobhair breac.
Listen to the river and you will get a trout.
Is binn bÃ©al ina thost.
Silence is golden.
NÃ dheachaigh fial ariamh go hIfreann.
A generous person never went to Hell.
MÃ¡s gearr Ã© do scÃ©al is greannmhar.
The shorter the story the funnier.
Deineann ceann ciallmhar bÃ©al iata.
A wise man keeps his counsel.
Galar an grÃ¡ nach leigheasann luibheanna.
No known herb cures love.
Is fearr an slÃ¡inte nÃ¡ an tÃ¡inte.
Health is better than wealth.
Is Ã an lÃ¡mh a sÃntear, an lÃ¡mh a cÃ¡intear.
A helping hand gets the blame.
An rud nach fiÃº Ã© a lorg, nÃ fiÃº Ã a fhÃ¡il.
What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.
NÃ raibh an cuibheasach ina thaoiseach maith ariamh.
The mediocre never make great leaders.
Fiche bliain ag fÃ¡s, fiche bliain ag faoi bhlÃ¡th agus fiche bliain ag trÃ¡.
20 years a’growing, 20 years in bloom and 20 years in decline.
TÃr gan teanga, tÃr gan anam.
A country without a language is a country without a soul.
Beidh lÃ¡ eile ag an bPaorach.
There will be another day.
Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn.
Faraway hills are green.
Mair a chapall is gheobhar fÃ©ar.
Live horse and you will get grass.
NÃ breac go port Ã©.
A trout isn’t caught until landed.
NÃ neart go cur le chÃ©ile.
Unity is strength.
Is fearr mall nÃ¡ go brÃ¡ch.
Better late than never.
NÃ mar a sÃltear a bhÃtear.
Things are not always as they seem.
NÃ h-aithne go h-aontÃos.
You won’t know someone until you live with him or her.
Molann an obair an fear.
The work praises the man.
Is maith an cearc nÃ¡ beireann amuigh.
The good hen doesn’t lay outside.
Is mac do mhac go bpÃ³sfaidh sÃ©. Ach is inÃon d’inÃon go dtÃ©ir i gcrÃ©.
A son is a son until he marries. A daughter is forever.
Is buan fear ina dhÃºiche fhÃ©in.
A man is brave in his own back yard.
AithnÃonn ciarÃ³g ciarÃ³g eile.
It takes one to know one.