Irish or Gaelic sayings or proverbs are known as 'Seanfhocail' which translates as 'Old Words'. The people of Ireland are famous for their sense of humor and amusing sayings.
Irish Sayings - Phrases
A phrase is a group of words that make up a sentence and over the years the people of Ireland have become well known for their amazing gift of constructing some amazing phrases and sayings using their natural wit and humor. The people of the Emerald Isle have sayings and phrases for every occasion, sad or happy! Read through our selection of sayings, something for every occasion. The Irish have an amazing way to describe people, from the liar who is described as being able to "tell lies as fast as a horse would trot" to comparing a chilly day by the following phrase "There's a step-mother's breath in the air". Hundreds of Traditional, Funny, Witty phrases have been included in our section on Irish phrases, you are guaranteed to find something suitable!
Irish Sayings - Quotes
Browse though our selection of quotes from Ireland and find something for every occasion, use the Gaelic version of the quote to impress your Irish friends and family or something different to use on your status update. Looking for a St Patrick's day quote to text or email wishes to friends or to write in a Christmas card? Whatever the occasion we have something for everyone! How about "Is binn béal ina thost" which translates to "A Silent mouth is Sweet" meaning in today's language that "Silence is Golden". Perhaps you are looking for a quote from a famous Irish person? Poets, Writers, Actors, Movie and Pop Stars, we have included a huge selection of quotes for you to enjoy!
"A life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all."
George Bernard Shaw