Postcards & Proverbs from Ireland

I’m not writing to you from Ireland (I wish!), but I was going through old photos and was struck once again by the beauty of this country. I’m putting together a guide on road tripping through Ireland–so you can expect that soon–but for now here are a few photos that I guarantee will put your wanderlust in overdrive. And a ‘virtual’ trip through Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a few Irish proverbs to guide your way!

A GOOD LAUGH AND A LONG SLEEP ARE THE TWO BEST CURES FOR ANYTHING.

DoolinNEVER APPROACH A BULL FROM THE FRONT, A HORSE FROM THE REAR, OR AN IDIOT FROM ANY DIRECTION!

Irish-street-signsIF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, DO IT LIKE YOUR WIFE TOLD YOU TO!

Ireland-FarmMAY NEIGHBORS RESPECT YOU, TROUBLE NEGLECT YOU, THE ANGELS PROTECT YOU, AND HEAVEN ACCEPT YOU.

Ireland-Pink-HouseMAY THE ROOF ABOVE YOU NEVER FALL IN, AND THOSE GATHERED BENEATH IT NEVER FALL OUT.

MAY YOU BE POOR IN MISFORTUNE, RICH IN BLESSINGS, SLOW TO MAKE ENEMIES, AND QUICK TO MAKE FRIENDS!

Cliffs-of-MoherMAY YOUR HOME ALWAYS BE TOO SMALL TO HOLD ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS.

MonksLOSE AN HOUR IN THE MORNING AND YOU’LL BE LOOKING FOR IT ALL DAY.

MAY MISFORTUNE FOLLOW YOU THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND NEVER CATCH UP.

Giants-CausewayIF YOU BUY WHAT YOU DON’T NEED YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SELL WHAT YOU DO.

GalwayMAY YOUR THOUGHTS BE AS GLAD AS THE SHAMROCKS. MAY YOUR HEART BE AS LIGHT AS A SONG. MAY EACH DAY BRING YOU BRIGHT, HAPPY HOURS THAT STAY WITH YOU ALL THE YEAR LONG.

Dublin-DoorBETTER GOOD MANNERS THAN GOOD LOOKS.

Ireland-CastleMAY YOU GET ALL YOUR WISHES BUT ONE, SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR.

IrelandMAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN SHIRT, A CLEAR CONSCIENCE, AND ENOUGH COINS IN YOUR POCKET TO BUY YOU A PINT!

What are your favorite Irish proverbs? I’d love to hear!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Jenny

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