Irish Proverbs: For Good Common Sense

ever bolt your door with a boiled carrot. You may as well give cherries to a pig as advice to a fool. A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends. It’s difficult to choose between two blind goats. Melodious is the closed mouth. Even […]

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Irish Proverbs: To Live Respectably

Who gossips with you will gossip of you. Better to be a man of character than a man of means. Better good manners than good looks. Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas. It is more difficult to maintain honour than to become prosperous. If you don’t want flour on your clothes, stay […]

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Irish Proverbs: To Respect the Elders

As the old cock crows, the young cock learns. Praise the ripe field not the green corn. The old dog for the hard road and leave the pup on the path. The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age. The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune. Young people don’t know […]

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Irish Proverbs: For A Good Work Ethic

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. Slow is every foot on an unknown path. You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day. Don’t make little of your dish for it may be an ignorant fellow who judges it. […]

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Irish Proverbs

The site wouldn’t be complete without a section on Irish proverbs. In true Irish form, the proverbs are lovely little reminders of how to live a good, respectable, healthy life. Most cultures have little phrases they have memorized since childhood to remind them of things. For example, to remind one of weather patterns, a person […]

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Types of Dance

Although the dances have seen changes in popularity and styles, their energetic steps are captivating and continue to be shared. There are three main types of Irish dance and although all are vigorous and engaging, differences exist between them. Step dancing can be accredited to the Dance Masters. Its considered a competitive style of dance, […]

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The Dance Master

Contributing to this heritage was the important figure of the Dance Master. These colorful men traveled through towns teaching dances to the common folk. The Dance Master’s position was well respected, as was his ability to perform. His influence was much like the legend of John Chapman, commonly known as Johnny Appleseed, who went across […]

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