Irish Sayings Part 1 ( Part 1 of 3)

The phrase ‘Golf is a good walk spoiled ‘from yesterday’s blog inspired me to research other famous sayings.  And to my delight I happened upon a very rich tapestry of famous Irish words and quotes that I would like to share with you over the next few days.

For some reason many of them refer to a person that may be deemed frugal. When used in Ireland they are quite scathing. The following refers to frugality.

-He/She would peel an orange in their pocket-one of my favs. Meaning they wouldn’t want to give you a segment of their orange and would therefore conceal peeling it in their pocket.

-He/She wouldn’t give you the steam off their piss. Who would want it? But there you go.

– Tighter than a camel’s hole in a sandstorm- needs no explanation.

And if you are the opposite of frugal and prone to the odd bout of kindness and generosity you may receive this witty remark in thanks

‘As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction’.

            Niall Toibin was a well-known Irish comedian who told great jokes particularly about the Cavan Man. Apparently if you are from County Cavan you may well have a propensity for being mean. Here he is for your enjoyment.

All the best

Stay fab