I’ve spent a lot of time in Ireland, yet it never seems like enough. I miss the people, the scenery, the craic (pronounced “crack,” it means fun), and, of course, the advice.
I’m among the throngs of people who have climbed the steps of Blarney Castle and stretched backward to kiss the Blarney Stone. Legend claims that kissing the Blarney Stone will give the kisser the gift of eloquence.
Fueled with confidence and the blessing of better speech, people may benefit from some of the Irish sayings below:
- Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends.
- A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth.
- It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
- Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
We love this traditional advice! What’s your favorite Irish saying?
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