Proverbs In Irish
Proverbs are like people – they can be humorous, sad, old, young, even have
their own offspring. But they can also tell us a great
deal about the time, the place and the culture that created
Proverbs are, however, much more than that. They are
windows into our past, and a friendly nod from
our ancestors. Sometimes
they can remind us of our parents or grandparents as
we once again hear their kindly voices speak to
us in words
of folk wisdom.
This book offers mainly Irish folk proverbs, but there
is also a selection from Irish literature, the Bible,
and other languages. Proverbs are divided into different
in alphabetical order eg: Absence, Advice, Ambition,
and are listed in both Irish and English.
Garry Bannister travelled to Russia at the end of the
1970s, where he helped to establish the first Department
Irish at Moscow State University.
has devoted many years to studying the writings of Tomás
works of Pádraic Ó Conaire, and the development
of modern Irish literature in the first half of the
Amongst his many publications he has to his name
a number of popular dictionaries.
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