Irish wisdom… little things in life

Irish wisdom. Its easy to halve a potato. Image copyright Ireland Calling
Irish wisdom. Its easy to halve a potato. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Irish wisdom. Do the little things. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Willows are weak, but they will bind other wood.
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Irish wisdom. When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Three things that cannot be taught:
a singing voice,
generosity,
and poetry.
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Irish wisdom. Its easy to halve a potato. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
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Irish wisdom. May your pockets be heavy. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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A full cabin is better than an empty castle.
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Irish wisdom. May green be the grass you walk on. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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It is not a fish until it is on the bank.
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Do not bless the fish until it is landed.
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Irish wisdom. Never ignore a person who loves you. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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