Irish wisdom…about youth and the young

Irish wisdom. Praise the young. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Every branch blossoms according to the root from which it sprung.
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Youth likes to wander.
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Irish wisdom. Children make a home. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Every mother thinks it’s for her own child the sun rises.
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A child desires what fills his eye.
When the apple is ripe it will fall.
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Ogham, the mysterious language of the trees The Origins of the Ogham alphabet are still a mystery for many historians, but it is primarily thought to be an early form of the Irish written Language. Bealtaine Fire

Irish wisdom. The tall tree grows. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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What the child sees, the child does.
What the child does, the child is.
The child that’s left to himself will put his mother to shame.
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Irish wisdom. No scarf as warm as a daughter's arms. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
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Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild;
Twenty years a mature man; and after that, praying.
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Irish wisdom. The young cock learns. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Don’t tell secrets to the children of your relatives.
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Your son is your son until he takes a wife,
But your daughter is your daughter all your life.
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Irish wisdom. May the leprechauns be near to you. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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