24 Of The Best Irish Sayings, From The Land Of The Blarney Stone.

24 Of The Best Irish Sayings, From The Land Of The Blarney Stone.

24 Of The Best Irish Sayings, From The Land Of The Blarney Stone.

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What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word ‘Irish?’ Maybe it’s a glass of the famous Irish beer, Guinness. Or, Perhaps a nice glass of Irish Whiskey? Then, again, it could be the national symbol of Ireland, the Shamrock.

But do you know about the Blarney Stone? This block of bluestone rock is built into the walls of Blarney Castle near the city of Cork. According to legend, kissing this stone gives the kisser ‘the gift of the gab’, which means the power to speak with great eloquence. It must be that many Irishmen (and women!) have visited Blarney, because the Irish have produced more than their fair share of sayings with words of wit and wisdom. To find the best Irish sayings, Life Daily thought that there could be no better place to look than to the words of some of the greatest Irish writers.

So, we have selected our 24 Irish sayings from these three great authors:

Brendan Behan, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. Some of the sayings have a distinct Irish flavor. Others simply reflect the worldview of these literary sons of Ireland. Sometimes cynical, sometimes humorous, but always thought provoking.

Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964)

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