96 Best Irish Quotes And Sayings

It’s hard to imagine a time when Irish people didn’t live in Ireland. In fact, the country of Ireland has been populated for centuries, with its earliest inhabitants being Gaelic speakers who migrated from Scotland and Northern England in the 6th century. Today, there are over four million Irish citizens living in Ireland with a fifth of them living in Dublin alone. Here are some of the best quotes about life in Ireland by people from all over the island.

The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God...
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The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad. G.k. Chesterton
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four...
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Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. Alex Levine
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised...
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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. James Joyce
Bí ann nó astáimse ag triall Ortagus má tácuirim geasa...
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Bí ann nó astáimse ag triall Ortagus má tácuirim geasa Ortmé a shábháilón dreama deirgur fear fuarsa spéir Thú. Unknown
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Katie shook her head in dismay. “I thought being poor was the worst thing that could happen to a girl.”“ No, Katie, ” the countess said in a clear voice. “The worst thing is to be in love with one man and have to marry another.” Katie O'Reilly to the Countess of Marbury in "Titanic Rhapsody Jina Bacarr
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Skip your fancy talk, Captain Lord Blackthorn. If I do your bidding, and I’m still discussing that with the Almighty, it will only be to save my arse.” Katie O'Reilly to Captain Lord Jack Blackthorn in "Titanic Rhapsody Jina Bacarr
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I was born Katie O’Reilly, ” she began. “Poor Irish, but proud of it. I boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger with nothing more than the clothes on my back. And the law at my heels.” Titanic Rhapsody Jina Bacarr
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You were so intent on what your purpose would be. I remember it nearly word for word."" Recite it for me then, my Lainna."She smiled a warm, soft smile, and her eyes filled with light." You would waken in your bedchamber with your lady beside you... Leigh Ann Edwards
Our place is here, our time is now!
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Our place is here, our time is now! " Killian firmly declared. Leigh Ann Edwards
I've no plans to couple with anyone other than my...
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I've no plans to couple with anyone other than my new bride for the next century or so, and it feels as though it's takin' a century to get to it! Leigh Ann Edwards
As she glanced down at the great distance to the...
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As she glanced down at the great distance to the ground below, she whispered in his ear, "You have obviously taken the heights of passion to an entirely new level, Killian O'Brien! Leigh Ann Edwards
I'm not singing for the future I'm not dreaming of...
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I'm not singing for the future I'm not dreaming of the past I'm not talking of the fist time I never think about the last Shane MacGowan
Cad é an mhaith dom eagla a bheith orm? Ní...
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Cad é an mhaith dom eagla a bheith orm? Ní shaorfadh eagla duine ón mbás, dar ndóigh. Peig Sayers
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Some men never recover from education. Unknown
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I knew one boy who passed through several schools a dunce and a laughing-stock; the National Board and the Intermediate Board had sat in judgment upon him and had damned him as a failure before men and angels. Yet a friend and fellow-worker of mine discovered that he was gifted with a wondrous sympathy for nature, that he loved and understood the ways of plants, that he had a strange minuteness and subtlety of observation–that, in short, he was the sort of boy likely to become an accomplished botanist. Unknown
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If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ? . Alex Morritt
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Wherever they went the Irish brought with them their books, many unseen in Europe for centuries and tied to their waists as signs of triumph, just as Irish heroes had once tied to their waists their enemies' heads. Where they went they brought their love of learning and their skills in bookmaking. In the bays and valleys of their exile, they reestablished literacy and breathed new life into the exhausted literary culture of Europe.And that is how the Irish saved civilization. Thomas Cahill
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Shamrocks And roses In an ever green flock Now Up to your noses Turning into a high stock! People nice and seen All around you green! These lucky streams Realizing major dreams. In strives, when in pain Call oh call up my name, Know it isn't in vain... Ana Claudia Antunes
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... I've a thirst on me I wouldn't sell for half a crown.- Give it a name, citizen, says Joe.- Wine of the country, says he.- What's yours? says Joe.- Ditto MacAnaspey, says I.- Three pints, Terry, says Joe. And how's the old heart, citizen? says he. James Joyce
What can I say? I'm Irish, I love a good...
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What can I say? I'm Irish, I love a good potato. Sophia Tallon