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It was considered bad luck to place shoes on a table or chair, place a bed facing the door, bring lilac into the house, cut your fingernails on Sunday, give a knife as a gift and you must wear a shamrock or green ribbon only on St Patrick’s Day.

In Gartan, Co Donegal, it is considered bad luck not to cut a step into the bog when cutting turf.  This is because St. Colmcille put a curse on anyone who did not when he tripped and fell on the uneven bog land when being chased by his enemies.

F. Engels Quote 1843

“Give me two hundred thousand Irishmen and I could overthrow the entire British monarchy.”  

Irish Saying

The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.

Irish Saying

Make the sign of the cross when yawning so the evil spirits can’t come in.

Irish Saying

Necessity knows no law.

Irish Saying

The essence of a game is not in its ending.

Irish Proverb

You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Toast

Here’s to health of the men and may the women live forever.

Irish Proverb

It’s a long road that has no turning.

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