Category Archives: Irish

The Ambition of the Irish

The ambition of the Irish is to say a thing as everybody says it, only louder. Gerard Manley Hopkins, introductory quote from The Founding Father, written by Richard J. Whalen, copyright 1964.

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Being Irish

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. William Butler Yeats, quoted from Sios Box T-shirt website

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How the Irish Tell a Story

The Irish way of telling a story is a complex and elaborate one, complete with wild exaggerations, a certain delight in improbable fantasy, and a heightened sense of drama. Rashers Tierney, quoted from Sios Box T-shirts website

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Not That The Irish Are Cynical

It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. Brendan Behan, quoted from Sios Box T-shirt company website

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Irish Quotes, Proverbs, Poems, Toasts, Etc.

Irish Blessings May the road to rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your fields. The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God … Continue reading

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