Living in KEANE with Irish roots

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May peace and plenty be the first To lift the latch on your door, And happiness be guided to your home By the candle of Christmas.

The beginning and end of one's life is to draw closer to the fire.

Better be quarreling than lonesome.

Youth sheds many a skin. The steed does not retain its speed forever.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." -Oscar Wilde

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You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

A little kinship is better than a lot of charity.

May there be a fox on your fishing hook And a hare on your bait And may you kill no fish Until St. Brigid's Day.

May the road rise up to meet you: You may recognize this popular blessing (in Irish Gaelic: Go n-éirí an bóthar leat) from Catholic weddings or cross-stitched pillows in Nan's house. One of the main characteristics of Celtic Christianity is the use of images of nature to show how God interacts with people. "May the road rise up to meet you/ May the wind be always at your back/ May the sun shine warm upon you face ..." uses everyday images to mean, may God remove obstacles in your journey through life.

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