Living in LONDON with Irish roots

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Food is a good workhorse.

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.

Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off a briar.

Snuff at a wake is fine if there's nobody sneezing over the snuffbox.

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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"A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all." - George Bernard Shaw

May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

The health of all Ireland and of County Mayo, And when that much is dead, may we still be on the go.

An Irishman is never at peace except when he's fighting.

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