One of Femme Frugality’s most popular posts this year has been this fun exploration of Irish sayings.
So this holiday season I wanted to bring you all a gift guide featuring a lot of the sayings from one of your favorite posts! Plus a few new ones just for fun.
Why, yes, you will be rewarded by a feminist Irish saying if you scroll to the bottom of the post!
Today’s post is in collaboration with Etsy, and features my Irish Sayings Collection. Here are a couple of my other Etsy lists that might be helpful for you as you shop this holiday season:
- Money Journals for the New Year.
- Gifts for those who are still social distancing or are far away from their loved ones.
Etsy has a holiday sale going on through December 1, 2021. Be sure to take advantage while it lasts!
Table of Contents
Irish Sayings about Money
You’re on a personal finance site, so of course we’re first going to cover Irish sayings about money.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Where to buy: BlendedSplendid
Check out this awesome vintage piggy bank! There’s a coin slot in the wallet behind him, and a great reminder beneath his feet lest you be tempted to splurge.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Where to buy: DorisandCoUK
Providing for your family doesn’t necessarily mean having lavish things. Having enough and being grateful for it is more than enough, as this pitcher reminds us.
Some of the most popular Irish saying gifts are going to be based on Irish blessings.
May the road rise up to meet you.
Where to buy: LyonCraft
This keepsake box makes a great gift with one of the most popular Irish blessings etched beautifully on top.
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.
Where to buy: LindasEmbroideryShop
I love this sweet blessing and the beautiful embroidery on this hand towel.
As above, so below.
Where to buy: OghamTree
Loving the simplistic artwork and sentiment on this print.
Irish Sayings about Life
Irish sayings about life can get really deep with just a few words.
Two people shorten the road.
Where to buy: FalcoDesignsandGifts
I love this one for weddings. It makes me think about other areas of my life as well, such as my partnership with Joyce on the podcast. We probably couldn’t do it alone, but together, we can both tackle the work so much more quickly!
You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Where to buy: SantaClaraDesign
This can apply to so many areas of life, but absolutely personal finances. You’ll never reach your goal if you just vaguely daydream about it; you have to take action. Only then can you see your goals and dreams fulfilled.
Life is like a cup of tea. It’s all in how you make it.
Where to buy: IrelandWithLove
Attitude can go a long way, and we all take our tea differently!
What’s for you won’t pass you.
Where to buy: gaeilgelegra
If I haven’t been reciting this one to myself over the past two years as a mother during the pandemic. For myself. For my kids. For my career.
It’s become my mantra.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.
Where to buy: HeyTheHomebodyClub
It’s so true, though.
The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
Where to buy: BohoBlissArt
A la Sarah Jessica Parker’s recent sentiments, getting old is not bad.
Irish Sayings about Family
Short, but sweet.
The days are long, but the years are short.
Where to buy: 213Designs
When you’re raising kids, sometimes it takes everything you’ve got to make it through the day.
But when you look back, you’ll wonder how it all went by so quickly.
Treasure those long days while they’re here, and commemorate them with this photo board!
Irish Sayings about Friends
Celebrate your friendships with these Irish saying gifts.
Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden.
Where to buy: SouthernHeavenStudio
We have good days. We have off days. C’est la vie.
Good friends are like four-leaf clovers: Hard to find and lucky to have.
Where to buy: WRCraftStudio
So stinking sweet. And so darn true. When you have those good friends, hold onto them.
Funny Irish Sayings & Sarcastic Irish Sayings
The Irish absolutely have a quick and clever wit. I’m here for all of it.
May the bridges I burn light the way.
What to buy: OddFishStore
Mad 2021 energy.
A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth.
Where to buy: BohoBlissArtStudio
Though to be honest, this is probably more the energy we need moving into 2022.
Common Irish Sayings
Here are some gifts for some of the most common of Irish sayings.
It’ll be grand.
Where to buy: NoopDesign
Ah, sarcasm. <3
But it’ll probably be alright in the end.
What’s the story, horse?
Where to buy: PrintableArtIreland
This is like saying, “What’s up?”
Except you might get a bit more of an answer than, “nmu?”
Cead Mile Falite
Where to buy: Killyliss Studio
This hanging plaque translates to ‘A hundred thousand welcomes.’
How to say cheers in Irish.
Where to buy: BRVOGlass
Irish Sayings in Gaelic
These are the sayings you’re looking for. But the Irish language and Gaelic are not the same thing, so theses sayings will just be in Irish.
A good start is half the work.
Tús maith, leath na hOibre.
Where to buy: BiddyBellDesign
What is seldom is wonderful.
An rud is annamh is iontach.
Where to buy: Scealbeagdesigns
However long the night, the day will come.
Dá fhad an oíche tagann an lá.
Where to buy: gaeilgelegra
Life is Strange
Is ait an mac an saol.
Where to buy: OghamTree
There is no freedom until the freedom of women.
Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan.
Where to buy: OddFishStore
How to Say Merry Christmas in Irish
Where to buy: OneWayDublin