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Seanfhocal

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A Seanfhocal, an old Irish phrase, can be described in many ways. It can be considered a proverb, some words of wisdom or a humorous idiom. There is generally a deeper meaning to a seanfhocal, whose beauty is further complemented by its brevity.

3rd to 6th classes are learning a new seanfhocal each month.

The Seanfhocal for September 2020 is:

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí

(Praise the young and they will flourish)

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Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí

(Praise the young and they will flourish)

The Seanfhocal for October is:

Is fearr go mall no go brách

(better late than never)

 

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The Seanfhocal for November is:

Is Binn Béal ina Thost

 

(silence is golden)

The Seanfhocal for December is:

Is Glas Iad na Cnoc i bhFad Uainn

(the grass is always greener on the

other side)

Nuair a bhíonn an cat amuigh bíonn na lucha ag rince

 

(When the cat is away the mice will play)

The Seanfhocal for January is:

Giorraíonn beirt bóthar

(Two people shorten the road)

The Seanfhocal for February is:

The Seanfhocal for March is:

Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam

(A country without a language is a country without a soul)