Irish Class, February 29, 2016
Rang Gaeilge, 29ú lá mí Feabhra 2016
|Tá saol an mhadra bháin aige.||He has it made, he has it easy.||“He has the life of the white dog (old dog?).”|
|An té a bhuailfeadh mo mhadra bhuailfeadh sé mé féin||Love me, love my dog.||“He who would hit my dog would hit me.”|
For some ridiculous reason, to which, however, I’ve no desire to be disloyal,
Some person in authority, I don’t know who, very likely the Astronomer Royal,
Has decided that, although for such a beastly month as February, twenty-eight
days as a general rule are plenty,
One year in every four, its days shall be reckoned as nine and twenty.
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert & Sullivan 1880
From St. Peter’s List.
Seems especially bad this year.
Picture behind cut
Irish Class, November 16, 2015
Rang Gaeilge, 16ú lá Mí na Samhna 2015
|Déanann sparán trom croí éadrom.||A heavy purse makes for a light heart.|
|Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.||A light heart lives long.|
(Nuair a bhfuil caint faoi aidiachtaí, is cuimhin liom an scéal seo.)