Keep Ireland Close To Heart With These Irish Blessings
Irish Blessings and Irish Sayings For Your Home
There is nothing quite like old Irish wisdom and wit to convey a huge message in just a few clever words. This is why Irish blessings and Irish sayings are some of the favourite sayings to be found in the world. There is an Irish saying for everything in life whether the topic is friendship, family, love, laughter, aging, youth, the list goes on. Hanging up a beautiful piece of art that pays homage to these sayings is a lovely way to keep the wisdom of the Irish in your heart and home at all times. Wild Goose specializes in creating pieces that honour these sayings using a style that is reminiscent of bronze artefacts. Wild Goose studio is based in Kinsale, Co. Cork where they use bronze or cast iron for the outer surface of the finished piece and the inner is created from a cold cast pouring making some really beautiful and unique pieces.
Here are some of our favourite Irish blessings and Irish sayings featured in the Wild Goose Collection and the story behind their meaning.
St. Brigid's Cross and House Irish Blessing
Featuring the iconic St. Brigid’s cross, St. Brigid is the famous patron saint of Ireland who first crafted this cross from rushes. “Beannachtaí ar an teach seo” means “blessing on this house.”
Níl Aon Teinteán Irish Saying Bronze Frame
A favourite Irish saying is inscribed on this piece “Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin”, this is Gaelic Irish for “There is no fireside like your own”, in other words, there is no place like home. A really beautiful gift idea for a loved one.
Gra Dilseacht Cairdeas Frame
The things that matter in life are Love, Loyalty and Friendship, which is exactly the meaning of these three words featured on this ornate artwork from Wild Goose.
“Céad míle fáilte” means “a thousand welcomes” and the hospitality and heart of the Irish with this saying is beautifully conveyed with this Fáilte plaque to welcome visitors into your home.
Tread Softly Bronze Frame
A nod to great Irish poetry with this W.B. Yeats quote “I have spread my dreams under your feet”, taken from the famous poem He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. Another example of the way with words of the Irish in a beautiful romantic sense this time.
Celtic Cross of Journeys and Meetings
A beautifully detailed carving depicting a man and a woman on either side of the Tree of Life, taken from a 500 year old stone in County Donegal. It can be seen to symbolise the journey of life, with its many opportunities and encounters.