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Padraic (203.26.24.213 - 203.26.24.213)
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A friend, a Corkman in fact, has just lost his wife. Could anyone please assist with a traditional or appropriate proverb appropriate in a card for him in such a time. In Irish please, with a translation. Your assistance at a difficult time is appreciated.

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Níl pian, níl peannaid,
níl galar chomh cruaidh cráite
le héag na gcarad
is le scaradh na gcompánach.

Go ndéana Dia grásta uirthi.

I would advise you a Phádraic, not to put a translation with it if the person has Irish.
An mar sin an scéal? Is that the case?

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Padraic (203.26.24.213 - 203.26.24.213)
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 09:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thankyou Seosamh, he does speak Irish but I would like a translation so that I know what I am sending him. Once again thankyou very much.

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 03:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

'There is neither pain, nor penance,
nor a disease as hard and as grievious
as a friend's passing
and the separation of companions.'


A Phádraic, I've taken liberty in moving from a plural and objective third line to a singular and subjective statement. The article has also undergone change. It's about how it feels in both languages.
Fáilte romhat.

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