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15 Irish Mammy Sayings That Are Actually Life Advice

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 I didn’t ask who put it there, I said: “Pick it up!”

I’m not going to ask you again.

If Sean’s mom let him jump off a cliff, would you want me to let you do it too?

Ah, Irish mammies, they are the best. Growing up with an Irish mother(or mammy as they are known), I heard many Irish sayings, which many I did not understand until much later in life.

A while back, I shared over 100 Irish mammy sayings that I probably heard most of them growing up. But while many of these Irish mammy sayings can be brushed off the shoulder, some nuggets that I found applicable in life and really great life advice. Someone even wrote a book of an Irish mammy in your pocket! 

Sit back from the television, or you’ll get square eyes - Irish Mammy advice

So let’s get to Irish mammy life advice 🥄

  1. Money does NOT grow on trees.
  2. What are you doing with every light on in the house!? T’sint Times Square, you know! 
  3. Don’t come running to me if you fall and break your leg!
  4. Close the door! You don’t live in a barn.
  5. Sit back from the television, or you’ll get square eyes (I still think I will get square eyes to this day! 😂)
  6. Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you
  7. What part of no don’t you understand?
  8. Are your legs broken? No, then you can walk yourself.
  9. My house, my rules. When you own your own house, you can make the rules.
  10. I don’t care what everyone else is doing.
  11. I have eyes in the back of my head, you know.
  12. A letter came in the post for you, will I open it? (most often, the letter was already opened, though)
  13. You won’t be happy until you break it.
  14. The starving children in Africa would eat it.
  15. Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again.

Ah, there are so many more Irish mammy sayings! Yes, some are funny, but some are actual words of wisdom. 

Do you have a favourite Irish mammy saying? Comment below. 

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Mary E. Dineen

Friday 24th of March 2023

Tell the truth and shame the devil.