Irish Special forces motto

September 20th, 2003  

Topic: Irish Special forces motto

The Unit motto is taken from an old Fianna poem and continues the link with which the name is associated. It is written in the Irish language

(As galige)
Glaine ár gcroí
Neart ár ngéag
Agus beart de réir ár mbriathar

(in english)
The cleanliness of our hearts
The strength of our limbs
And our commitment to our promise

September 20th, 2003  
September 20th, 2003  
Hi T.I.M. and welcome to the forum.

Great motto! Love it!

Do you know any more Irish mottos? I only have one on the site...
October 7th, 2003  
well i know a few non offical mottos.... i think the most colourfull one ive heard is from the 2nd infantry battalion who's nicknames are the "vikings"

"rape,pillage and burn"

it comes from irish history when the vikings came to these shores and did just that!
October 9th, 2003  
"rape,pillage and burn"
Yeah, that's us. the Norwegian Vikings.. !
It isn't much different today.......
December 10th, 2004  

Topic: rape pillage burn

Yes, But when the Irish summed up an Army under Brian Boru, The Vikings were singing the tune Run, Fast, Quickly.

Godbless the Celtic sons.
December 12th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
You know there is an explanation as to why it is Rape, Pillage, and Burn in that order. I forgot what it was but i will ask my friend, he once told me why you have to proceed in that order.