Irish Love Sayings

Given our attachment to this ancient language of Ireland, there's no wonder that so many people want to know how to say "I love you" in Irish! Saying it in this beautiful language will mean so much more to the person you love. Much Irish language poetry perfects the expressions of love from one person to another. These Irish Gaelic love phrases should help you express that to your special somebody. If you look wider at the country's culture, you will also find Irish love expressed in songs and balads, in which you'll often here of unrequited love.

I love you

Munster Gráim thú /graw-im hoo/
Ulster Gráim thú /graa-im hoo/
Connacht Is tú mo ghrá /Iss two muh guhraw/

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Is tú mo ghrá is a more proper way to say I love you. "Gráim thú" is not a traditional way of expressing it.

my pulse

Munster mo chuisle /muh khish-la/
Connacht mo chuisle /muh khish-la/

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"Mo chuisle" literally means "My pulse", but can mean "My love" or "My darling".

It's an Irish term of endearment taken from the original phrase "A chuisle mo chroí", or "Pulse of my heart". You could also say "Mo chuisle mo chroí", which would be "My pulse of my heart".

When speaking directly to the person, use "A chuisle". When speaking about them say "Mo chuisle".

The movie Million Dollar Baby incorrectly spells "Mo chuisle" as "Mo cuishle".

love

Munster grá /graw/

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Irish word for love.

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Gold Member-Only Love Sayings

I'm in love with you
táim i ngrá leat

my heart
mo chroí

you're beautiful
Tá tú go h-álainn

I miss you
cronaím thú

My pulse, my heart
A chuisle, a chroí

Will you marry me?
An bpósfaidh tú mé?

soul mate
anamchara

love of my heart
grá mo chroí

with love forever
le grá go deo

eternal love
síorghrá

my eternal love
mo shíorghrá

forever
go síoraí

forever
go deo na ndeor

friends
cairde

kiss
póg

my heart
mo chroí

ring
fáinne

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