Irish Gaelic Sayings
Irish Gaelic Sayings
Listen to Irish language sayings and phrases

Listen to Irish Language Sayings

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This site offers you a chance to hear Irish natives speak over 400 Irish words and phrases in the main dialects of the Irish language ("Irish Gaelic"). Our aim is to give you a first taster of how things are said in the Irish language. From there, we hope that your interest in the language will culminate in you learning the language!

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Kiss my ass!

Munster Póg mo thóin!pogue muh ho-in
Ulster Póg mo thóin!pogue muh ho-in
Connacht Póg mo thóin!pogue muh ho-in

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This phrase has appeared here before, but I received two complaints about is being a bit offensive. Finally I decided that I do appreciate any comment about this site, but in my mind this isn't too offensive to be included.


Munster sláintesloynta
Ulster Sláinteslaan-cheh
Connacht sláintesloyn-tche

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Literally "health"

Ireland Forever

Munster Éirinn go BráchErin guh brawk
Ulster Éirinn go BráchAir-in guh braack
Connacht Éirinn go BráchErin guh brawk

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What does Erin go Bragh mean?
The popular phrases "Erin go Bragh" or "Erin go Braugh" mean Ireland forever. It's the anglicised version of the Gaelic phrase which would be known to some Irish Americans (although its English spelling is quite meaningless). The correct spelling is "Éirinn go Brách".

May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat

Munster Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an catguh nih-heh on cot hoo iss guh nih-heh on jowel on cot
Ulster Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an catguh nee-ha on cat hoo iss go nee-ha on jeowel on cat
Connacht Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an catguh nihs-heh on cot hoo iss guh nihs-heh on jowel on cot

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You have found quite a unique web site, if we may say so! No other site will allow you to easily listen to all three dialects of the Irish language side-by-side. It's an excellent way to get to know the sounds of the language, at your own pace. Or you can just impress your friends by learning off your favorite phrases.

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