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St Patrick's Day Irish Sayings

Saint Patrick's Day

Munster Lá Fhéile Pádraiglaw ae-leh paw-rig
Connacht Lá Féile Páraiclaw ae-leh paw-rig

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Saint Patrick's Day

Munster Lá 'le Pádraiglaw leg paw-rig
Ulster Lá 'le Pádraiglaa-AY-la pawd-rik
Connacht Lá 'le Pádraiglaw leg paw-rig

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This is a shorter way to say "Lá Fhéile Pádraig", probably the preferred version when spoken.

A pint of Guinness, please.

Munster Pionta Guinness, le do thoil.pyunta Guinness leh duh hull
Connacht "Pionta Guinness, le do thoil."pyunta Guinness leh duh hull

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Kiss me, I'm Irish!

Munster Tabhair póg dom, táim ÉireannachTOO-irr pogue dum, toyme AY-ron-ock
Connacht "Tabhair 'om póg, is Éireannach mé""TOO-irr um pogue, iss AY-ron-ock may"

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Are you drunk yet?

Munster An bhfuil tú ar meisce fós?on will too air mesh-ka fowss?
Connacht An bhfuil tú dálta fós?on will too dawl-ta fowss?

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Just try saying this after a couple of green beers!

St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you

Munster Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv
Connacht Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh!ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv

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This is in plural, when speaking to several people.


Munster ar meisceair meshka
Connacht ar meisceair meshka

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green beer

Munster beor uainebyore oo-hin-ah
Connacht beor ghlasbyore gloss

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Munster uisce beathaish-ka ba-ha

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Munster seamrógsham-rogue
Connacht seamrógsham-rogue

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St. Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans of Ireland.

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