St Patrick's Day Irish Sayings

Saint Patrick's Day

Munster Lá Fhéile Pádraig /law ae-leh paw-rig/
Connacht Lá Féile Páraic /law ae-leh paw-rig/

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Saint Patrick's Day

Munster Lá 'le Pádraig /law leg paw-rig/
Ulster Lá 'le Pádraig /laa-AY-la pawd-rik/
Connacht Lá 'le Pádraig /law 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 Éireannach /TOO-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 meisce /air meshka/
Connacht ar meisce /air meshka/

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green beer

Munster beor uaine /byore oo-hin-ah/
Connacht beor ghlas /byore gloss/

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Munster uisce beatha /ish-ka ba-ha/

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Munster seamróg /sham-rogue/
Connacht seamróg /sham-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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