Tag Archives: Irish Gaelic Phrases

Two Winter Irish Gaelic Phrases (Ep. 54)

As we head into a dark winter in Ireland, Eoin shares with you two relevant phrases to say in Irish Gaelic. He explains what each part of the phrase means. Discussion podcast about learning to speak Irish Gaelic (in English).

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Celtic Studies with Dr. Ranke de Vries (Ep. 49)

When did the Irish language cross into Ireland? What was there before it? Was “Celtic” spoken across Europe? How much did the Irish language change over the centuries? Those are only a few of the questions I had for Dr … Continue reading

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Pop Hits in Irish Gaelic

The youngsters and organisers over at Coláiste Lurgan have been belting out the tunes, as we say in Ireland. This isn’t the first time we’ve highlighted them.

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Bitesize Lesson Highlight: Asking a question in Irish Gaelic

An bhfuil aon duine ansin Is anybody there? http://audio.bitesizeirishgaelic.com/mp3/1635.mp3 It’s time for another nibble of Bitesize Irish Gaelic! From time to time, we’d like to offer you a little taste of what the Bitesize Irish Gaelic on-line learning program has to … Continue reading

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Looking Back: The First Half of 2013

  The first half of 2013 has come and gone! Here’s a look back at this year’s blog posts to date. There’s something for every Irish learner here: book reviews, grammar tips, lessons on cursing, and more! Some posts fall … Continue reading

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How to Say “Thank You” in Irish Gaelic

“Thank you” is an important phrase in any language. Saying “thanks” for something someone has done for you is (or should be!) common courtesy. Saying “thank you” in the language of the country you’re visiting is beyond common courtesy…it’s a … Continue reading

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Saying “Hello” in Irish Gaelic

To say “Hello” in Irish Gaelic, you say: Dia dhuit. /JEE-uh ghwitch/ That phrase is how you say hello to someone in Irish.

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A Happy Irish New Year!

The New Year is nearly upon us! In just a few days, it will be slán; a 2016; fáilte, a 2017! (Goodbye, 2016; welcome, 2017). Do your new year’s resolutions this year have anything to do with the Irish language? … Continue reading

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An Irish Merry/Happy Christmas!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh (NULL-eg HUH-uh DEE-iv)! Happy Christmas to You All! The Christmas Day is coming really fast (Lá Nollag – Law NULL-ug), and we figured we’d celebrate by giving you some Christmas-related words and phrases to liven up your celebration! … Continue reading

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Common Irish Words and Phrases

A few weeks ago, someone asked me for some common or frequently used Irish words and phrases. She was going to be visiting Ireland soon, and she thought it would be fun to have a few words in Irish before … Continue reading

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