Ár nAthair: Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

Religion in Ireland goes hand in hand with Irish traditions and the Irish language. Some people say that the number of religious Irishmen is declining, but we should take that with a grain of salt. Even if they’re not openly declaring that they’re religious, they still keep religious traditions and have strong beliefs.

The Irish constitution doesn’t endorse any particular religion and guarantees its freedom. With almost 80% of Irishmen still declaring themselves as being Catholic, we can say for sure that there will be a big number of religious people in Ireland for many centuries from now on.

Ár nAthair: Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

If you wanted to know more about Ireland’s religion and practice your Irish language skills, the following pronunciation videos is going to help. Our language assistant will help you learn an Irish prayer – Ár nAthair: Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer. You’ll be able to watch and listen to the full prayer from top to bottom and, after that, you can listen and learn the pronunciation of each phrase.

Ár nAthair: Our Father | The Lord’s Prayer in Irish Gaelic

Ár nAthair, atá ar neamh,
/Awr n-yah-her, ah-taw air nyav/
Go naofar d’ainm,
/guh nay-fer dan-im/
Go dtaga do ríocht,
/guh dog-uh duh ree-okht/
Go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh,
/guh nyay-an-tur duh hell air on tah-lu/
Mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
/mar uh yay-an-tar air nyav/

Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu;
/Awr nuh-rawn lay-hoole choor doon in-nyov/
Agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha,
/ah-gus mah doon awr via-khah/
Mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichúina féin.
/mar uh wah-hi-midge-ne dawr vey-koo-nah fayn/
Agus ná lig sinn i gcathú,
/ah-gus naw lig shin ih gah-hoo/
Ach saor sinn ó olc.
/okh seer shin oh ulk/


Dia duit! Siobhán here from Bitesize Irish Gaelic. I speak a Connaught dialect.

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28 thoughts on “Ár nAthair: Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)”

  1. Russ Courtney

    Thanks very much for that.

    Could I also suggest the Hail Mary and the Glory Be? That would enable me to take part in the Rosary where it’s done in Irish

    Slan go foill

  2. Go raibh maith agat Siobhán! My grandmother taught me this as a child but i realize i need a tune-up re pronunciation 🙂

    A lesson on the Hail Mary would be great!

  3. Terry Sue Satta

    Thank you so much for giving us the Lord’s prayer in gaelic I’ve wanted for a long time to hear the prayer in the language of my great grandparents

  4. Hi, Perhaps you could do some Celtic blessings & St. Patrick’s Breastplate? It would be greatly appreciated. These are two I’ve heard often and would love to know in Gaelic:

    May the blessings of light be upon you,
    Light without and light within.
    The blessed sunlight shine on you
    and warm your heart
    till it glows like a great peat fire.

    Also, St. Patrick’s Breastplate (I arise today…)

    1. Hi Seán,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Thank you also for your suggestions. I will add St. Patrick’s Breastplate to the list of future videos and any other similar prayers that I find in Irish.

      Le meas,

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