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.