Family is extremely important to the Irish people. In a 2012 study, more than 62% of people in Ireland said that “family and home” is the biggest influence on their thinking and opinions. Even more, 80% of Irish people said that the support of their family is very important, more than having friends, being healthy or having a job.
We can’t deny the importance of being a part of a healthy family, and by healthy we mean physically but also close, loving members that take care of each other.
It is also true that the traditional Irish family has changed over the years. Rural families tend to have more children, while single people are more likely to live in cities. We think that even the family size declined over time, the family values haven’t.
You can learn more about these statistics in this Irish Times article from 2015, but now lets focus on learning some Irish through the help of Irish Gaelic pronunciation videos.
How To Say – “Family” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)
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How to say Family in Irish Gaelic
family; used to refer to the family unit; a household.
family in the sense one’s children
Tá clann mhór aici.
/Taw klawn wohr ek-eh/
She has a big family (many children).
A loving family.
10 thoughts on “How To Say – “Family” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)”
I want to get a tattoo with a Shamrock, my family name (Twohig), and the best Irish word for family. I mean family as in Family name, or my entire family…everyone I am related to. Is teaghlach the best word? or muintir? or Clannn? Or something else?
A Don, a chara
Teaghlach would be ‘family, even your extended family.
‘clann’ is offspring so it wouldn’t reflect what you want it to mean!
Thank you Emma. I will use Teaghlach.
How do I say Welcome to the Donnelly family. For my wedding speech to welcome our daughter in law into our clan.
I would say
‘Fáilte isteach chuig teaghlach Uí Dhonnghaile’
/Fawlteh ishtock qwigg tyelock ee ghungayleh’
Emma what does this mean please?
Emma I mean in English…sorrry
I was replying to Kevin’s question above on how to say ‘Welcome to the Donnelly family’.
That was Beautiful…..
How to say My Sons
My sons in Irish would be : Mo mhic /muh vick/