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How To Say – St. Patrick’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

We often get request for our Irish Gaelic Pronunciation videos and since our focus is to help our community to learn the Irish language, we do our best to add these requests to our weekly videos.

As you probably know, we don’t just create Irish Gaelic phrases pronunciation videos, but we also publish Irish poems and prayers (many of them are requested by our community).

This week we’re going to learn how to say a popular Irish prayer – St. Patricks’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig”. It was requested by many Irish language enthusiasts so we made it a priority.

From the video

How to say St Patrick’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig” in Irish Gaelic

Lúireach Phádraig
/Loo-rukh Faw-rek/
or /Loo-rukh Faw-dreg/

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Críost liom,
/Kreest lyum/
Christ with me,

Críost romham,
/Kreest roh-um/
Christ before me,

Críost i mo dhiaidh,
/Kreest ih muh yee-eh/
Christ behind me,

Críost istigh ionam,
/Kreest ih-shtih un-um/
Christ within me,

Críost fúm,
/Kreest foom/
Christ below me,

Críost os mo chionn,
/Kreest ohs muh khyun/
Christ above me,

Críost ar mo lámh dheis,
/Kreest air muh lawv yesh/
Christ on my right hand,

Críost ar mo lámh chlé,
/Kreest air muh lawv khlay/
Christ on my left hand,

Críost i mo luí dom,
/Kreest ih muh lee dum/
Christ in my sleeping,

Críost i mo sheasamh dom,
/Kreest ih muh hyas-uv dum/
Christ in my waking,

Críost i gcroí gach duine atá ag cuimhneamh orm,
/Kreest ih gree gokh din-eh a-taw egg kwiv-noo ur-um/
Christ in the heart of all who think of me,

Críost i mbéal gach duine a labhraíonn liom,
/Kreest ih mayl gokh din-eh ah l-ow-reen lyum/
Christ in the mouth of all who speak to me,

Críost i ngach súil a fhéachann orm,
/Kreest ih ngokh sool ah ay-khun ur-um/
Christ in every eye that looks at me,

Críost i ngach cluas a éisteann liom.
/Kreest ih ngokh clo-uss ah aysh-ten lyum/
Christ in every ear that listens to me.

More St. Patrick’s Day in the Irish Language

6 thoughts on “How To Say – St. Patrick’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)”

  1. Bruce Clarke Kramer

    Thanks so much for doing this.

    Are you familiar with Frank Delaney ?
    My grandmother was born in Tipperary . . . she emigrated to Salt Lake City , Utah
    I am trying to get dual citizenship (American and Irish)
    based on my heritage . . . but there are a few bumps . . .
    Please email me

  2. Douglas Siqueira

    Hello! I’m from Brazil and I want to do a presentation of this prayer in Irish, I want to practice and present to my brothers at the catholic seminary here in Brazil, but I need the full prayer (like the guys from IrishCentral.com have it in english) “I arise today…”

    Can you help me and record the full prayer? Pleeeease!? hehe 😀

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