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How To Say The Months of the Year in Irish

It’s time for a bitesized look at how to say the months of the year in Irish.

First we will look at how the name of a given month is pronounced, e.g. ‘January’, and then we will see how the name of that month is pronounced when want to say ‘month of’, e.g. ‘month of January.’

As you will see, in some cases the form of the name of a month can change. This is because the form of the name of the month is in the genitive case (an tuiseal ginideach).

Here we go..

January

January: Eanáir /An-irr/

month of January: mí Eanáir /mee An-irr/

February

February: Feabhra /Fyow-ra/

month of February: mí Feabhra /mee fyow-ra/

March

March: Márta  /Mawr-tha/

month of March: mí an Mhárta /mee un Vawr-tha/

April

April: Aibreán /Ah-brrawn/

month of April: mí Aibreáin /mee Ah-brraw-in/

May

May: Bealtaine /Byowl-thin-eh/

month of May: mí na Bealtaine  /me nuh Byowl-thin-eh/

June

June: Meitheamh /Meh-hev/

month of June: mí an Mheithimh /mee un Veh-hiv/

July

July: Iúil /Oo-il/

month of July: mí Iúil /mee Oo-il/

August

August: Lúnasa /Loo-na-suh/

month of August: mí Lúnasa /mee Loo-na-suh/

September

September: Meán Fómhair /Myawn Fo-ir/

month of september: mí Mheán Fómhair  /mee Vyawn Fo-ir/

October

October: Deireadh Fómhair /Derr-eh Fo-ir/

month of October: mí Dheireadh Fómhair /mee Yerr-eh Fo-ir/

November

November: Samhain /Sow-inn/

month of November: mí na Samhna /mee nuh Sow-nah/

December

December: Nollaig /Null-ig/

month of December: mí na Nollag /mee nuh Null-ug/

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