• Aran Islands
    Inis Mór

Speaking like a Local

We’ll have you speaking like a local in no time.

Fáilte Welcome
Mora na maidine dhuit! Top of the morning to you!
Tá sé fuar go leor inniu It is cold today
Conas ata tu? How is it goin’?
Conas atá an craic? What’s the crack?
Tá an-athás orm bualadh leat I am very glad to meet you
Bíodh lá maith agat! Have a nice day!
Slán abhaile Have a safe trip home.
Go n'éirí an t-ádh leat Good luck!
Cá bhuil tú i do chónaí? Where do you live?
Tá Éire tír iontach Ireland is a wonderful country

Pub Talk

Thinking of heading to the pub for a few pints of the black stuff (Guinness). Well here’s a few phrases to get you through the night.

Slainte Cheers
Tapadh leat Thank you
Cad is ainm duit? What is your name?
An bhfuil tu damhsa liom? Would you like to dance with me?
Tá grá agam duit! I have love for you!
Tabhair póg dom táim Éireannach Kiss me I'm Irish!
Pionta Guinness le do thoil A pint of Guinness please.
tá tart orm I am thirsty
Croí follain agus gob fliuch! A healthy heart and a wet mouth!
Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís! May we be alive at this time next year!
‘Sé leigheas na póite ól arís. It is the cure of a hangover to drink again.

Sleeping and Eating

So you’ve conversed with the locals and had a few pints, now its time to have some food and rest your weary head.

Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras! Hunger is a good sauce!
Tá an bia go han-mhaith The food is very good.
An dtabharfá caife dom le do thoil? Can I have a coffee please?
Ba maith liom cupán tae. I would like a cup of tea.
Le do thoil Please.
Cá bhfuil mo sheomra leaba? Where is my bedroom?

Inis Mór

Inis Mór (Inishmore) is the largest and most travelled to of the Aran Islands.

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