What famous Irish sayings really mean

Every wonder what Slainte, Top of the Morning and all that blarney really means?

May the Road Rise to Meet You: From the Gaelic, Go N-eiri an bothar leat, which means may success be with you.

Top of the Morning: Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.

And the rest of the day to yourself: Also Hollywood.

Slainte: means Good health: Slainte is the Gaelic word for health.

Slan: meaning farewell Slan is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.

Erin go Bragh: Means in Gaelic "Ireland forever."

A Hundred Thousand welcomes: From the Gaelic Cead Mile Failte which means literally that.

Dia is Muire Dhuit: Means hello in Gaelic, literally means "God and Mary with you."

Dia is Mhuire Duit agus Padraig: How the person responds,"God and Mary and St. Patrick with you."

Pog Mo Thoin: Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my...

COMMENTS