Here are the top ten Irish sayings and what they mean:
1. May the road rise to meet you -
From the Gaelic "Go n-éiri an bóthar leat," which means may success be with you.
2. Top of the morning to you -
Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.
And the rest of the day to yourself -
3. Sláinte -
Meaning good health. Sláinte is the Gaelic word for health.
4. Slán -
Meaning farewell. Slán is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.
5. Erin go Bragh -
Meaning "Ireland forever" in Gaelic.
6. A hundred thousand welcomes -
From the Gaelic “Céad Mile Fáilte” which means literally that.
7. Dia is Muire Dhuit -
Meaning hello in Gaelic. The phrase literally means "God and Mary with you."
8. Dia is Mhuire Duit agus Padraig -
How the person responds,"God and Mary and St. Patrick with you."
9. Póg Mo Thóin -
Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my a**.
* Originally published in March 2014.