Top ten Irish phrases and and what they really mean

The meaning of Erin go Bragh and other Irish phrases.

Here are the top ten Irish sayings and what they mean:

May the road rise to meet you -

From the Gaelic "Go n-éiri an bóthar leat," which means may success be with you.

Top of the morning to you -

Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.

And the rest of the day to yourself -

Also Hollywood.

Sláinte -

Meaning good health. Sláinte is the Gaelic word for health.

Slán -

Meaning farewell. Slán is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.

Erin go Bragh -

Meaning "Ireland forever" in Gaelic.

A hundred thousand welcomes -

From the Gaelic “Céad Mile Fáilte” which means literally that.

Dia is Muire Dhuit -

Meaning hello in Gaelic. The phrase 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."

óg Mo Thóin -

Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my a**.

*Originally published in March 2014.