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 -
Meaing good health. Sláinte is the Gaelic word for health.
Meaning farewell. Slan 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."
Póg Mo Thóin -
Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my a**.
*Originally published in March 2014
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