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The meaning of Erin go Bragh and other Irish phrases. Photo by: Wikimedia Commons

Top ten Irish phrases and and what they really mean

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The meaning of Erin go Bragh and other Irish phrases. Photo by: Wikimedia Commons

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 -

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

Slan -

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."

P
óg Mo Thóin -

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

*Originally published in March 2014

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