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Do you know what Eirinn go Brach means? Photo by: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Top ten old Irish phrases and their meanings - Éirinn Go Brách

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Do you know what Eirinn go Brach means? Photo by: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Instead of "Kiss me I'm Irish" next time try "Pog mo thon"

What famous Irish sayings really mean.

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 -

Meaing 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 -

Meaning "Ireland forever" in Gaelic.

A hundred thousand welcomes -

From the Gaelic “Cead Mile Failte” 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."

Pog Mo Thoin -

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

*Originally published in 2010.

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