To put an end to all your confusion we've put together this handy little explanation of what some of the best known Irish phrases really mean. May the road rise to meet you:
Top of the morning: A Hollywood invention never used in Ireland.
And the rest of the day to yourself: Also Hollywood.
Sláinte: means "good health". Sláinte is the Gaelic word for health.
Slán: meaning farewell. Slán is the Gaelic word for safe so it means to keep safe.
Erin go Bragh: Means in Gaelic "Ireland forever."
A hundred thousand welcomes: From the Gaelic "céad míle fáilte" which means literally that.
Dia is Muire duit: Means "hello" in Gaelic, literally means "God and Mary be with you."
Dia is Mhuire agus Pádraig duit: How the person responds,"God and Mary and St. Patrick be with you."
Póg Mo thóin: Yes, it means what you think it does - Gaelic for kiss my ...
May the road rise to meet you:From the Gaelic "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat" which means "may success be with you".