Thursday, March 17, 2011

Erin Go Bragh!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today begins the celebration of everything Irish and to give you some extra Irishness in your day I decided I'd provide a few useful Gaelic phrases for you whilst enjoying your potatoes and Guinness this week. If you drop a few of these classic Irish sayings this weekend you're sure to win some new Irish friends.

Cead mile failte – pronounced que-meal-eh-fal-cha and roughly translates as literally “a hundred thousand welcomes.”

Faugh an Beallach – pronounced fa-ah-ballah, it's a traditional battle-cry that means “clear the way,” but the Irish may also use it jokingly in everything from sports to drinking parties.

Erin Go Bragh – means “Ireland forever” and is a typical Irish exclamation as well as an appropriate St. Patty's Day greeting.

So with that, you're now properly equipped to savory your corned beef and cabbage with friends and family alike, and who might just become a little more Irish yourself.


  1. Everyone's Irish on St. Patty's day!

  2. I'll add Slainte to your list, which is cheers. Hope your day is grand.

  3. Both very valid points! Slainte to you both:)