Irish Slang


The only post you’ll ever need: this is your one-stop Irish travel guide! So, after a year and almost a thousand posts on Ireland, I thought I’d put the site to the test and demonstrate how to use Irelandlogue.com to plan your visit to Ireland. What follows is a step-by-step […]

Plan your visit to Ireland



Begorrah! Top of the morning! Yes, two phrases you may have heard on Darby O’Gill and the Little People but that you will never actually hear spoken in Ireland. Most people have heard the Irish speak, but there are a lot of little things about their slang and turns of […]

Irish Slang – Crisps



So you speak English. Why not travel to the land of saints and scholars where English has been lyrically embellished since the dark ages; a week or two in Ireland and I won’t even need a translation dictionary! A few weeks of hearing your language dancing gracefully and coherantly across […]

Irish Slang – Shanks Mare


So you think you’ve got a handle on the English language. So ya think you’ll take a holiday (that’s vacation to you, Mr & Mrs USA) to Ireland and understand what folks are saying. Think again. Although Ireland is a predominately english-speaking nation, there will be moments when you’ll wonder […]

Irish Slang – Grand


Of all the countries in the world that commonly speak English, the Irish are known particularly for their deft command of the language. What you may not know is that the language arrived on some strange shores when it crossed the Irish sea. While visitors may understand most everything that’s […]

Irish Slang – Porter



You speak English. You’ve heard most of Ireland does as well. You may have heard the Irish speak the best english in the world. In any case, the last thing you may be expecting is communication difficulties on your visit to the emerald isle. Most of the potentential pitfalls in […]

Irish Slang – Blackguard


Begorrah! Top of the morning! Yes, two phrases you may have heard on Darby O’Gill and the Little People but that you will never actually hear spoken in Ireland. Most people have heard the Irish speak, but there are a lot of little things about their slang and turns of […]

Irish Slang – Cute Hoor


So you speak English. Why not travel to the land of saints and scholars where English has been lyrically embellished since the dark ages; a week or two in Ireland and I won’t even need a translation dictionary! A few weeks of hearing your language dancing gracefully and coherantly across […]

Irish Slang – Banjaxed



It’s a real eye-widening experience, seeing how popular these Irish slang posts have become! Today on IrelandLogue I’m posting a list of all the Irish slang that wifey and I have come across while living here in Ireland. How’s your Irish slang vocabulary? Below is the Seán Lightholder dictionary of […]

Irish slang