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Irish language

Irish Gaelic is indigenous to the island of Ireland, English is now the dominant language but there are still many people who still speak it today. Similar to music and dance, language is another form of expression and connection to our heritage. It allows us to share our feelings, our stories and our opinions to each other. Conversation can be something as mundane as the weather or as complicated as political ideas.


Comhaltas promotes the use of the Irish language to make our community feel connected to their roots and identity. Not only that but language is the most vulnerable part of culture that faces extinction from society. When the language dies out, a part of history and culture dies with it. 

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Here are some simple phrases to get you started on your journey on learning. 

Welcome - Fáilte- pronounced Fawl-chuh

Good morning - Maidin mhaith - MA-jin wah (van or why at the end depending on dialect) 

Hello/ Greetings - Dia duit - Dee-ah gwit

Goodbye - Slán - Slawn-che

Yes - Tá - Taw

No - Níl - Neev (Nee-av)

How are you? - Conas atá tú? - Kun-ass a-taw?

Thank you - Go raibh maith agat - Gah rat mat agat


I'm sorry - Tá brón orm - Taw bro-in orr-um


Get in contact with your local branch if you want to continue. 

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