Try saying this Irish language word:
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday in Ireland, happening each year on March 17th.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig celebrates the patron saint of Ireland - Patrick, who lived in the beginning of the 5th century AD.
Patrick himself was a Welsh man, who learned to speak the Irish language!
But you've probably heard about the parades already or even been to one, so leaving the facts aside, in this Bitesize Irish lesson you are going to learn some crucial Irish language expressions to get you through the day.
This is simply a shorter version of the previous phrase. It drops part of the word "féile", making it quicker to say. To sound closer to how a native speaker would name the festival, we recommend using this version.
or a more recent saying:
Here are several more expression that might help on the day:
Cá mbeidh tú ag fliuchadh na seamróige? Caw meg too egg flyuh-ka nah sham-roh-ih-geh? Where will you be wetting the shamrock? (to wet the shamrock - to go for a drink, especially on St. Patrick's Day!)
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