5 Confusing Irish sentences

Hi Everyone,

Because it’s March, many people are focusing on St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter attends university in Northern Ireland, and she recently shared some Irish sayings that are well-known. (At least in Ireland.) I shared several on an Author’s Facebook page, but will continue, as it was great fun!

  1.  “About ye!”  —How are you?
  2. “What’s the craic?”—What’s going on? This term is used constantly. It also means great fun.
  3. “Such a dose.”–What an idiot.
  4. “Shall we go for a dander?”–Shall we go for a stroll?
  5. “Full so she was!”—She was drunk.

This photo was taken in Wexford, Ireland. (Yes, that’s my husband and I in the corner!)


Please share your favorite Irish saying in the comments below.

Remember, “What’s the craic?”

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6 Responses to 5 Confusing Irish sentences

  1. nitethyme says:

    What a fun post! I have no Irish sayings, but I enjoyed these, and the photo is beautiful, even though you two are very small! Linda

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Josie says:

    Glad you enjoyed the post, Linda!


  3. marymarvella says:

    You summer home? Remember “He must have Kissed the blarney stone’?”

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Josie says:

    Hah! I wish that was my summer home, MM! Actually it’s a convent.
    Cute one about the blarney stone.


  5. Lyn Ehley says:

    “We’re sucking diesel now!” Oh boy, are we lucky! Everything is going well!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Josie says:

    LOL, Lyn. I’m actually using that Irish expression in my newest book, Oh Danny Boy!

    Liked by 1 person

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