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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (January-June) » What are the best Irish salutations? « Previous Next »

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jqh
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 03:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I would like to include some Irish salutations in the openings and closings of letters, cards and emails I send. What are the Irish equivalents of:

Dear ...
Hello
Good Day
Yours truly
Best regards
Farewell
God Bless
Thank you

What are the phrases typically used in Irish for salutations and their English translations?

These might get me to thinking about new ways to open and close correspondence in English too.

Thank you in advance.

-- John

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Aonghus
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 03:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dear ... A ... chaoin
Hello Dia dhuit!
Good Day Mora dhuit
Yours truly is mise
Best regards beir beannacht
Farewell Slán
God Bless Rath Dé ort
Thank you Go raibh maith agat /agaibh (pl.)

Note that these are not always literal translations. Does anybody know how to stop the board swallowing spaces? I can't seem to format this message usefully!

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jqhsm (216.70.158.86 - 216.70.158.86)
Posted on Friday, November 12, 1999 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you, Aonghus.

I could get hooked on this.

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Brendan (wood-100-013.rh.uchicago.edu - 128.135.100.13)
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 02:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Of course, the best-known Irish salutation is "Pog mo thoin..."

:)

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mise (dialup-0307.dublin.iol.ie - 193.203.145.51)
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Mícheart!

its "tóg mo fón"

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