David McDonald (bg-tc-ppp207.monmouth.com - 184.108.40.206)
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 1999 - 10:24 pm:
I am interested in knowing from your organization if there is a traditional Irish blessing for a bride and bridegroom. My sister has the good fortune of marrying an Irishman later this month. There will be many guests from Ireland who can speak Gaelic. I felt that a nice gesture would be to recite a traditional blessing.
Any assistance you could give would be much appreciated.
Máire Ní Ógáin (netcache2.mot.com - 220.127.116.11)
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 05:48 am:
The phrase "Go maire sibh bhur saol úr" would be traditional and the response from the couple would be "Go maire tú do shláinte."
(Rough translation: May you live/enjoy your new life / May your new life be long and the response, May you always have good health/May you live in health. It's very awkward to translate).