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Bob Kelley
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 1999 - 01:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Several Christian names in English have direct equivilants in Irish. ie. Patrick, Mary, John and James. Is there a list of "translations" for all or most Christian names or are there rules for translating to Irish?

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Aonghus
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 1999 - 05:58 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I'm not aware of any list. Usually a name existed in Irish first and somebody picked an equivalent English version. Mary, John and James are all originally Hebrew, Patrick is originally Latin.
If you are interested, there is a standard book on Irish names by Father Patrick Wolfe which gives Irish versions of English names and vice versa, as well as Information on where the Irish Nmae came from. Send me an e-mail at uta.aonghus@t-online.de and I will send you ISBN etc.
Beir bua
Aonghus

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Kay
Posted on Saturday, July 17, 1999 - 06:27 am:   Edit Post Print Post

There are books available to help you.
Here are some that I found on the shelves of Bookstop in Dunlaoghaire.
They very graciously allowed me to copy the isbn's for you.
Favourite Irish Names for Children
by laurence Flanagan.
ISBN 0-7171-2021-X

Irish Names for Children
ISBN 0-7171-0697-7
(gill and macmillan)

Celtic Names for Children
Loreto Todd.
ISBN 0-86278-556-1

(gill and macmillan)

and last but not least my favourite one.
Irish Names
Donnchadh Ó Corráin
Fidelma Maquire

ISBN 0-946640-66-1

le meas
Kay.

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Courtney
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello,
I need some help on the pronunciation of my sons name. His name is spelled Ailan. how would/should this be said in Gaelic and English.

Thanks very much for your help
Courtney

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shamrox (sdn-ar-003nccharp289.dialsprint.net - 158.252.65.27)
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2000 - 07:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I have read about the king of Breifne, how do I pronounce this?

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Daniel Ryan (host62-7-59-2.btinternet.com - 62.7.59.2)
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2001 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi, I would be very grateful if somebody could give me the translation of "Danny Boy" into Irish, for an art project.

I have been searching for this translation on the net for a long, long time with no success, so if somebody knows this translation, a response would be much appreciated,

Thanks.

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Micky Keenan (inktomi1-cam.server.ntl.com - 62.253.128.4)
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Breifne- is pronounced Bref-nee. At least where I come from.

Rgds

Micky

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Daibhead (dialup-206.15.3.189.dial1.sanfrancisco1.level3.net - 206.15.3.189)
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

can anyone help me find my lineage?
Callaghan on my mothers side(irish)
Flanner on my dads(welsh)

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