Irish Language & Culture
Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So joint in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone, and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it.
-Features special section on Irish Gaelic.
-Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew.
-Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.
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Speaking Irish English
Ulster political names
20th century accent arse ball Belfast Bord Brendan Behan British called Catholic Cavan Celtic Colcannon comes common Cork City County culture dancing Derry describe drink Dublin expression famous Festival Fianna Fáil film Gaelic football Gaelic games Gaelic handball Gaeltacht Galway girl Guinness hear horse How’s hurling Irish English Irish language Irish name Irish person Irish word Kerry Kilkenny known Limerick man’s mashed means Nationalists nickname North Northern Ireland Paddy phrases pint played players political popular potatoes pronounced pronunciation Protestant province racing rebel song refer Republic of Ireland Republican rhyming slang Riverdance rugby shite Six Nations Championship soccer someone who’s someone’s sound speakers sport talking Taoiseach term there’s things tion town traditional Irish music traditionally Ulster Ulster-Scots Unionist usually varieties of English verb vowels what’s whiskey women you’re