In this lesson we are being very good and are back at saying prayers in Irish. Not only is this a good way to pick up on some Irish grammar points, but sometimes you may attend a church service or funeral and the prayers may be said in Irish and this can help you join in. We’ve already covered The Our Father prayer back in lesson 12. In this particular lesson we are going to learn how to say the The Hail Mary prayer.
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Hail Mary (Sé do bheaha, a Mhuire)
Sé do bheatha, a Mhuire,
atá lán de ghrásta,
tá an Tiarna leat.
(Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee).
Is beannaithe thú idir mná
agus is beannaithe toradh do bhroinne, Íosa.
(Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus).
A Naomh-Mhuire, a Mháthair Dé,
guigh orainn na peacaigh, anois,
agus ar uair ár mbáis.
(Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our deaths).
Phrase of the week:
Buíochas le Dia.
(Thanks be to God).
Other phrases used:
Slán agus beannacht!
(Goodbye and blessings to you!).
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