Lesson 17: The Hail Mary

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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4 comments on “Lesson 17: The Hail Mary
  1. Michéal MacCnaimhín says:

    A terrific website. Simply laid out and well explained, Would love to be able converse in Irish but haunted by my schooling which gave me neither insight or appreciation of the language. This is the type of site that is needed and well done to all involved.

  2. Theresa Sullivan says:

    Thank you so much this is wonderful. I can now pray the rosary in Irish! What a blessings!

  3. Richard Delaney says:

    Would love to learn Irish I know i’m leaving it late at 57 I left school at 14 and hated Irish back then

    • Ryan Logue says:

      Know how you feel, I neglected learning Irish in school and I want to learn it since it is part of our culture after all.

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