Lesson 2: Introducing yourself

This is the second in our series of podcasts for you to enjoy and learn some Irish. In this lesson you’ll learn some simple phrases of stating your name and where you are from. You can email us at info@easyirish.com or even via our Contact Us page if you have any questions. We will be delighted to hear from you.

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10 comments on “Lesson 2: Introducing yourself
  1. Patrick Mc Nally says:

    Dia daoibh a chairde, Could you please tell what ” Cuir. I Láthair” means in Irish and how it is used in the language. Pádraig

  2. Tresca says:

    I have a question I downloaded the text for the lesson but there was 2 phrases/sentences I didn’t hear in the lesson. They were Dia daoibh mo chairde! and Ta failte romhat. Sorry I don’t know how to put the accent marks over the a’s on the keyboard. Do we cover those later on or?

    • simon worrall says:

      Tresca, Dia daoibh a chairde means hello my friends, tá fáilte rohat means you are welcome.

      To type the accented vowels on your keyboard, hold down AltGr+a,e,i or u, then release both, if you want capitals, hold AltGr+shift+a,e,i,or u.

      Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for ‘o’, to type o or O, hold down alt and type 0243 for lower case and 0211 for upper case.

      Hope this helps, ádh mór ort.

  3. Maille says:

    I really love that you talk about Irish names, my name is Maille, but there is usually a fada (excuse me if I’m not spelling it right) over the a and the i. Maille is the Irish equivelant of Molly or Mollie. My mom is strongly Irish, and decided to name me Maille. It is difficult to live in America where everyone thinks my name is Male or Maylee or something like that, usually I go by Phaleo, so my name is easier.

  4. Michael Dunn says:

    How is my name spelled in Irish – Michael Brian Dunn? I think Micheal is pronounced (MEE-hell) Brian – Not sure and Dunn?

  5. Sarah Quinn says:

    Hello! Just came across this deadly website! I’m from Omagh it’s great to have a source of Ulster dialect Irish it really is! Thank you so much!

  6. Leanne says:

    Great podcast, I just have a question about the pronunciation of ‘fein’ – sometimes it’s ‘fein’, sometimes it’s ‘hein’, and I don’t see a seimhu, so I’m not sure about why it changes.


  7. Labhrás Ó Cathaláin says:

    Michael Brian Dunn,in Irish spelling it is Mícheál Brian Ó Duinn.

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