Irish-Sayings.com is a unique site offering you a chance to hear Irish natives speak over 400 words and phrases. Its aim is to give you a first taster of how things are said in the Irish language. From there, we hope that your interest in the language will culminate in you learning the language!
A brief site history
The ancestor of this site began probably in the late 1990s where our site that was called "All Things Irish" featured some MP3 recordings. In 2002, the site moved to an official domain name, IrishGaelicTranslator.com. That site still featured MP3 recordings, and was grown into a full section in its own right. A year later, in October 2003, Irish-Sayings.com was established and spun off as its own site. After that, we expanded the range of topics covered, and added Connacht and Ulster dialects.
The site features the dialects of Munster (south), Connacht (west) and Ulster (north). The dialects' accents can sound very different from each other. Each dialect has certain ways of saying certain things, and there are also small grammatical differences between them. At the same time, you may not hear much of a difference between the pronciations of the speakers for single words.