Top 80 Irish Slang Words: The Gift of the Gab

Arriving in Ireland, you may be forgiven for thinking you have been hoodwinked, cajoled, led up the garden path, or just plain misinformed as to the language widely spoken here. Since before time us Irish have managed to invent our very own slang words and phrases to unleash on all unfamiliar with the lingo! Here, I have highlighted the most commonly heard words, their meanings, and provided examples of how they are used in everyday speech. Have fun: you will be talking like a seasoned pro in no time!

Don’t forget to test your slang street cred and your gift of the gab ability, by taking my small quiz at the end!

OK… Lets get started alphabetically.

Actually it does exist although rare! Legend says that if you find one each leaf has a meaning.

  • The first is for Faith.
  • The second is for Hope.
  • The third is for Love.
  • The fourth is for Luck.