Irish slang

by Seán on August 3, 2007

by Seán | August 3rd, 2007  

old irish man with big eyesIt’s a real eye-widening experience, seeing how popular these Irish slang posts have become! Today on IrelandLogue I’m posting a list of all the Irish slang that wifey and I have come across while living here in Ireland. How’s your Irish slang vocabulary?

Below is the Seán Lightholder dictionary of Irish slang for irelandlogue – ZE MASTER POST OF IRISH SLANG!! In this list are all the Irish slang terms we have introduced on this site. Visit this post in the future for all the Irish slang a body can handle.

God bless Ireland and come on the town!

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The Slippery Orange Ballcock August 3, 2007 at 12:28 pm
Dawson Miller August 31, 2007 at 3:19 pm

That explains a lot! I recently went to ireland and was very confused by the term ‘your man’

Checkers December 2, 2007 at 2:34 am

This is brilliant! Fair play! (That’s another Irish slang for ya. It means good job, or well done) It’s all so true lol. Nice one

John O'Toole March 14, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I can think of at least one you left out, it’s very important when out socialising.


This is a term for an ATM Cash Machine, taken from the name Allied Irish Bank gives their machines – BankLink.

Seeing as drinking is our national past-time it seems people most commonly go to the Banklink to get money to drink – hence Drinklink

Also whoever set up this page is a Gobshite, an Eejit and an Amadán, because they didn’t include those very commonly used words which all mean roughly the same thing – an idiot.


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