Now there are different dialects in Irish as well as variations between regions and even cities. Not to mention the different accents!
But I have friends in high places, specifically Connemara, where they still speak Irish as a first language.
So: below I’ve provided the approximate translation of some choice phrases (I went for direct meaning instead of direct translations – you know, things someone speaking Irish might actually say) and the nearest pronunciation my American ears could handle .
So! What do you think of Irish?