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How To Say Goodbye In Irish (as Gaeilge)

Updated on July 18, 2011


This may be the most handy piece of information one could learn in Irish, as it is well known how hard it can be to successfully terminate a conversation with an Irish person in full swing. Other possibilities include murder or just leggit.


Here are numerous ways to say "Goodbye" as Gaeilge;

Goodbye - Slán

This is pronounced "Slawn"

Goodbye for now - Slán go fóill

This is pronounced "Slawn go fall"

Safe home - Slán abhaile

This is pronounced "Slawn ah-wall-yah"

I'm going home, because you are a drunk - Tá me ag dul go dtí abhaile, mar tá tú an meisce

This is pronounced - "Taw may egg dull go dee ah-wall-yah, mar taw too on mass-kah"

Pick the right translations of the following ways to say "Goodbye"

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      Ruairí 5 years ago

      Ehh.... not to be a bollocks or anything but in the last one you don't need "go dtí abhaile", just "Táim ag dul abhaile, mar tá tu ar meisce"

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Nice to know once I travel to Ireland someday!