I’ve got a map of Irish sayings for you today. It’s a special gift to Healthy Family readers and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I know it’s only February, but I’ve just about had it with winter. Valentine’s Day is over. It’s time to get on with spring. The best way to do that is to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day. This fun map of Irish sayings is designed to print on 8 1/2 x 11 letter paper and display in an 8 x 10 photo frame.
There are many different versions of the map of Irish sayings circulating around the internet. In case you are wondering, this is an original one that I designed. Some of the maps I found had hysterically funny phrases. But in the spirit of family friendliness my version left out a few of the ones that did make me chuckle when I read them. So you won’t see any Irish drinking slang or any common slang words that refer to God without actually, well, referring to God. Enough said about what’s not in my map of Irish slang. What is in it will make you smile, especially if you’re from Ireland or know someone who is.
Map of Irish Sayings
Some of our favorite Irish Sayings:
- “How’s the craic” (Which means, “How are things?”)
- “You’re a gas ticket” (Which means that you are really funny.)
- “Fair play to ya” (Which means, “Good job!”)
- “Take it handy” (Which means, “Be careful”)
- “Are you right?” (Which means, “Are you ready?”)
- “As scarce as hen’s teeth” (Okay, when was the last time a hen had teeth?)
- “Whisht” (This is basically telling someone to be quiet.)
- “Shattered” (Which means extremely tired)
- “Spot on” (When a person tells you that you’re spot on, that means you’ve got it exactly right.)
- “Cop on” (If a person tells you this they want you to wise up and get some common sense.)
Of course if someone says, “Don’t get caught in the long grass,” they are warning you not to be taken by surprise. And if you’re told you are like “tits on a bull” that means you’re absolutely worthless at whatever you’ve been asked to do.
Please enjoy my map of Irish sayings. Share it with your friends. If you’ve got a story to tell or an Irish slang term to share, I’d love to hear about it. You can find me on Pinterest and on Facebook too. Sláinte!