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14th May 2020

The ultimate guide to learning Irish slang

Wayne Farry


Are you a culchie or a cute hoor?

If you are either of those things, you probably know it, but perhaps only if you’re Irish. Every country has its own peculiar sayings and idioms, and Ireland is no different.

These are phrases that are instantly recognisable in the Emerald Isle, but when uttered in earshot of someone from outside of Ireland will likely be greeted with pure and utter confusion.

With that in mind, we got an Irish member of our team to try and test the knowledge of Josh, a Londoner on Irish phrases.

Does he know what ‘giving out’ is? How about a pint of the ‘black stuff’? This is your ultimate guide to Irish slang.