Irish Animals

This is a list of animals in Irish. You will find common words including domestic pets, farm livestock, wild creatures and even insects.

Bird: eun
Cat: cat
Donkey: asal
Eagle: ìolaire
Elephant: ailbhean
Goat: gobhar
Horse: each
Lion: leòmhann
Monkey: muncaidh
Mouse: luch
Rabbit: coineanach
Snake: nathair
Tiger: tìgear
Sheep (pl.): caoraich
Spider: damhan-allaidh
Insect: meanbh-fhrìde
Mosquito: meanbh-chuileag
Butterfly: dealan-dè
Bear: mathan
Animal: beathach
Farm: tuathanas
Forest: coille

The following sentences might come in handy in a conversation when socializing or in a pet store.

I have a dog: Tha cù agam.
She likes cats: 'S toil leatha cait.
Tigers are fast: Tha tìgearan luath.
Monkeys are funny: Tha mucaidean èibhinn.
Do you have any animals?: A bheil beathaichean agad?
Do you sell dog food?: Am bi sibh a' reic biadh nan con?

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