Irish Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Irish. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): Gabh mo leisgeul!
Can you show me?: Am faod thu gam shealladh?
I'm lost: Tha mi air chall.
I'm not from here: Chan eil mi às an-seo.
Can I help you?: Am faod mi gad chuideachadh?
Can you help me?: Am faod thu gam chuideachadh?
It's near here: Tha e faisg air an-seo.
It's far from here: Tha e fada bhon an-seo.
Go straight: Rach dìreach.
Turn left: Gabh an car clì.
Turn right: Gabh an car ceart.
One moment please!: Mionaid, mas e do toil leat!
Come with me!: Thig còmhla rium!
How can I get to the museum? : Càite a bheil an taigh-tasgaidh?
How long does it take to get there?: Dè cho fada a tha e?
Downtown (city center):

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: faisg
Far: fada
Right: ceart
Left: clì
Straight: dìreach
There: an-sin; an-siud
Here: an-seo
To walk: coisich
To drive: dràibh
To turn: tionndaich
Traffic light: solas-trafaig

We hope you will not need to ask for directions in Irish. If you do need help then the above sentences are essential. Check our menu above to select another topic or click the "Next" button to view the next lesson.

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