St. Patrick's Day Irish Glossary
If you don't know a shillelagh from a Shamrock, this page should
help you get your green on for St. Patrick's Day and not sound like a
complete Mickey! Click on the links for more information.
- Corned Beef and
Cabbage - The traditional main meal of the Irish on St.
- Erin go Bragh or the Irish language phrase,
Éirinn go Brách, means "Ireland forever" in Gaelic.and is used
to express allegiance to Ireland.
- Guinness - An Irish beer, specifically a
stout, a dark, strong flavored beer.
- Leprechaun -
small Irish fairies from Irish folklore, dressed like the bearded Keebler elves, about three feet
high, with pointed shoes green
vest and hat.
- Shamrock -
a 3-leaf clover common in Ireland
- Shillelagh - a walking stick carried by a leprechaun
- Sláinte - Sláinte is the Gaelic word
for health; so "good health!"