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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2012 9:28 pm 
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Hi there - my son, who is nearly back from Afghanistan, is getting married in April and I wanted to do an Irish blessing - my heritage is Irish. I really wanted to say it in Gaelic, but need help with translation and pronunciation. This is the blessing I want to use:

"May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward."

Can anyone please help me with both the Gaelic words and translation?
Thanks, Dee


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb 2012 2:33 am 
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drogers12 wrote:
Hi there - my son, who is nearly back from Afghanistan, is getting married in April and I wanted to do an Irish blessing - my heritage is Irish. I really wanted to say it in Gaelic, but need help with translation and pronunciation. This is the blessing I want to use:

"May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward."

Can anyone please help me with both the Gaelic words and translation?
Thanks, Dee


That prayer has been translated on the IGTF forum several times. Here's a link to a thread where pronunciation is also discussed:
http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic102309.html

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb 2012 4:45 am 
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Thanks very much CaoimhínSF - will check it out.
Best, Dee


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:yes: Braoin's soundfiles are always very good.

Ade's dialect is a little different from Braoin's, so if you have any questions about pronunciation, just ask again here. :wave:

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