Irish Phrases for Love

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Irish Gaelic is an Ancient Language

The Gaelic family of languages includes Irish, Manx and Scots Gaelic. Gaelic languages have a musicality to them, which made them perfect for the oral traditions of sharing history through language. Irish is one of the oldest languages in the world, and it is still spoken today. It is no wonder that Irish phrases are perfect for wedding ring engravings – what better way to express your love than in a language that has been telling love stories for thousands of years.

Here are a few Irish phrases for love that fit perfectly into an Irish wedding band engraving:

Ladies Original "Mo Anam Cara" Wedding Band Yellow with No Rails

A stór – My love / my darling

A chuisle mo chroí – my heart’s beloved (pulse of my heart)

Mo Anam Cara – My Soul Mate

Is tú mo rogha – You are my chosen one.

Gents Celtic Le Cheile Wedding Ring with Swans
Celtic Le Cheile Wedding Ring with Swans

Le chéile – Together

Irish Wedding Token Coin in Sterling Silver
Irish Wedding Token Coin in Sterling Silver

Grá go Deo – Love Forever

Grá buan – Lasting Love

Grá mo Chroí – Love of my heart

Tá grá agam duit – I love you

Tá mé i ngrá leat – I am in love with you


And here are a few bonus phrases that have been recommended/translated for Irish wedding vows by the contributors on Irish Language Forum:

Nasctha le chéile,  (Tethered Together,)
Tríd an mhaith nó tríd an olc. (Through the good or through the bad.) – This one works well for a handfasting ceremony.

Gealltanas Leannán Éireannach (Irish Vow of Unity):
Móidímid faoi síocháin agus grá go seasfaimid, (We swear by peace and love to stand,)
Croí le croí agus lámh le láimh. (Heart to heart and hand to hand,)
Sonraigh, a Spioraid, agus éist linn anois, (Mark, Oh Spirit, hear us now,)
Ár ngealltanas beannaithe seo a neartú. (Confirming this our sacred vow.)

And, for those planning your weddings, we say a hearty:
Comhghairdeas libh! (Congratulations!)

Please let us know if there is any way we can help you bring your heritage into your wedding ceremony.



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11 Irish Phrases for Love
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