Is í 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge, and to celebrate, we’ll have a practical phrase as Gaeilge each week, with translation and how to use it!
This week’s phrase: Bhí mé le ceangal! Pronunciation: Vee may leh kangol Translation:
I was t to be tied
This phrase comes from the craziness induced by poitín drunkness, where there was nothing to be done back in the day but to tie the drunkard by rope until they’d sobered up and calmed down. To this day, the phrase is still used in Connemara, the closest colloquial version in English being: I was raging! See lots more for Bliain na Gaeilge at rte.ie/gaeilge