Traditional Irish Names in Gaelic

Traditional Irish Names in Gaelic

Irish children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps Móraí (MO ree).

Irish children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps Móraí (MO ree).

Names for Grandmother    Most English-speaking children call their grandmothers Granny, Grandma, or Nana/Nanna.  There are a few different words for Grandmother in Irish, including Seanmháthair (shan a WAW her), máthair mhór (maw her aWOR), and máthair Chríona (MAW her KHREE un na). These literally mean "old mother", "great mother" and "mother of the heart." These words are not used to actually address the grandmother, though. Children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps…

Names for Grandmother Most English-speaking children call their grandmothers Granny, Grandma, or Nana/Nanna. There are a few different words for Grandmother in Irish, including Seanmháthair (shan a WAW her), máthair mhór (maw her aWOR), and máthair Chríona (MAW her KHREE un na). These literally mean "old mother", "great mother" and "mother of the heart." These words are not used to actually address the grandmother, though. Children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps…

The second smallest county in Ireland boasts a Hollywood star and a trove of archaeological treasures.

The second smallest county in Ireland boasts a Hollywood star and a trove of archaeological treasures.

Aisling - "dream" : Traditional Irish names: girls

Aisling - "dream" : Traditional Irish names: girls

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