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Phrases in Irish > I wanted to buy new shoes and I tried a few shops but I couldn't find nice shoes.
Bhí mé ag iarraidh bróga nua a cheannach agus bhain mé triail as cúpla siopa ach níor éirigh liom bróga deasa a aimsiú. Vee may ig earree broh-ga new-a uh khyan-ukh uggus vwin may chree-ill ass koopla shoppa akh neer eye-rig lyum broh-ga jassa uh amshoo. I wanted to buy new shoes and I tried a few shops but I couldn't find nice shoes.
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Vee may ig earree broh-ga new-a uh khyan-ukh uggus vwin may chree-ill ass koopla shoppa akh neer eye-rig lyum broh-ga jassa uh amshoo.
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The Conor Pass, on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. People speak a mix of English and the Irish language in Dingle.
I wanted to buy new shoes and I tried a few shops but I couldn't find nice shoes. = Bhí mé ag iarraidh bróga nua a cheannach agus bhain mé triail as cúpla siopa ach níor éirigh liom bróga deasa a aimsiú.
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Kenmare, County Kerry. It's a beautiful spot in Ireland.
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