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Phrases in Irish > You had no choice! I spent my holiday by the sea - I went swiming and I rested on the beach.
Ní raibh an dara rogha agat! Chaith mise mo laethanta saoire cois farraige – chuaigh mé ag snámh agus lig mé mo scíth ar an trá. Nee rev un darra row-a uggut! Khah misha muh lay-hunta seera kush farriga - khoo-ig may ig snawv uggus lig may muh shkee urr un traw. You had no choice! I spent my holiday by the sea - I went swiming and I rested on the beach.
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Nee rev un darra row-a uggut! Khah misha muh lay-hunta seera kush farriga - khoo-ig may ig snawv uggus lig may muh shkee urr un traw.
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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.
You had no choice! I spent my holiday by the sea - I went swiming and I rested on the beach. = Ní raibh an dara rogha agat! Chaith mise mo laethanta saoire cois farraige – chuaigh mé ag snámh agus lig mé mo scíth ar an trá.
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Kenmare, County Kerry. It's a beautiful spot in Ireland.
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Irish Gaelic is the native ancient living language of Ireland.
It is two thousand years old.
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Na hAoraí in County Kerry, Ireland. A picturesque Irish village.
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