Days and months

Do you know the days and months in Irish? Learn some helpful words and phrases and test yourself on others you may already know!

IrishEnglish
An LuanMonday
An MháirtTuesday
An ChéadaoinWednesday
An DéardaoinThursday
An AoineFriday
An SatharnSaturday
An DomhnachSunday

When talking about what you do on days of the week, for example I will see you on Tuesday , take away an and replace it with . This also changes the spelling of the days in Irish.

The only day that doesn't need a in front of is Thursday - An Déardaoin - because it already has in the word!

See all the examples below:

IrishEnglish
LuainMonday
MáirtTuesday
CéadaoinWednesday
DéardaoinThursday
hAoineFriday
SathairnSaturday
DomhnaighSunday

Seachtain an-ghnóthach

A very busy week

Fatima is writing to her penpal in the Gaeltacht. She has included some photos to show how she spends her week. Can you spot the days of the week?

Is mise Fatima. Is duine gnóthach mé gan dabht!

I'm Fatima. I am a busy person, no doubt about it!

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Míosa agus na séasúir

IrishEnglish
EanáirJanuary
FeabhraFebruary
MártaMarch
AibreánApril
BealtaineMay
MeitheamhJune
IúilJuly
LúnasaAugust
Meán FómhairSeptember
Deireadh FómhairOctober
SamhainNovember
NollaigDecember

An t-earrach atá ann.

It is spring.

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