This week I made a pair of silver cufflinks for a bride as a gift for her future husband, While we were working out the design she wanted to add some personal engraving on the back of the cufflinks. She decided to add ‘I love you’ but in Irish so I went about translating it. Just one of the many jobs of a silversmith!
We’ve used Irish words a phrases in our Ogham collection. We have a tie pin with the word Grá meaning love and also cufflinks with astór which is the Irish for my darling. Anyway I came up with a few different ways of saying I love you as well as some other Irish phrases that might come in handy if you are looking for some inspiration for your wedding ring engraving. I’ve also added how to pronounce each of the phrases so you can impress everyone with your grasp of the Irish language!
Grá (pronounced graw) is the Irish word for love.
Fíórghrá (pronounced feer graw) is the Irish word for true love.
Tá grá agam duit (Pronounced taw graw agum dit) is how to say ‘I love you’ in Irish
Tá mé i ngrá leat ( Pronouced taw may i ngraw lat) means I’m in love with you
Mo ghrá go deo (Pronounced Mu ghraw gu djoh) is the Irish for My love forever