Celtic Heart

7 Ways to say ‘I Love You’ in Irish

Wedding rings engraved with Ogham

This week in the workshop we have been asked to translate lots of beautifully romantic messages from English into Irish. Some of these pieces we have translated and engraved directly onto jewelry with other pieces being translated into Ogham before inscribing.

Cufflinks with an ogham inscription

If you don’t speak Irish, here are a just few of the heartfelt messages and inscriptions that translate beautifully into Gaelic.

  1. Grá go Deo (pronounced graw gu djo) means Love forever.
  2. Tá mé i ngrá leat (pronounced taw may i ngraw lat) means I love you.
  3. Grá buan (pronounced graw boo-in) means Love forever.
  4. Grá mo Chroí (pronounced graw mu cree) means Love of my heart.
  5. Tá grá agam duit (pronounced taw graw agum dit) means I love you.
  6. A chuisle mo chroí (pronounced ah coo-shil mu cree) means Pulse of my heart/My hearts beloved.
  7. Is tú mo rogha (pronounced iss too mu row-ah) means You are my chosen one.

Now you have no excuse for not impressing your loved one.


We find that our posts about expressing your love in Irish are really popular, so here is the full list of current posts we have on the subject. Let's start with the terms of endearment and work up to the more intense passions!

And as usual, keep in mind that you can get these phrases or Ogham versions inscribed on some handmade irish jewelry from Claddagh Design. Or if you want to be extra special, why not commission a custom piece of jewelry?


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