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Time in Irish

How to tell the time in Irish, a Celtic language spoken in Ireland

English Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge)
What time is it? Cén t-am atá sé?
Cén t-am é?
Cad é an t-am atá sé?
It's one o'clock Tá sé a haon a chlog
It's quarter past one Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a haon
It's half past one Tá sé leathuair tar éis a haon
It's quarter to two Tá sé ceathrú chun a dó
It's two o'clock Tá sé a dó a chlog
It's quarter past two Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a dó
It's half past two Tá sé leathuair tar éis a dó
It's quarter to three Tá sé ceathrú chun a trí
It's three o'clock Tá sé a trí a chlog
It's quarter past three Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a trí
It's half past three Tá sé leathuair tar éis a trí
It's quarter to four Tá sé ceathrú chun a ceathair
It's four o'clock Tá sé a ceathair a chlog
It's quarter past four Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a ceathair
It's half past four Tá sé leathuair tar éis a ceathair
It's quarter to five Tá sé ceathrú chun a cúig
It's five o'clock Tá sé a cúig a chlog
It's quarter past five Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a cúig
It's half past five Tá sé leathuair tar éis a cúig
It's quarter to six Tá sé ceathrú chun a sé
It's six o'clock Tá sé a sé a chlog
It's quarter past six Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a sé
It's half past six Tá sé leathuair tar éis a sé
It's quarter to seven Tá sé ceathrú chun a seacht
It's seven o'clock Tá sé a seacht a chlog
It's quarter past seven Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a seacht
It's half past seven Tá sé leathuair tar éis a seacht
It's quarter to eight Tá sé ceathrú chun a hocht
It's eight o'clock Tá sé a hocht a chlog
It's quarter past eight Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a hocht
It's half past eight Tá sé leathuair tar éis a hocht
It's quarter to nine Tá sé ceathrú chun a naoi
It's nine o'clock Tá sé a naoi a chlog
It's quarter past nine Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a naoi
It's half past nine Tá sé leathuair tar éis a naoi
It's quarter to ten Tá sé ceathrú chun a deich
It's ten o'clock Tá sé a deich a chlog
It's quarter past ten Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a deich
It's half past ten Tá sé leathuair tar éis a deich
It's quarter to eleven Tá sé ceathrú chun a haon déag
It's eleven o'clock Tá sé a haon déag a chlog
It's quarter past eleven Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a haon déag
It's half past eleven Tá sé leathuair tar éis a haon déag
It's quarter to twelve Tá sé ceathrú chun a dó dhéag
It's twelve o'clock Tá sé a dó dhéag a chlog
It's quarter past twelve Tá sé ceathrú tar éis a dó dhéag
It's half past twelve Tá sé leathuair tar éis a dó dhéag
It's quarter to one Tá sé ceathrú chun a haon
it's midnight Tá sé meán oíche
it's midday Tá sé meán lae
in the morning ar maidin
in the afternoon sa tráthnóna
in the evening istoíche

Notes

In Ulster Irish i ndhiaidh is often used for after instead of tar éis, e.g. Tá sé leath i ndiaidh a haon (It's half past one), and go dti is used for to instead of chun, e.g. Tá sé ceathrú go dtí a dó (It's quarter to two).

Translations compiled by Simon Ager, with corrections by Ruairí Ó hEithir

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