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Irish National Anthem Lyrics, Pronunciation and Translation


Irish National Anthem 

Lyrics, Pronunciation & Translation


Learn the words to Amhrán na bhFiann and how to pronounce them so you don't have to hide the fact you don't know the words.

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 Irish National Anthem Lyrics, Pronunciation and Translation


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*Note the English translation below is from the original English translation of Amhrán na bhFiann and the phonetics provided is just a basic general guide. 


Part 1 
Sinne Fianna Fáil  

Phonetically; [Sheena feena fall]

English translation; Soldiers are we

atá faoi gheall ag Éirinn 

Phonetically; [a-taw fwee yall egg air-in]

English translation; Whose lives are pledged to Ireland


Part 2
Buion dár slua 

Phonetically; [bween dor sloo]

English translation; Some have come

thar toinn do ráinig chugainn 

Phonetically; [har tinn duh ron-ig chooon]

English translation; from a land beyond the wave


Part 3
Faoi mhoid bheith saor

Phonetically; [fwee void veh serr]

English translation; sworn to be free

Seantír ár sinsear feasta

Phonetically; [Shan-teer orr shin-sher fasta]

English translation; no more our ancient sireland


Part 4
Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill 

Phonetically; [nee og-far fween tear-on gnaw fween trawl]

English translation; Shall shelter the despot or the slave


Part 5
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil  

Phonetically; [A-nocht a hay-im sah varna vwaol]

English translation; Tonight we man the Bearna Baoil


Part 6
Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil

Phonetically; [le geann air Ghael chun bawsh no sayol]

English translation; In Erin’s cause come woe or weal


Part 7
Le gunna-scréach 

Phonetically; [leh gunna scray-ach]

English translation; Mid cannon’s roar

faoi lámhach na bpiléar 

Phonetically; [fwee law-vuck na bill-air]

English translation; and rifle’s peal


Part 8
Seo libh canaig' amhrán na bhFiann 

Phonetically; [Shuh liv connie a-ronn na vee-in]

English translation; We’ll chant a soldier’s song


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