[ Want to learn how to
speak Northern Irish? ] Of course you do! Or you wouldn't be here!
Northern Irish is a
relatively simple language to learn, but there are many
stumbling blocks! We are here to help you avoid situations that
may arise if you can't understand what a Belfastian is saying to
This simple guide to Northern Irish will entertain as well as
If you are from Northern Ireland and are visiting this page,
don't think you know all the things in this site. The are plenty
of Northern Irish people who don't understand Northern Irish.
[ How to Use this Site ]
On the left there are
links to various sections of the site. Use these links to get to
This website site has been created with 20 things in mind, but
we will only list 5 of them:
-Ease of use
We are confident this site
meets these requirements. And we want you to enjoy learning
"Ya buck eejit ye....."
Soon you'll be able to understand sentences like this! Can you
believe how simple it is?! No?! Well you'd better try it then,
because its really simple. So simple in fact, a Carryduff
hairdresser could learn it!
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We can assure you that more than 3 places exist in
Northern Ireland. Honest.
Ireland: A War Zone?
Northern Ireland [ here on in referred to as NI ] is not the war
zone that is depicted on the television. This is a common
Now that more people are coming to NI than ever, it's become obvious
that there are some difficulties for tourists understanding what
Northern Irish people are saying. With our help, you'll be holding
normal conversations with Northern Irish people in no time!
One comment we hear from tourists goes along the lines of, "I
thought Northern Irish people were insane. Really violent and
Of course any multi-cultural societies have problems, but don't let
that interfere with your holiday! With our help, you won't get into
fights for saying the wrong thing....
Northern Irish people are the same as anyone from anywhere. People
here are so fresh, varied, exciting and entertaining we're sure
you'll never spend a dull moment in NI.
From the warm and friendly atmosphere of Belfast to the cooler, damp
regions of the Mourne Mountains, you'll be sure to bump into quite a
few characters! Especially in the Mourne's area.
But please do be careful. People who live in NI have developed a
knack of being able to tell who's a madman and who's not. Tourists
usually get it wrong. If you think you might be encountering one of our
few madmen, just politely ask a passer-by what they think
To use this
site, a sense of humour is needed. If you feel you do not have a sense of
humour, then you might be able to download one
Results not guaranteed. All pictures are property of their respective owners,
except all original pictures which are owned by me. All text is property of
Speak Norn Iron and may NOT be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior
written consent. Remember this site is just a laugh. It's meant to be fun. And
please keep all old fashioned and bigoted remarks to yourself. Please do not
e-mail me with "oh, I can't believe you left "craic" out of your dictionary, how
could you?" Craic is not in the dictionary as you'll find it on any page
relating to NI. I'm trying to be original here ya know! Stop reading this wee
bit 'o' crap and go buy a T-Shirt. Phone the radio stations, phone the papers,