Pota Focal Intergaelic
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eilifint éiligh eilimint eilit eipic eipidéim eire Éire eireaball Éireannach éirí éirigh éirim éirimiúil eirmín eisceacht éisealach eiseamláir eiseamláireach eisigh eisimirceach
Éire
FEMININE NOUN
Ireland
in Éirinn
in Ireland
as Éirinn
from Ireland
go hÉirinn
to Ireland
muintir na hÉireann
the people of Ireland
Foirmeacha gramadaí
Grammatical forms
Éire
FEMININE NOUN
GENITIVE SINGULAR
Éireann
na hÉireann
The noun Éire is a little exceptional in how it combines with the definite article. Even though it never has an article in the nominative (Éire) or in the dative (in Éirinn, go hÉirinn etc), it can optionally have it in the genitive. So Éireann and na hÉireann are both grammatically correct genitives of Éire. Sometimes the choice of one over the other can be meaningful. The articled genitive is felt as introducing a greater degree of semantic definitiveness to the whole noun phrase. So if uisce Éireann could be paraphrased as water of Ireland, uisce na hÉireann would be the water of Ireland.
DATIVE SINGULAR
Éirinn
In standard Irish Éire is the nominative case and Éirinn is the dative case. That is why we say tá Éire go hálainnIreland is beautiful but tá sé go hálainn in Éirinnit is beautiful in Ireland. In some dialects, however, the form Éire does not exist and Éirinn functions as both a nominative and a dative.
Iontrálacha gaolmhara
Related entries
Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann
the Royal Irish Academy
Poblacht na hÉireann
the Republic of Ireland
Saorstát Éireann
the Irish Free State
Tuaisceart na hÉireann
Tuaisceart Éireann
Northern Ireland
STAITISTICÍ · STATISTICS
Is é Éire an 68ú focal is minice úsáid sa Ghaeilge. Tagann sé chun cinn uair amháin i ngach 835 focal.
Éire is the 68th most frequently used word in Irish. It occurs once in every 835 words.
Samplaí gaolmhara
Related examples
déanann an comhlacht táirgí áirithe a chur chun cinn ar mhargadh na hÉireann
the company promotes certain products on the Irish market
ba thír bhocht í Éire fadó
Ireland was a poor country a long time ago
bhí deacair síocháin a choimeád i sochaí scoilte Thuaisceart na hÉireann
it was difficult to maintain peace in the divided society of Northern Ireland
cósta na hÉireann
the coast of Ireland
bogearraí de dhéantús na hÉireann
software made in Ireland
seo i bhfad Éireann níos mar a cheap !
this is way bigger than I thought!
Iarthar na hÉireann
the West of Ireland
léacht ar stair na hÉireann
a lecture on Irish history
is breá liom muintir na hÉireann
I like the Irish
is é Baile Átha Cliath príomhchathair na hÉireann
Dublin is the capital of Ireland
tuirlingt ar thalamh glas na hÉireann
to land on Ireland’s green land
Uachtarán na hÉireann
President of Ireland
An bhfuil i do chónaí in Éirinn?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
Do you live in Ireland?
An mic léinn sibh in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
Are you students in the National University of Ireland, Galway?
An ceann uaine le "Éire" scríofa air an ceann seo?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
The green one with "Éire" written on it or this one?
An in Éirinn atá siad ina gcónaí?
Éamonn Ó Dónaill: Turas Teanga, RTÉ/Gill & Macmillan, 2004
Are they living in Ireland?
Déanann ceap magaidh d'Éirinn.
He makes a laughing stock out of Ireland.
Bhí dinglis pléisiúir uirthi: bhí ag obair sa chaife ba cheannródaí in Éirinn.
Alex Hijmans: Aiséirí, Cois Life 2011
She was excited: she was working in the most pioneering café in Ireland.
Bhí ar eitilt mhochmhaidine ar ais go hÉirinn.
Alex Hijmans: Aiséirí, Cois Life 2011
She was on an early-morning flight to Ireland.
D'fhág beirt iníonacha óga ina diaidh nuair a tháinig go hÉirinn.
'Beo!', beo.ie
She left two young daughters behind when she came to Ireland.
Thréig a tír dhúchais ar son poist mar fheighlí linbh le teaghlach in Éirinn.
'Beo!', beo.ie
She abandoned her native country for a job as a child minder with a family in Ireland.
Ar mo bhealach ar ais as Éirinn an mhí seo caite, rinneadh scrúdú iomlán ar mo reitine agus ar mo mhéarlorga.
'Beo!', beo.ie
On my way back from Ireland last month, I had to undergo a close examination of my retina and my fingerprints.
B'ann a chardáiltí gnoithe na hÉireann.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
That's where they would discuss current affairs.
Thaitin Tuaisceart na hÉireann linn, bhí muintir na háite an-chairdiúil.
We liked Northern Ireland, the local people were very friendly.
fáilte romhaibh go hÉirinn, a chairde.
Welcome to Ireland, friends!
líon mór teangacha in úsáid in Éirinn sa atá inniu ann.
A large number of languages are being used in Ireland today.