Seal snot? God’s little cow? Check out these surprising Irish names for wildlife this Seachtain na Gaeilge

Published by Dave Brooks on

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]Mar tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ann, déanaimid fiosrú ar na ainmneacha ainmhí is suimiúla agus is creacáilte atá againn in Éirinn!

For Seachtain na Gaeilge, we throw some light on the species with the most interesting and bizarre Irish names.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_slider animation=”slide” slide_time=”7000″ slide_speed=”1000″ slideshow=”false” random=”false” control_nav=”false” prev_next_nav=”true” no_container=”false” ][x_slide]Jellyfish image

Jellyfish – Smugairle Róin – Seal Snot[/x_slide][x_slide]Bat image

Bat – Sciathán Leathair – Leather Wing[/x_slide][x_slide]Wolf Image

Wolf – Mac Tíre – Son of the Land[/x_slide][x_slide]Otter_

Otter – Madra Uisce – Water Dog or Dobharchú – Estuary Hound[/x_slide][x_slide]Pine Marten

Pine Marten – Cat Crainn – Tree Cat[/x_slide][x_slide]Ladybird

Ladybird – Bóín Dé – God’s Little Cow[/x_slide][x_slide]harbor-porpoises

Porpoise – Muc Mhara – Sea Pig[/x_slide][x_slide]happy_barn_owl

Barn Owl – Scréachóg Reilige – Graveyard Screecher[/x_slide][x_slide]Kestrel

Kestrel – Pocaire Gaoithe – Wind Frolicker[/x_slide][x_slide]

longearedowl update 2Long-Eared Owl – Ceann Cait – Cat’s Head[/x_slide][/x_slider][x_author title=”About the Author” author_id=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]

Related Post
A gallery of paintings that capture the beauty of Irish landscapes

Ireland’s scenery has inspired artists throughout history to capture the beauty of this country. This gallery contain a selection of Read more

Gallery of Game of Thrones Locations in Ireland

To commemorate the new series of Game of Thrones we've created a gallery of locations in Northern Ireland used for Read more

A gallery of five birds to look forward to in spring

As spring officially sets in and warmer weather greets us, a slew of birds will be migrating back home to Read more

Mammals that became extinct in Ireland thousands of years ago

Ireland has been the habitat to a variety of amazing mammals, sadly many of these animals have become extinct. This Read more


Dave Brooks

Dave works as Communication Assistant with the Environmental Pillar. His background is in psychology and he has a masters in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey.