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

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.

  • Jellyfish image

    Jellyfish – Smugairle Róin – Seal Snot

  • Bat image

    Bat – Sciathán Leathair – Leather Wing

  • Wolf Image

    Wolf – Mac Tíre – Son of the Land

  • Otter_

    Otter – Madra Uisce – Water Dog or Dobharchú – Estuary Hound

  • Pine Marten

    Pine Marten – Cat Crainn – Tree Cat

  • Ladybird

    Ladybird – Bóín Dé – God’s Little Cow

  • harbor-porpoises

    Porpoise – Muc Mhara – Sea Pig

  • happy_barn_owl

    Barn Owl – Scréachóg Reilige – Graveyard Screecher

  • Kestrel

    Kestrel – Pocaire Gaoithe – Wind Frolicker

  • longearedowl update 2Long-Eared Owl – Ceann Cait – Cat’s Head

About the Author

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.

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