Bóithre agus Trácht Gaelach

Irish Roads and Traffic

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The Rocky Road to Dublin Medley

I usually spend the two hours driving to work and back again as Irish practice time. I found most of the words below at the Bórd Na Gaeilge site. I list them below in hopes that students like yourself will find them useful while driving as I did. They are a great source for sentence building.

Conas is féidir liom dul go dtí an oifig an phost? How can I go to the post office?
Lean díreach ar aghaidh chomh fada leis an banc. Go straight ahead as far as the bank.
Ansin tóg an tríu casadh ar dheis. Then take the 3rd turn on the right.
Ansin tóg an chead casadh ar chlé. Then take the 1st turn on the left.

English Irish
Amber Ómrach
Bus laneBuslána
Car parkCarrchlós
Child CrossingLeanaí ag Trasnú
Crooked roadbóthar cam
Cul de sacCul de sac
Deadendbun bás
Draw BridgeDroichead togala
EntranceBealach isteach
HazzardGuais
High speedLuas uachtara
Local trafficTrácht áitiúil
Local roadBóthar áitiúil
Traffic CircleTimpeallán
Main roadPríomhbhóthar
Macadam tarramhacadam
MapLéarscáil
One-way traffic Trácht aontreo
PedestrianCoisí
Parking Páirceáil
Parking lotCarrchlos
Pedestrian crossingTrasrian coisithe
English Irish
Pole Cuaille
PoleCuaille
PotholeLinntreog
Road closed Bóthar dúnta
Rumble strips Stiallacha tormáin
Side road Taobh-bhóthar
SidewalkSiúlbhealach
Signpost Cuaille eolais
Single line traffic Trácht aon líne
SpeedLuas
Street LightSolas bhóthar
Traffic lightSolas thrachta
Through traffic Tréthrácht
Toll bridge Droichead dola
Toll plaza Plás dola
Traffic jamPlód Trácta
Traffic Accident Timpiste Trácta
Two-way traffic Trácht dhá threo
UnderpassÍosbhealach
Walkwaysiúlbhealach
Idlingag falsacht
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Courtesy of Bórd na Gaeilge
Abridged and Additions by Vivian & Jack.
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