What is the correct spelling of 'Erin Go Braugh' and what does it mean?

Erin Go Braugh?Bragh?

Dia duit. That's "hello" in Irish.

The correct spelling is 'ERIN GO BRAGH' and it simply means ' IRELAND FOREVER.'


  • "Erin go bragh" is the incorrect, anglicized way of saying and spelling it. To be entirely accurate, it is like this: "eire go brach"
  • Accordingto encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com The phrase is a popular motto and war cry. It is most often translated as "Ireland Be Free" and has a number of alternative spellings: Not to be confused with "Erin go deo" meaning Ireland Forever.
  • The correct spelling is Erin GA Braugh, see Newt Gingrich's book, "Gettysburg".
  • there are a number of versions but the original as far as i know is spelled....Eire go brach (without the fadas!) the other most popular way is....eirinn/eireann go bragh, the Scots usually use this version, its more anglicanised!
  • eireann go deo translated means Ireland for ever- Erin go braugh means excellent or bravo
  • I've lived in Ireland all my life and the first time I ever heard that phrase was on Sabrina and then they pronounced it wrong so I thought it was "go brea" which means good so I didn't know what they were on about, *inhales*. I'm fairly sure it's bragh though, that's just a guess cause I'm too lazy to go find my dictionary but I really should know cause I've an Irish exam on Thursday.
  • Is amadán thú agus níl a fhios agat cad a tá mé ag caint leat.Or something like that...
  • Go bragh and go deo both mean forever though. And did you know that Fear = man and Féar = grass?I'm a goldmine of information.
  • believe strongly that the correct spelling is "Ering Go Bragh". The reason I feel this is the correct spelling is because the flag that hangs in my room has it spelled in this way. This is entirely subjective. I have seen Irish words with different spellings. I do not know much of Gaelic but I think it's a little like Mandarin as there are many ways of romanization.
  • Actually most of the answers below are incorrect. In my native Irish Gaelic the correct spelling is 'Erin go brea' which means 'Ireland is good' not 'Ireland forever' or any other meaning. Other spellings or interpretations are bastardisations from the original outside of native Irish areas such as the US or UK.
  • when this phrase originated, i don't believe there was a standardized way of spelling things... therefore all of these spellings are somewhat correct. as long as youre pronouncing it right that's all that matters... i spell it Erin go bragh, but im half scot, not Irish, so what do i know?