VIDEO: Longford man asks Canadian kids to pronounce Irish names

The Irish need to learn how to spell

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson


The whole world is turning green tomorrow as the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day at home and abroad. And Neil O'Cathasaigh is sharing the luck of the Irish in Canada.

Neil is originally from Newtownforbes and played county hurling for Longford from the age of 16 up until they won the Lory Meagher Cup in 2010.

He is now working in a school in Toronto.

Last Friday, Neil held 'Irish Day' at the school, and asked the kids to pronounce Irish names like Saoirse, Aoife, Gráinne and Tadhg. The result is a video filled with hilarious attempts and comments such as "hard to pronounce", "confusing", and "they need to learn how to spell".