Following on from a similar thread concerning archaic expressions that have fallen out of use (the creator of which has now sadly moved on from P.ie):
...perhaps it would be interesting to have a similar discussion, this time on expressions which are unique to Ireland, or certain parts of it. Hiberno-English, or Irish English, includes a number of peculiarities which many other English-speakers find incomprehensible or old-fashioned, many of them rooted in the Irish language or in Old English.
- Using "ye" as a pluralisation of you.
- Using the word "footpath" to mean "pavement" in British English or "sidewalk" in American English
- "Acting the maggot", or being immature.
- Spelling whiskey with an e, which is spelt without one in other dialects of English
- Pronouncing "r" as "orr", which is pronounced "arr" in other countries
- "Lashing rain"
- "Hot press"
- "Get up the yard!"
Listed above are some examples. Feel free to add your own.
PS If the mods intend to move this to the "chat" forum, feel free to do so, although a number of similar threads (including the one linked above) were kept on the main board.