What does the slogan lamh dearg abu mean ìn the red hand commandos organìsation

The literal translation of the slogan "Lamh Dearg Abu" is "The Red Hand Forever".

Literally Abú means forever and it is an Irish word (Gaeilge). However Abú is regularly used as a way of showing support. It is particularly used within the GAA (Gaelic games) to show support for your county team. Generally, Abú has not been widely used at international level to show support for Irish teams representing their country.

Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland (Éire). There are also Irish speakers in the UK (Ríocht Aontaithe), the USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá), Canada (Ceanada) and Australia (an Astráil).

According to the 2016 census, 1.76 million people in Ireland claim to speak Irish; 73,803 speak it daily; 111,473 speak it weekly; 586,535 speak less frequently, and the rest rarely speak it. The main concentrations of Irish speakers are in the Gaeltachtaí, which are scattered mainly along the west coast of Ireland and have a total population of 96,090. On average 66% of Gaeltacht residents can spean Irish.

To learn more facts about Irish (Gaeilge), see Omniglot.

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