There's a sense of lightness in the air. We are moving towards a safer, freer, more hopeful time. We've picked 5 of our favourite words as Gaeilge to describe those feelings.

1. Sona sásta

Happy out

Mar shampla, tá sí sona sásta san áit ina bhfuil sí- she's happy out where she is.

2. Suáilceach


Mar shampla, tá saol suáilceach acu, they live a happy life.

3. Tá sí chomh sásta le píobaire

Literally translates as she is 'as happy as a piper', but means she is as happy as can be.

4. Sáimhín só

One of those glorious alliterative phrases which means a sense of ease.

5. Aoibhneas


Mar shampla, bhí aoibhneas san aer, it was a blissful atmosphere.