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WATCH: 'Dublin Murders' stars give a lesson in Irish slang

By James Fenton

November 5, 2019 at 10:04am


Over the coming days, Dublin Murders will wrap up after a four-week run that has captivated and confused TV audiences in equal measure. BBC viewers will find out what the hell is going on with Rob/Adam later tonight while those watching on RTÉ  will have to wait until tomorrow to figure out just what happened during that fateful summer of 1985.

In the meantime, Auntie Beeb has shared a video to help UK folks who might be struggling with Irish colloquialisms used in the show. The clip features Dublin Murders cast members Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Detective Frank Mackey and no, we can't call him 'Nidge' forever) and Sarah Greene (Detective Cassie Maddox) explaining various different examples of Irish slang.

The difference between a culchie and a jackeen is clearly defined and the next time someone in England says 'this gas fella told me a deadly joke in the jacks', it shouldn't lead to any confusion.

You can watch Tom and Sarah get to grips with Irish slang terms below...

That should clear a few things up. Dublin Murders began airing last month, with the first episode drawing in over six million viewers for the BBC. Tonight, the various different storylines will be wrapped up in what's sure to be a dramatic finale and if you're lagging way behind you can catch up on RTÉ Player now.

Just try not to overdo it with the chocolate biscuits. If you know, you know.

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