Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: James Maguire (Dylan Llewelyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Derry Girls

Channel 4 sitcom set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Saoirse Jackson, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland and others.

Another series is in development.

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Da Gerry (Tommy Tiernan), Ma Mary (Tara Lynne O'Neill), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Aunt Sarah (Kathy Kiera Clarke), Granda Joe (Ian McElhinney). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Northern Ireland - Language Glossary

"If you wanna be in their gang then you best stall the ball and take head of the below..."

Bars: Gossip / scandal

Boke: Vomit

Brit: A member of the British armed forces

Broke: Embarrassed

Broke to the bone: Hugely embarrassed

Buncrana: A popular holiday destination

Buzzing: Very happy

Catch yourself on: "Don't be so ridiculous"

Cack attack: A state of extreme nervousness "I'm having a complete Cack attack"

Chicken ball special: A local delicacy

Class: Brilliant

Craic: Fun, but also news e.g. "Tell us your craic?"

Cracker: Beyond brilliant

Critter: Someone who evokes sympathy e.g. "You poor Critter"

Dose: An unbearable human being

Dicko: A general insult

Eejit: Idiot

Hi: A sound placed at the end of almost any sentence for no particularly reason e.g. "No problem hi"

Gone: Please

Head melter: Someone who causes you mental distress

Lurred: Absolutely delighted

Mind: "Do you remember?"

Mouth: Someone prone to exaggeration

Mucker: Friend

No Bother: "That's no trouble whatsoever"

Raging: Annoyed/angry

Ride (n): A very attractive person

Ride (v): To have sex

Ripping: Extremely annoyed / angry

Saunter: "Be on your way"

Shite the tights: Someone of a nervous disposition

Slabber: A show off

So it is/so I am: A phrase used for emphasis e.g. "I'm delighted, so I am"

Start: To provoke e.g. "Don't start me"

Stall the ball: "Stop what you're doing immediately"

Tayto cheese and onion sandwich: A local delicacy

Wain: A child or young person

Watch yourself: Take care

Wile: Very or Terrible

Wise up: "Don't be so stupid and/or immature"

Yes: Hello

Spotify Playlist

Channel 4 has created a playlist on Spotify to accompany Derry Girls. They say: "Find yourself lingering back to The Cranberries or going 'deep' into the nostalgic depths for East 17?! Our sentimental 90's soundtrack will keep you 'young at heart'."

Listen on Spotify

Published: Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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