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English voice-over in Irish accent

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Irish accent voice-over recording services

As an established Voice-Over Agency and Subtitling Studios, Matinée has been providing Irish accent voice-over production services for over 25 years, from our base in Reading. We offer a selection of the very best Irish voice talent, at a price you can afford.

We can supply and record Irish accent voice-over artists, for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we'll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost.  Then we'll deliver the audio back to you within a very short time frame, via FTP, and in any file format you require.

Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in Irish accent. For the latest pricing, and to check the availability of our Irish accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email

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English read in Irish Accent for Northern Irish Electric

Northern Ireland Electricity networks is an electric service supplier in Northern Ireland. They created this animation to promote the service they provide in Northern Ireland.

Nicola-R has a warm friendly and approachable tone. She was selected as the voice-over for this animation.

Origins of English spoken in Irish accent

The English language arrived in Ireland at the time of the Norman Invasion in around the 12th century, but at that time it was only spoken by a minority of people living around the city of Dublin.

However, by the 16th century, England had conquered the Irish and colonised Ireland. This led to the majority of Irish people speaking English as a first or second language. Written English in Ireland is much the same as standard British English, but spoken dialects have some differences and regional dialects sound very different.

There are five main dialects of Irish-English and these are:

  • Ulster English – This is a dialect that is spoken in the province of Ulster. It has influences from Scotland because Scottish settlers came to Ulster in the 1600s.
  • West and South West Irish English – This is an accent with a high pitched sound and it can be heard by people living in the areas of Cork and Kerry.
  • Local Dublin English – This is an accent from Dublin. Vowel sounds in this accent are made into two syllables instead of one. It is said to be the working class accent of Irish- English.
  • Non Dublin English – This is said to be a more cultured accent and comes from Eastern Ireland. It was seen as the fashionable way to speak by young Dubliners and is said to be a less ‘irish’ way of speaking.
  • Supraregional Southern Irish English – This is an accent that is carried through Southern Ireland. Some of the pronunciation appears to have an American influence and it is an accent that has appeared fairly recently, since the 1980s

The English-Irish language has loan words from the Irish language (Gaelic) and there are influences in some words from Old and Middle English. To hear English spoken with an Irish accent listen to this You Tube Interview with Daniel O’Donnell, you’ll notice that the interviewer has also got an accent, he’s from New Zealand.