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Every Irish proverb or saying you could possibly need to know. Enjoy. 1. If you're enough lucky to be Irish You're lucky enough! 2. Here's A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures. 21. Here's to eyes in your.

In these uncertain times we can all use a bit of luck, and there might be no better luck than that of the Irish. That being said, the luck of the Irish may be more of a myth than a scientific fact considering all of Ireland’s colorful history but it is still a widely used saying and we will believe it anyway.

The origins of the ‘luck of the Irish’ saying can be traced back to the late 1800’s in America during the gold and silver rush at the time. Irish and Irish Americans were some of the most successful miners to prosper.

With all this fortune floating around, we at IrishCentral have put together a list of the best Irish sayings about luck that might just give you that fortunate edge you’ve been looking for.

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Everyone could do with a bit of Irish luck now and again

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you!”

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You don't need to be a leprechaun to be lucky

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish... You’re lucky enough!”

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St Patrick's Day celebrations have everyone smiling

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.”

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Friends sharing good times and great memories

“A sunbeam to warm you, good luck to charm you. A Sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you, and whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.”

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A four leaf clover is said to bring the holder luck

“A good friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have”

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Leprechauns have become a standard feature of many Irish celebrations

“Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes. That's the Irish for you!”

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Hopefully a bit of Irish luck can bring you some fortune

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each day and night.”

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One of Ireland's most congested highways at Slea Head

“May the luck of the Irish lead to the happiest heights and the highway you travel be lined with green lights.”

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Clover is one of Ireland's most recognizable symbols

“Each petal on the Shamrock brings an Irish wish your way. Good Health, good luck and happiness each and every day.”

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A fiery redhead is not someone you would want to mess with

“You may be lucky enough to catch me, but you’ll never tame me. Said every Irish girl ever.”

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The best of luck to you

Or maybe the Irish writer Jonathan Swift said it best, "I don't really like the term 'luck of the Irish' because the luck of the Irish is, historically speaking, [email protected]#king terrible."

What’s the luckiest thing to happen to you? Let us know.

Everyone could do with a bit of Irish luckiStock

May all life's passing seasons. Bring the best to you and yours! Irish Blessing Prayer May you always have. A sunbeam to warm you, Good luck to charm you.

Irish blessings and wishes for St Patrick’s Day

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41 Irish Blessing Quotes

Irish Blessing Quotes are words that wish happiness and success in life. This collection of Irish blessing quotes are great to share with others on St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year.

The Irish have a way with words, they can cut to the truth but also say it in a way that may make you smile.

Many of these blessings are used in wedding and birthday cards as they send good wishes and hopes of a good life.

And the quotes are ones that share the experiences of people!


    Irish Blessings To Share


  1. "Wherever you go and whatever you do,
    May the luck of the Irish be there with you."
    Irish Blessing



  2. "May luck be our companion,
    May friends stand by our side,
    May history remind us all
    Of Ireland's faith and pride."
    Irish Blessing



  3. "Here's wishing you the top o' life without a single tumble.
    Here's wishing you the smiles o' life and not a single grumble.
    Here's wishing you the best o' life and not a claw about it.
    Here's wishing you the joy in life and not a day without it."
    Irish Blessing




  4. As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction!
    Irish Blessing



  5. "May you always walk in sunshine.
    May you never want for more.
    May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door."
    Irish Blessing



  6. A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.
    Irish Blessing




  7. May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
    Irish Blessing



  8. "May the leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way."
    Irish Blessing



  9. May your hearth be warm
    Your holidays grand
    And your heart held gently
    In the good Lord's hand.
    Irish Blessing



  10. "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go."
    Irish Blessing



  11. "May the Irish hills caress you.
    May her lakes and rivers bless you.
    May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
    May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you."
    Irish Blessing




  12. "May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
    May your heart be as light as a song.
    May each day bring you bright happy hours,
    That stay with you all year long."
    Irish Blessing



  13. "May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door. "
    Irish Blessing



  14. "For each petal on the shamrock
    This brings a wish your way,
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day."
    Irish Blessing



  15. "May your day be filled with blessings
    Like the sun that lights the sky,
    And may you always have the courage
    To spread your wings and fly!"
    Irish Blessing



  16. May the moon guide all your footsteps as bright as the sun shines through the day.
    Irish Blessing




  17. May the love that you show be given back to you.
    Irish Blessing



  18. "May your troubles be less
    And your blessings be more.
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door."
    Irish Blessing



  19. "May the sun shine all day long,
    Everything go right and nothing go wrong.
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true!"
    Irish Blessing



  20. May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends by yours, wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
    May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
    Irish Blessing




  21. "May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live."
    Irish Blessing



  22. "May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for!"
    Irish Blessing



  23. "May the road rise to meet you,
    may the wind be always at your back,
    may the sun shine warm upon your face,
    the rains fall soft upon your fields
    and, until we meet again
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand."
    Irish Blessing



  24. Irish Quotes and Sayings


  25. A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
    Irish Quote Author Unknown



  26. May you have peace and plenty for many a Christmas to come. Shawn O'Flarren



  27. Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
    Colin Farrell, Irish Actor
    A quote that applies to all of us - our roots, our birthplace will always be a part of us.



  28. "You Are My Pot of Gold!"
    Irish Quote Author Unknown



  29. Sometimes one day changes everything; sometimes years change nothing.
    Irish Saying



  30. "When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it.
    Every beginning is weak. "
    Irish Quote Author Unknown



  31. Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world.
    Pierce Brosnan (Irish Actor, famous for his roles in James Bond)
    Brosnan's quote is one we all need to listen to - each one of us can make a difference!



  32. "St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."
    An Irish Cook




  33. "Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it."
    Irish Quote



  34. I've had an unbelievable life. I've been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I'm from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, "That's real work."
    Liam Neeson, Irish Action
    This quote could be one that says count your blessings!



  35. Do what is beyond your strength even should you fail sometimes.
    Charles Stewart Parnell (Irish Politician)
    This quote inspires us to go beyond



  36. I will go on quietly and slowly, but I will go on firmly, and with a certainty of success.
    Daniel O'Connell
    A quote to encourage by Daniel O'Connell (a political Irish leader in the 1800's)



  37. Life is too short to read a bad book.
    James Joyce
    Love this quote by James Joyce who was a Irish writer!



  38. "Oh, Paddy, dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round?
    The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground!
    No more St. Patrick's Day we'll keep, his colour can't be seen,
    For there's a cruel law agin' the Wearin' o' the green"
    Irish Quote Author Unknown



  39. "Tis better by far at the rainbows end to find not a pot of gold but the heart of a friend."
    Irish Quote Author Unknown



  40. "There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."
    John Millington Synge



  41. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
    Oscar Wilde
    This quote from Oscar Wilde (who was an Irish poet) is a good one to remember as you start your day!



  42. Selling out is doing something you don't really want to do for money. That's what selling out is.
    Bono
    This quote from the singer/songwriter Bono (who real name is Paul David Hewson) is one that reminds us not to sell out by doing something we don't want to do!


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May love and laughter light your days,
And warm your heart and home,
May good and faithful friends be yours,
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world,
With joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours.

May your days be many
And your troubles be few.
May all God’s blessings
Descend upon you.
May peace be within you
May your heart be strong.
May you find what you’re seeking
Wherever you roam.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true.

May your worries be slight
And your Troubles few,
May you always choose right
In whatever you do.
- Carole Claire Shannon

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too
And a host of friends that
Never ends
Each day your whole life through!

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

May the luck of Irish
Lead to happiest heights
and the highway you travel be
lined with green lights!

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,
and guide you in whatever you do--
and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that you love.

May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

May you be in
Heaven a half hour before the
Devil knows you're dead!

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How in the hell can he drink when he's dead?

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.

May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent.

May those who love us, love us
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland's faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
That's the Irish for you!

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
'Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland,
And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o' sun
A bit o' cheer
And a guardian angel always near.

Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night,

O Ireland isn't it grand you look
like a bride in her rich adornin?
And with all the pent up love of my heart
I bid you the top o' the mornin!

May the lilt of lush laughter lighten ever road,
May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures
that fortune ever bestowed,
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed.

Go mbeannai Dia duit
(May God Bless You)

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
God is good, but never dance in a small boat.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

If you're enough lucky to be Irish...
You're lucky enough!My wild Irish rose
The sweetest flower that grows
You may search everywhere
But none can compare to my wild Irish rose
My wild Irish rose
The sweetest flower that grows
Someday for my sake she may let me take
A bloom from my wild Irish rose

'Tis better to buy a small bouquet
And give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red
To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way-
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.



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Gaelic and Irish Blessings

There are Gaelic and old Irish blessings for every occasion whether a funeral, wedding or birthday. I have put together a list of general, traditional and short blessings just for every day use.

While many of these old blessings petition or request the help or intervention of God in some way, it does not always mean that the person saying them regards him or herself as being very religious. These blessings, whether in Gaelic or English, were the way Irish people had of expressing hope, desire for a better future and solidarity with their family, friends and neighbours.

A word of warning, I include an approximate pronunciation of some Gaelic blessings. Just remember that 'ch' in Gaelic is like the 'ch' in 'loch', not as in chalk. If you can't manage that, pronounce as a 'k' to be understood.

"May the road rise to meet you"." Go n-éirí an bóthar leat -photo courtesy of gmc

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General Blessings


Long-life and fair health to you.

Saol fada agus breac-shláinte chugat.
(A Gaelic blessing pronounced Say-ol faw-dah og-uss brack- hlawn-cheh ch(k)oo-at)
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Good health to you.

Sláinte chugat.
(pronounced Slawn-cheh ch(k)oo-at)
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Go raibh míle maith agat! 
(This simple Irish blessing is used in its original Gaelic often in Ireland -one of the few expressions that almost everybody knows. It means 'Many thanks' (literally 'That you may have a thousand good things') and is pronounced  Guh rev mee-lah maw og-ut)
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My seven blessings on you!

Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort! 
(pronounced Muh hyawch(k)t mann-ach(k)t urt)
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Good on you

Maith thú
(This very common and short Irish blessing is easy to use and pronounced Maw hoo)
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Good luck to you

Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat.
(Pronounced Guh nye-ree on taw laht.)
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May you escape the gallows, avoid distress, and be as healthy as a trout.
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Peace on your hand and health to all who shake it.
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God between us and all harm.

(When you hear some bad news or about someone's bad luck)
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Sleep well

Codladh sámh
(pronounced Cuh-lah sawve)
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May God never weaken you

Nár laga Dia thú
(Another common and short Gaelic blessing pronounced Nawr lag-ah Dee-ah hoo)
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May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live. 
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With the help of God, you'll pull through.
(Said to someone who is ill or out of sorts)
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May the Lord keep you in his hand but never close his fist tight on you.
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photo courtesy of gmc

Here's to the grey goose
With the golden wing;
A free country
And a Fenian King
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The Grace/Prosperity of God on you

Rath Dé ort
(Another common and short Irish blessing pronounced Rah Day urt.
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Dia leat!

(This blessing is said when someone sneezes. It is pronounced Dee-ah laht.) 
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God bless all here.

(A traditional Irish blessing said on entering someone's house)
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The blessing of God on you.

Bail ó Dhia ort
(pronounced Bal oh Yee-ah urt)
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May you have the health to wear it.

(This short Irish blessing is said to someone when they buy or get a new item of clothing)
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May you have rye bread to do you good,
Wheaten bread to sweeten your blood,
Barley bread to do you no harm
And oatmeal bread to strengthen your arm.
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To the doctor may you never hand any money,
And sweet be your hand in a pot full of honey.
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God bless the corners of this house
And be the lintel blessed.
Bless the hearth, the table too
And bless each place of rest.
Bless each door that opens wide
To stranger, kith and kin;
Bless each shining window-pane
That lets the sunshine in.
Bless the roof-tree up above
Bless every solid wall.
The peace of Man, the peace of love,
The peace of God on all.

(I can still remember this traditional Irish house blessing hanging in our living room at home when we were young.)
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May you never bear the heavy load of an empty stomach

God bless the ground you walk upon - photo courtesy of gmc

May God bless the ground you walk upon
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More power to your elbow

(A short Irish saying often said as a 'Well done' , 'Nice job' or minor congratulations to someone)
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Arrah, may God give you sense

(Said in minor or feigned annoyance at someone who is being foolish or making unnecessary fuss over you)
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Irish Death and Funeral blessings

May his/her soul be on God's right hand

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
(
This gaelic blessing is pronounced Err yesh Day guh rev ah ann-am)
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The Light of the Son of God on her soul

Solas Mhic Dé ar a n-anam.
(Pronounced Suh-lass Vic Day err a nan-am.)

The Lord have mercy on his soul.
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May God grant you a generous share of eternity. 
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When you reach the inn of death, I hope it's closing time.
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May you see him/her in heaven.

(On the death of a loved one)
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May God level the road for his soul
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That you may never be left to die a sinner.

(That you have a chance to say your last confession before a priest)
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May there be rain at your funeral.
(Believe to be a good sign.)
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May you receive mercy and grace, death without sin and may the righteous gone before you receive their share of Eternal Glory
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Pages Related to Irish Blessings

We have created special Irish Birthday Toasts and Blessings and Irish Wedding Blessings page here.

And we have lots of other great Irish proverbs on our Famous Irish Sayings andGaelic Sayings pages which really must have a look at, plenty for any occasion.

There are love, marriage and wedding sayings on our Irish love Sayings page.

Visit our Irish Love Poems and Irish Wedding Poems pages for poetry, verse and songs of love, many translated from Gaelic


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For each petal on the shamrock. This brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness. For today and every day.

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