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Make this St. Patrick's Day one to remember by learning these four phrases in the Irish language. They're sure to bring you good luck on St.

Irish Toasts & Quotes

Here are over 300 Irish toasts, quotes, blessings, proverbs, and assorted other quotations about Ireland and the Irish people. For more history, see Irish History.

Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.

Irish proverb

Youth sheds many a skin. The steed does not retain its speed forever.

Irish proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Irish proverb

May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you St. Patrick's Day.

Irish toast

Beannachtam na Femle Padraig ("Happy St. Patrick's Day!")

Irish toast

May I see you grey
And combing your grandchildren's hair.

Irish toast

May there be a generation of children
On the children of your children.

Irish toast

To all the days here and after
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.

Irish toast

May you never be without a drop at Christmas.

Irish toast

May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you, and may the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us in the New Year.

Irish toast

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

Irish toast

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!

Irish toast

Best while you have it use your breath
There is no drinking after death.

Irish toast

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

Irish toast

Go n-eiri an t-adh leat. ("Good luck.")

Irish toast

Here's to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.

Irish toast

I wish you health, I wish you well, and happiness galore.
I wish you luck for you and friends; what could I wish you more?
May your joys be as deep as the oceans, your troubles as light as its foam.
And may you find, sweet peace of mind, where ever you may roam.

Irish toast

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus, too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.

Irish toast

May friendship, like wine, improve as time advances.
And may we always have old wine, old friends, and young cares.

Irish toast

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life,
but never catch up.

Irish toast

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

Irish toast

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet along the road.

Irish toast

May the Devil cut the toes off our foes, that we may know them by their limping.

Irish toast

May the Devil say a prayer for you.

Irish toast

May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.

Irish toast

May the face of every good news
And the back of every bad news
Be toward us.

Irish toast

May the Good Lord take a liking to you,
... but not too soon!

Irish toast

May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.

Irish toast

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 toast

May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life
Hold no dregs of sorrow.

Irish toast

May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.

Irish toast

May the most you wish for
Be the least you get.

Irish toast

May the rocks in your field turn to gold.

Irish toast

May the ships at sea never be bottoms up.

Irish toast

May the strength of three be in your journey.

Irish toast

May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields.

Irish toast

May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, "this drink's on me."

Irish toast

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Irish toast

May there be a fox on your fishing hook
And a hare on your bait
And may you kill no fish
Until St. Brigid's Day.

Irish toast

May you always have a cool head and a warm heart.

Irish toast

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
And quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

Irish toast

May you die in bed at 95 years,
Shot by a jealous wife!

Irish toast

May you get all your wishes but one
so you always have something to strive for!

Irish toast

May you have food and raiment,
A soft pillow for your head,
May you be forty years in heaven
Before the devil knows you're dead.

Irish toast

May you have the health of a salmon -- a strong heart and a wet mouth.

Irish toast

May you live long,
Die happy,
And rate a mansion in heaven.

Irish toast

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

Irish toast

May you look back fifty years from now
and agree that today was the worst
day of your married life.

Irish toast

May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

Irish toast

May your bank account always be bigger than your troubles.

Irish toast

May your blessings outnumber
the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
wherever you go.

Irish toast

May your health be like the capital of Ireland --
Always Dublin!

Irish toast

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.

Irish toast

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

Irish toast

May your laugh, your love and your wine be plenty,
thus your happiness will be nothing less.

Irish toast

May your neighbors respect you,
trouble neglect you,
angels protect you,
and heaven accept you!

Irish toast

May your right hand always
Be stretched out in friendship
And never in want.

Irish toast

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 toast

May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

Irish toast

Merry met, and merry part,
I drink to thee with all my heart.

Irish toast

No wasps near your honey, but bees in your hive.

Irish toast

The health of all Ireland
and of County Mayo,
And when that much is dead,
may we still be on the go.

From the County of Meath,
the health of the hag.
Not of her but her drink
is the reason we brag.

Your health one and all,
from one wall to the other,
And you outside there--
speak up, brother!

Irish toast

A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

Irish toast

Bless your little Irish heart -- and every other Irish part.

Irish toast

Fad saol agat. ("Long life to you.")

Irish toast

Four blessings upon you...
Older whiskey
Younger women
Faster horses
More money

Irish toast

Here's a toast to your enemies' enemies!

Irish toast

Here's that we may always have
A clean shirt
A clean conscience
And a punt in our pocket.

Irish toast

Here's to a fellow who smiles
When life runs along like a song.
And here's to the lad who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong.

Irish toast

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!

Irish toast

Here's to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend.
The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful.

Irish toast

Here's to all of the women who have used me and abused me...
And may they continue to do so!

Irish toast

Here's to beefsteak when you're hungry,
Whiskey when you're dry,
All the women you'll ever want,
And heaven when you die.

Irish toast




Irish blessings and wishes for St Patrick's Day, birthday & name day. Plus some lucky Irish travel quotes. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you .

Top 50 Irish proverbs and sayings you should know for St. Patrick’s Day

irish wishes for good luck

Top 50: Irish Sayings & Proverbs

50 Irish Sayings That Will Make St. Patrick's Day Even Better

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There's one thing that all Irishmen have in common. No, we're not talking about a love of Guinness. We're talking about the gift of gab. From heralded scribes such as Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift to that guy at the end of the bar, the sons and daughters of Erin are often blessed with an ability to spin yarns and spout witticisms. And that's great if you're Irish, but what if you have the misfortune of being born hundreds of miles away from the Emerald Isle?

You could always make a pilgrimage to Ireland's Blarney Castle where, legend has it, anyone who kisses the structure's mythical Blarney Stone will gain the gift of eloquence. Then again, you could save yourself the trip (and a whole lot of potential bacteria) simply by reading this list of the top 50 Irish sayings and proverbs. These colorful expressions are short and sweet and — unlike the Blarney Stone — they don't smell like Chapstick and beer.

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1. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

2. If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.

3. 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 pint and another one!

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

5. May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

6. A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.

7. "All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." —  Sean O'Casey

8. You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.

9. It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose.

10. It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money!

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11. May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

12. May neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.

13. It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.

14. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." — Oscar Wilde

15. Here's to me, and here's to you. And here's to love and laughter. I'll be true as long as you. And not one moment after.

16. May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.

17. "There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary." — Brendan Behan

18. May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.

19. Here's to women's kisses, and to whiskey, amber clear. Not as sweet as a woman's kiss, but a darn sight more sincere!

20. There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.

21. Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.

22. 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 the year long.

23. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.

24. May the roof above you never fall in, and those gathered beneath it never fall out.

25. If it's drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.

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Irish Blessings

irish wishes for good luck

May the luck of the Irish be always with you! Irish wishes for St Patrick’s Day. Looking for birthday wishes for your friends and loved ones? Irish blessings, prayers and whishes are always a great choice!

Irish blessings

Old Irish blessings

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

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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!

Irish blessings

May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam 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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May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

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Irish wishes

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.

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May those who love us, love us;
and those who don’t love us,
may God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles
so we’ll know them by their limping.

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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.

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

May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

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Wishing you always…
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire

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May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through the door.

The Luck of the Irish

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

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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.

Irish wishes for St Patrick’s Day

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 Marriage Blessing

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.

Irish Prayers

Bless those minding cattle,
And those minding sheep,
And those fishing the sea
While the rest of us sleep.

 

May luck of the Irish be always with you! 🍀

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Happy Irish Blessings & Sayings

An Old Short Irish Blessing

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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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.

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