These are the most common, traditional and popular Irish Blessings. Sayings and Expressions:
you're enough lucky to be Irish...
the Lord keep you in his hand
And never close His fist too tight.
you be in heaven a half hour
before the devil knows your dead.
not resent growing old.
For many are denied the privilege.
you and yours
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched
And those inside be well matched.
complained I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
your heart be warm and happy,
With the lilt of Irish laughter,
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
God is good, but never dance in a small boat.
on your knees
and thank the Lord
you're on your feet.
the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
the saddest day of your future
Be no worst than the happiest day of your past.
be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
you live to be a hundred years,
With one extra year to repent!
the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.
the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
are only three kinds of Irish men who can't understand women- young
men, old men, and men of middle age.
you lie down with dogs, you'll rise up with fleas.
Turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend.
The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful.
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.
you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!
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.
as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.
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.
are like bagpipes: no sound comes from them until they're full.
frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left?
family of Irish birth will argue and fight,
bless with the tip of your tongue if there's bile at the butt.
is no fireside like your own fireside.
friend's eye is a good mirror.
man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
Irishman is never drunk
as long as he can hold on to
one blade of grass and not
fall off the face of the earth.
trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
world would not make a racehorse of a donkey.
got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
little Irish heart -- and every other Irish part.
|May you taste
the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.
|May you have
the health of a salmon -- a strong heart and a wet mouth.
|May you never
make an enemy
When you could make a friend -
Unless you meet a fox among your chickens.
|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!
our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!
grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
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!
|May the roof
above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out.
|May I see you
grey and combing your grandchildren's hair.
and to whiskey, amber clear;
Not as sweet as a woman's kiss,
but a darn sight more sincere!
|May the face
of every good news and the back of every bad news be towards us.
saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
pockets be heavy-
Your heart be light,
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.
your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.
|May the rocks
in your field turn to gold.
|May you have
the hindsight to know where you've been,
the foresight to know where you're going,
and the insight to know when you've gone too far.
|May God grant
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
|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."
blessings of each day
Be the blessings you need most.
hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
|May you never
All crowdin' and shovin'
But always good fortune
All smilin' and lovin'
that love us, love us.
And, those that 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.
|If God sends
you down a stony path,
May He give you strong shoes.
|May the light
of heaven shine on your grave.
|May you die
in bed at 95 years,
Shot by a jealous wife!
you leave without returning
you fall without rising
has a tongue that would clip a hedge.
steal the sugar out of your punch.
man would talk the teeth out of a saw.
man went to a wedding, he's stay for the christening.
|He is always in the field when luck is on the road.
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O' Blarney Irish
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