Irish Sayings, Quotes, Blessings, Toasts

Irish Sayings, Quotes, Blessings, Toasts

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Irish Quotes

irish_toast_walls_windMay the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside,
Light on the inside.
With God’s sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth,
Like a turf fire that welcomes friends and strangers alike.

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 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!


claddagh_symbolism_ring1May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.

irish_blessing_dreamsMay the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.

May God give you…
For every storm a rainbow,
for every tear a smile,
for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.

May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
In the sunlight of love.
May you have enough
happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrows to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
And one thing more: enough  determination to make each day a more wonderful day than the day before.


IRISH HOUSE BLESSINGS

 irish_toast_sunbeam_sunsetGod Bless the Corners of this House
and be the Lintel Blessed
And Bless the Hearth
And Bless the Board
And Bless Each Place of Rest
Bless Each Door That Opens Wide To Strangers and to Kin
And Bless Each Crystal Windowpane
that lets the Sunshine In
And Bless the Rooftree Overhead
And Every Sturdy Wall
The Peace of Man
The Peace of God
The Peace of Love to All

Bless this house, O Lord, we pray.
Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.
Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all.
Bless the doors that they may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.
Bless the people here within…
Keep them pure and free from sin.
Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.

irish_christmas_meme3Bless you and yours as well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched.
And those inside be well matched.

Bless this house and those within
Bless our giving and receiving
Bless our words and conversation
Bless our hands and recreation

Bless our sowing and our growing
Bless our coming and our going
Bless all who enter and depart
Bless this house, your peace impart

“Bless the four corners of this house
and be the lintel blest,
and bless the hearth,
and bless the board,
and bless each place of rest….”

irish_blessing_rainbow1May flowers always line your path in sunshine like 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.

IRISH TOASTS

Health and long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
a child every year to you.
If you can’t go to heaven.
May you die in Ireland

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

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

Irish Christmas Quotes or Wishes

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Irish Christmas Wishes or Quotes

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Whenever there is happiness,
Hope you’ll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles,
Hope they smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine I hope it shines on you,
Especially for you to make each day for you as bright as it can be.
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IRISH BLESSINGS FOR NEWBORNS

May all the blessing of our Lord touch your life today.
May He send His little angels to protect you on your way.
Such a wee little fit, sent from above.
Someone so precious to cherish and love.
May sunshine and moonbeams dance over you head
As you quietly slumber in your bed.
May good luck be with you wherever you go.
And your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

irish_christmas2May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings
beside your nursery door.
And for the proud parents:
May God grant you a wee bit of Heaven.

A newborn babe
brings light to the house
warmth to the hearth
and joy to the soul
for wealth is family,
family is wealth.

Sleep, my babe, lie still and slumber,
All through the night
Guardian angels God will lend thee,
All through the night
Soft and drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping,
Mother dear her watch is keeping,
All through the night
God is here, you’ll not be lonely,
All through the night
‘Tis not I who guards thee only,All through the night
Night’s dark shades will soon be over,
Still my watchful care shall hover,
God with me His watch is keeping,
All through the night.

IRISH BLESSINGS FOR A CHRISTENING

Dearest Father in Heaven,
Bless this child and bless this day
Of new beginnings.
Smile upon this child
And surround this child, Lord,
With the soft mantle of your love.
Teach this child to follow in your footsteps,
And to live life in the ways of
Love, faith, hope and charity.

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 Keep calm and love the Irish

ABOUT IRELAND 

Sure a little bit of Heaven fell from out the sky one day
and it nestled in the ocean in a place so far away
and when the angels found it sure it looked so sweet
and fair they said suppose we leave it for it looks so peaceful there.

When God Created the Irish…He didn’t do another thing but sit down and smile

Ireland…where the wind has a sound like a sweet sound,
and anyone can hum it, and the heather grows on the hills,
and shamrocks not far from it.

Ireland, it’s the one place on earth
That heaven has kissed
With melody, mirth,
And meadow and mist.

We are the sons and daughters of Ireland, proud heirs of an ancient legacy. We’ve settled every corner of the globe, driven from our homeland by famine and oppression, or simply by the restless spirit that’s our birthright. Wherever we go, we bring with us a love of freedom, a melancholy humor, a biting wit, and a golden tongue. But regardless of where destiny may take us, we’re linked to the land of our ancestors by an ethereal thread that binds the hearts and reminds us always that we are a unique people. We are the Irish.

IRISH CELTIC PRAYERS

I lay my head to rest and in doing so I lay at your feet
the faces I have seen, the voices I have heard
the words I have spoken, the hands I have shaken
the service I have given, the joys I have shared
the sorrows revealed, I lay them at your feet
and in doing so, lay my head to rest.

Through the dark hours of this night
protect and surround us
Father, Son and Spirit, Three
Forgive the ill that we have done
Forgive the pride that we have shown
Forgive the words that have caused harm
that we might sleep peaceably
and rise refreshed to do your will.

This night and every night grant to me light
This night and every night grant to me peace
This night and every night grant to me rest
This night and every night grant to me grace
This night and every night grant to me joy.

Irish Proverbs

There are two telling’s to every story.

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.

Three things are of Satan
An evil eye;  An evil tongue;  An evil mind.
Three things are of God
The merciful word,  The singing word,  And the good word.

IRISH BLESSINGS

Whenever there is happiness
Hope you’ll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they’ll smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine,
Hope it shine especially for you to make each day
for you as bright as it can be.

IRISH QUOTES

Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

Faith to uphold you,
love to enfold you,
Smiles on yours faces,
goodness and graces,
for all those blessings we pray.

IRISH BLESSINGS

May there be lucky stars above you
Sunshine on your way
Many friends to love you
Joy in work and play.

May you have laughter to outweigh each care
In your heart a song
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life.

Whenever there is happiness
Hope you “ll be there too
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they smile on you
Whenever there is sunshine
Hope it shines especially for you
To make each day for you as bright as it can be.

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IRISH HUMOR 

The Leprechauns made me do it.

I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!

All Mothers have Intuition, Irish Mothers have radar.


Drink is the curse of the land.
It makes you fight with your neighbour.
It makes you shoot at your landlord– and it makes you miss him.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who He gives it to!

There are only three kinds of Irish men who can’t understand women— young men, old men, and men of middle age.

An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy.

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

 

 

Irish Toasts

May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade.

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.

May the sunbeam from the sunset warm your soul,
until the sunbeams from the sunrise gladden you heart in the morn. (Callahan)

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Irish Sayings

May the God of peace
Bring peace to this house
May the Son of peace
Bring peace to this house
May the Spirit of peace
Bring peace to this house
This night and all nights.

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

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

May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
In the sunlight of love.
May you have enough
happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrows to keep you human.

Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
And one thing more: enough
determination to make each day a more wonderful day
than the day before.

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An Irish Christmas Prayer
The light of the Christmas star to you
The warmth of the home and hearth to you
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you
The love of the Son and God’s peace to you.

 

 

 

An Old Irish Curse
May those that love us love us; and those that don’t love us, may God turn their hearts; if he can’t turn their hearts, may turn their ankles, so we’ll know them by their limping.

IRISH BLESSINGS

A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a shout come from without,
and see them all unite.

A wish for a friend: 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!

Always remember to forget the things that make you sad
But never forget to remember the things that make you glad.

Dear Lord,
Give me a few friends
who will love me for what I am,
and keep ever burning
before my vagrant steps
the kindly light of hope…
And though I come not within sight
of the castle of my dreams,
teach me to be thankful for life,
and for time’s olden memories
that are good and sweet.
And may the evening’s twilight
find me gentle still.

Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you.
Deep peace of the son of Peace to you.

Each petal on the Shamrock brings an Irish wish your way. Good Health, Good Luck and Happiness each and every day.

Faith to uphold you,
love to enfold you,
Smiles on yours faces,
goodness and graces,
for all those blessings we pray.

Health and long life to you.
Land without rent to you. a child every year to you.
If you can’t go to heaven.
May you die in Ireland

I am not stubborn! Said every Irish women ever.

If you have family that loves you,
A few good friends,
Food on your table and a roof over your head.
You are richer than you think.

Ireland…where the wind has a sound like a sweet sound,
and anyone can hum it, and the heather grows on the hills,
and shamrocks not far from it.

Irish Friendship Toast
May the land of a friend always be near you,
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May God give you…
For every storm a rainbow,
for every tear a smile,
for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.

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.

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

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.

May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!

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

May strong arms hold you,
caring hearts tend you,
and may love await you at every step

May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside,
Light on the inside.
With God’s sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth,
Like a turf fire that welcomes friends and strangers alike.

May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.

May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.

May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.

May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes,
Like a candle in the window,
Welcoming the weary traveler.

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

May the peace of God reign in this place
and the love of God forever hold you tight
May the Spirit of God flow through your life
and the joy of God uphold you day and night

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 the sunbeam from the sunset warm your soul,
until the sunbeams from the sunrise gladden you heart in the morn. (Callahan)

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.

May there be lucky stars above you
Sunshine on your way
Many friends to love you
Joy in work and play

May you always have
A sunbeam to warm you
Good luck to charm you
And a sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you
Laughter to cheer you
Faithful friends near you
And whenever you pray
Heaven to hear 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 enjoy the four greatest blessings:
Honest work to occupy you.
A hearty appetite to sustain you.
A good woman to love you.
And a wink from the God above.

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

May you have laughter to outweigh each care
In your heart a song
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life through.

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 have no frost on your Spuds,
No worms on your cabbage.
May your goat give plenty of milk.
If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.

May you have no frost on your Spuds,
No worms on your cabbage.
May your goat give plenty of milk.
If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.

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’re going too far
May you walk in sunshine,
May you never want for more,
May Irish angels rest there wings
Right beside your door.

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.

May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.

May you live to be a hundred years, With one extra year to repent!
May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.

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.

May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God’s blessings descend upon you. May peace be with you, may your heart be strong. May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.

May your heart be warm and happy,
with a lilt of Irish laughter,
Every day in every way,
forever and ever after.

May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade.

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

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.”May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you…

My day may be hectic. My schedule may be tight. But I would never let the day end without saying good night. Sweet dreams..

No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his daughter’s arm around his neck.

St. Brigid’s Blessing: May Brigid bless the house where in you dwell.
Bless every fireside every wall and door.
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy.
Bless every foot that walks its portals through.
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.”

Sure a little bit of Heaven fell from out the sky one day and it nestled in the ocean in a place so far away and when the angels found it sure it looked so sweet and fair they said suppose we leave it for it looks so peaceful there.
The Irish heart is warm and wide a place where love and peace abide. – Claddagh

There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

There are two tellings to every story.

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.

This night and every night grant to me light
This night and every night grant to me peace
This night and every night grant to me rest
This night and every night grant to me grace
This night and every night grant to me joy.

Through the dark hours of this night
protect and surround us
Father, Son and Spirit, Three
Forgive the ill that we have done
Forgive the pride that we have shown
Forgive the words that have caused harm
that we might sleep peaceably
and rise refreshed to do your will
Through the dark hours of this night
protect and surround us
Father, Son and Spirit, Three

When God Created the Irish…He didn’t do another thing but sit down and smile.

Whenever there is happiness
Hope you “ll be there too
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they smile on you
Whenever there is sunshine
Hope it shines especially for you
To make each day for you as bright as it can be

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

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

Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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