Irish Girl with Arms Extended Looking at Sunset while reciting a St. Patrick’s Day Blessing”

Some St. Patrick’s Day blessings to use all year round

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we have compiled some of our favorite St. Patty’s Day sayings, blessings, quotes, toasts and greetings. The origin of these inspiring and sometimes funny St. Patrick’s Day sayings spans from memorable Irish writers to traditional St. Patrick’s Day expressions.

So, here's to you, your friends and family, may the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

 

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.

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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 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.

"May you live all the days of your life."

"May you live all the days of your life."

May those who 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.

"May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you."

"May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you."

The reason the Irish are always fighting each other

Is they have no other worthy opponents.

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May you live as long as you want,

And never want as long as you live.

"May peace and plenty be the first  To lift the latch on your door"

"May peace and plenty be the first To lift the latch on your door"

May your glass be ever full.

May the roof over your head be always strong.

And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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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.

 

"May the strength of three be in your journey."

"May the strength of three be in your journey."

May the Good Lord take a liking to you,

... but not too soon!

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An old Irish recipe for longevity:

Leave the table hungry.

Leave the bed sleepy.

Leave the bar thirsty.

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Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember

 

"May the luck of the Irish be there with you."

"May the luck of the Irish be there with you."

 

As you slide down the banister of life,

May the splinters never point the wrong way.

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Always remember to forget

The troubles that passed away.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.

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If you're lucky enough to be Irish...

You're lucky enough!

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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.

"Now sweetly lies old Ireland  Emerald green beyond the foam."

"Now sweetly lies old Ireland Emerald green beyond the foam."

May the blessings of each day

Be the blessings you need most.

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Life is like a cup of tea,

it's all in how you make it!

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We cannot share this sorrow

If we haven't grieved a while.

Nor can we feel another's joy

Until we've learned to smile.

"May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way."

"May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way."

I complained that I had no shoes

Until I met a man who had no feet.

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St. Patrick was a gentleman

Who through strategy and stealth

Drove all the snakes from Ireland.

Here's toasting to his health.

But not too many toastings

Lest you lose yourself and then

Forget the good St. Patrick

And see all those snakes again.

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May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.

"Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege."

"Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege."

For the test of the heart is trouble

And it always comes with years.

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth

Is the smile that shines through the tears.

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What is Irish diplomacy?

It's the ability to tell a man to go to hell,

So that he will look forward to making the trip.

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An Irish method for tackling problems:

There comes a time when you must take the bull

By the tail and face the situation squarely.

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

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

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.

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May the joys of today

Be those of tomorrow.

The goblets of life

Hold no dregs of sorrow.

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May the saddest day of your future be no worse

Than the happiest day of your past.

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Health and a long life to you.

Land without rent to you.

A child every year to you.

And if you can't go to heaven,

May you at least die in Ireland.

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May you have:

No frost on your spuds,

No worms on your cabbage.

May your goat give plenty of milk.

And if you inherit a donkey,

May she be in foal.

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May you live long,

Die happy,

And rate a mansion in heaven.

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May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always 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 hollow of His hand.

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May the luck of the Irish possess you.

May the devil fly off with your worries.

May God bless you forever and ever.

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Ireland, sir, for good or evil,

No other place under Heaven.

And no man can touch its sod

Or breathe its air without becoming

Better or worse.

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There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish

And those who wish they were.

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You're not as young as you used to be.

But...

You're not as old as you're going to be.

So watch it!

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Do not resent growing old.

Many are denied the privilege.

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May the Lord keep you in His hand

And never close His fist too tight.

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Murphy's Law:

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you expect.

And if anything can go wrong,

It will at the worst possible moment.

"May the sun shine warm upon your face."

"May the sun shine warm upon your face."

Here's to you and yours

And to mine and ours.

And if mine and ours

Ever come across to you and yours,

I hope you and yours will do

As much for mine and ours

As mine and ours have done

For you and yours!

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May the most you wish for

Be the least you get.

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May the luck of the Irish

Lead to happiest heights

And the highway you travel

Be lined with green lights.

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Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,

The saving grace to see a joke,

To win some happiness from life,

And pass it on to other folk.

"May you have: No frost on your spuds."

"May you have: No frost on your spuds."

Ireland, it's the one place on earth

That heaven has kissed

With melody, mirth,

And meadow and mist.

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May your troubles be less

And your blessings be more.

And nothing but happiness

Come through your door.

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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.

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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.

"Health and a long life to you. Land without rent to you."

"Health and a long life to you. Land without rent to you."

May your heart be warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day in every way

And forever and ever after.

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Now sweetly lies old Ireland

Emerald green beyond the foam,

Awakening sweet memories,

Calling the heart back home.

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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.

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Wherever you go and whatever you do,

May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

"Life is like a cup of tea,  it's all in how you make it!"

"Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it!"

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.

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Like the goodness of the five loaves and two fishes,

Which God divided among the five thousand men,

May the blessing of the King who so divided

Be upon our share of this common meal.

"If you're lucky enough to be Irish... You're lucky enough!"

"If you're lucky enough to be Irish... You're lucky enough!"

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.

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The health of all Ireland

and of County Mayo,

And when that much is dead,

may we still be on the go.

"An old Irish recipe for longevity... Leave the bar thirsty."

"An old Irish recipe for longevity... Leave the bar thirsty."

Your health one and all,

from one wall to the other,

And you outside there

speak up, brother!

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May brooks and trees and singing hills

Join in the chorus, too.

And every gentle wind that blows

Send happiness to you.

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May the strength of three be in your journey.

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May peace and plenty be the first

To lift the latch on your door,

And happiness be guided to your home

By the candle of Christmas.

"Here's to a fellow who smiles, When life runs along like a song."

"Here's to a fellow who smiles, When life runs along like a song."

May your right hand always

Be stretched out in friendship

And never in want.

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May there be a generation of children

On the children of your children.

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May you live all the days of your life.

– Jonathan Swift

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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 Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!"

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

Here's that we may always have

A clean shirt

A clean conscience

And a punt in our pocket.

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May I see you gray

And combing your grandchildren's hair.

"Ireland, sir, for good or evil, No other place under Heaven."

"Ireland, sir, for good or evil, No other place under Heaven."

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.

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Mothers [fathers] hold their children's hands for just a little while...

And their hearts forever.

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"It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow

than to spend tonight like there's no money."

- P.J. O'Rourke

"Bless you and yours  As well as the cottage you live in."

"Bless you and yours As well as the cottage you live in."

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!

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Here's health to your enemies' enemies!

"May you always have money in your pocket a woman to love and a smile on your face."

"May you always have money in your pocket a woman to love and a smile on your face."

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.

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Health and a long life to you.

Land without rent to you.

A child every year to you.

And if you can't go to heaven,

May you at least die in Ireland.

"May the wind always be at your back."

"May the wind always be at your back."

Bless you and yours

As well as the cottage you live in.

May the roof overhead be well thatched

And those inside be well matched.

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Here's to you, as good as you are.

Here's to me as bad as I am.

As good as you are and as bad as I am,

I'm as good as you are, as bad as I am.

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May you have warm words on a cold evening,

a full moon on a dark night,

and a smooth road all the way to your door.

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May you be poor in misfortune,

rich in blessings,

slow to make enemies,

quick to make friends.

But rich or poor, quick or slow,

may you know nothing but happiness

from this day forward.

May I see you gray, And combing your grandchildren's hair."

May I see you gray, And combing your grandchildren's hair."

 

Bottoms up or bottoms down,

Either way no one will frown.-Mike Anderson

- Mike Anderson

"May you have warm words on a cold evening."

"May you have warm words on a cold evening."

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

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Experience is the comb that life gives a bald man.

 

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Here's to you and here's to me.

May we never disagree.

But should we start to fight and 'cuss,

Here's to me.

– Frank Masterson

"Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden."

"Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden."

Here's to it and for it and do it again.

For those that get to it

And refuse to do it,

May never get to it

To do it again.

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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.

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Good health, good life, good beer!

– Ed Quigley

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May the most you wish for is the least you get!

– Jay O Brain

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Here's to our wives,

and here's to our sweethearts,

may the two never meet!

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Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden.

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May you always have money in your pocket

a woman to love

and a smile on your face.

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May those who 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.

"Good health, good life, good beer!"

"Good health, good life, good beer!"

May you have length with your days,

and strength with your step,

and may each season have a reason

to celebrate your faith in mankind!

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To live above with the Saints we love,

Ah, that is the purest glory.

To live below with the Saints we know,

Ah, that is another story.

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Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.

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May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty!

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May all your troubles be little ones

and all your little ones be trouble free.

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The words that I've said I meant when I spoke

and remember my words of wisdom

feck'em if you can't take a joke.

- Brian O'Toole

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Perfection is something that cannot be achieved,

it is something that we strive for.

- Jara McKee

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Here's to Hell!

May the stay there be as fun as the way there!

 

 

Looking for more Irish blessings, quotes and saying to impress your friends and family? Our Irish Proverbs & Blessings article or Irish Wedding Blessings & Toasts article should do the trick!