Here are Will and Guy's collection of Irish blessings, poems and toasts. They are particularly suitable for St Patrick's day - 17th March.
- Irish 'Road' Blessing:
- Irish Drinking Toast
- Some Amusing and Delightful Irish Quotes
- Irish Blessings for the Country
- The Shamrock of Ireland
- Why Worry? Blessing for St Patrick's Day
Alternative Irish Toast:Here's to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!
More Irish Toasts
- May the dust of your carriage wheels blind the eyes of your foes.
- May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
- May your fire never go out.
- May your well never run dry.
- Sláinte: Irish Gaelic and pronounced 'slawn-cha' means health, much the same as 'cheers'.
- May we be alive at this time next year.
- May the roof above you never fall in and those gathered beneath it never fall out.
- A bird with one wing can't fly - said to encourage someone to take a second drink.
- May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Irish Blessings - For the Home:Walls for the wind, And a roof for the rain, And drinks beside the fire - Laughter to cheer you And those you love near you, And all that your heart may desire!
- I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing I ever do with it. It is never of any use to oneself - Oscar Wilde
- He who can does. He who cannot, teaches - George Bernard Shaw
- Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning - George Bernard Shaw
- Work is the curse of the drinking classes - Oscar Wilde
- [Dancing is] a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire - George Bernard Shaw
- A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it - George Moore
- There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about - Oscar Wilde
- In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs - John Pentland Mahaffy
In the end, there are only two things to worry about: either you are well or you are sick. When you're well, there is nothing to worry about. But if you're sick, then there are two things to worry about: either you get well or you will die. When you get well, there is nothing to worry about. But when you die, then there are two things to worry about: either you'll go to heaven or you'll go to hell. When you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about. But when you go to hell, you'll be so damn busy shaking hands with friends, you won't have time to worry! SO WHY WORRY!?
Kindly sent in by Friedrich Steinkuhl
How To Identify A Real Irishman
- A true Irishman considers a bore to be someone who keeps constantly interrupting.
- A true Irishman considers anyone who won't come around to his point of view to be hopelessly stubborn.
- A true Irishman has so much respect for the truth that he uses it only in emergencies.
- See more Saint Patrick Day jokes.
An Irish Friendship Wish
- 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.