Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Irish weddings or any day of the year with these great Irish Toasts.
We have had the opportunity to travel to Ireland a few times and I always fall more and more in love when I am there.
There is something so deeply peaceful and joyful about being back in the land of my ancestors. It just feels right.
Today I am excited to share our favorite Irish Quotes. These remind me of my grandmother and the words she told us growing up.
Irish Wedding Toasts
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
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 the wind be always at your back, may the warm rays of sun fall upon your home…
Love, life and happiness, may your troubles be few and your blessings many…
May the meaning of this hour be fulfilled through the days and years to come…
May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow less as your blessings increase.
‘Sliocht sleachta ar shliocht bhur sleachta.’
May there be a generation of children on the children of your children. Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and death in Old Ireland.
Irish Drinking Toast
To all the days here and after
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.
May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept 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.
May your Guardian angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor and hand ya another cold stout from the store
May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms.
If you must steal, steal kisses.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends
Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.
If you cheat, may you cheat death.
If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart.
If you fight, may you fight for a brother.
And if you drink, may you drink with me
Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way–
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
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.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life
Hold no dregs of sorrow.
May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold, and at the end of your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold.
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there’s no money!
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!
Irish Friendship Toast
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
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.
May friendship, like wine, improve as time advances.
And may we always have old wine, old friends, and young cares.
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.
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
Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green,
Here’s to each lad and his darlin colleen,
Here’s to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast!
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Toasts
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.
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 New Year’s 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.
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
Irish Birthday Toasts
May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.
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 Cocktails to celebrate with
You need a great drink to toast with so why not celebrate with these great cocktails!