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 and Cheers. These remind me of my grandmother and the words she told us growing up.
Ok, some of these Irish sayings my grandmother probably would not have said but they are still pretty amazing.
These Irish Toasts, Proverbs, and Quotes are perfect for special occasions, drinking with good friends, St. Patrick's Day, or just because.
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
"Sláinte!" - This is the Irish version of "cheers," and is often used to toast to good health.
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.
I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.
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!
May those who love you love you, and those who don’t love you, may God turn their hearts. And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so you’ll know them by their limping.
A cold beer and another one
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!
Health and long life to you.
The wife of your choice to you.
A child every year to you.
Land without rent to you.
And may you be half an hour in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.
May we all be alive at this same time next year.
And may the strength of three be in your journey. Sláinte’.
May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May your bank account always be like the capital of Ireland —
May the saddest day of your future be no worse Than the happiest day of your past.
Here’s to women of the Irish shore;
I love but one, I love not more.
But since she’s not here to drink her part,
I’ll drink her share with all my heart.
May God grant us a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folks.
That the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness that stays forever after.
Here’s that a mouse never leaves your meal bag with a tear in its eye.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light; may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
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!
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
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!
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 the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic
shorten every road...
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed!
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.
That the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out
In all this world, why I do think there are five reasons why we drink:
lest we be dry,
and any other reason why!
Here's a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends,
With the sparkle of beer and wine;
May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends,
Than the foam at the top of the stein
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.
May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights. Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.
"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."
A traditional toast wishing good luck and blessings from the patron saint of Ireland.
"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."
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
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.
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!