Who doesn’t want a bit of Irish luck? If you’re looking for a good way to celebrate or wish someone good health or luck then an Irish blessing or saying could be just perfect.
Ireland and the Irish are known for their cheer, hospitality and humour. Combine that with many incredible wordsmiths, poets and writers and add a heavy dose of religion and you have all the makings of some amazing blessings, sayings and proverbs. It’s why the Irish are known so well for them.
And as they are so well known for their blessings and they have a history of them it’s no surprise to find a great Irish saying or blessing for virtually every occasion. So if you’re looking for a bit of a different way to wish someone congratulations on their wedding, or good luck, or a happy anniversary or any occasion really then try one of the many Irish blessings and sayings below.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the sky above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hears that love you.
May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face,
May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.
May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.
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.
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
That’s the Irish for You!
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May good luck be your friend
In whatever you do.
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.
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!
That your gift God gave you
Might grow along with you
and let you give the gift of joy
to all who care for you.
That you may always have a friend
who is worth that name.
Whom you can trust, and who helps
you in times of sadness.
Who will defy the storms
of daily life at your side.
One more wish I have for you
that in every hour of joy and pain
you may feel God close to you.
This is my wish for you,
and all who care for you.
This is my hope for you,
Now and forever
Here’s to celebrating St Patrick’s day, or just Ireland itself, with these amazing Irish blessings!
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