Irish Blessings

Irish blessings are like good friends.

They can be witty or funny. They can be sweet and comforting. It’s always nice to have an Irish blessing around.

Growing up St. Patrick’s Day was simply a day that we wore green in school. If I was lucky enough, sometimes I’d get a Shamrock Shake. 😋☘️

Now, I’ve come to understand Saint Patrick’s Day is so much more. It’s a religious holiday, the celebration of a country and heritage, the honoring of a courageous man, and a great excuse to consume traditional Irish food (I’m looking at you soda bread and lamb stew!).

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Every Day with Irish Blessings

I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some of my favorite Irish blessings with you.  Feel free to share and send to your friends on this lovely day any day of the year.

Here’s to a happy St. Patrick’s Day filled with blessings. I hope it finds you doing something extra special today.

~Stephanie

Stephanie Chastain sitting on steps with travel bag

Stephanie is an Ireland Travel Consultant. Helping travelers connect to small and local Ireland through 90-minute travel planning sessions.

Witty Irish Blessings

May those who love us, love us
And those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!

May misfortune follow you all the days of your life And never catch up.

May misfortune follow you all the days of your life
And never catch up.

May you have all the happiness
And luck that life can hold
And at the end of all your rainbows
May you find a pot of gold.

May the roof over your head
always be strong
May you be in Heaven a half hour
before the Devil knows you’re dead!

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 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 the grass on the road to Hell grow long for want of us.

Uplifting Irish Blessings

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.

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

May your mornings bring joy
And your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow less
As your blessings increase.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May your troubles be less, And your blessings be more, And nothing but happiness Come through your door.

May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Irish Blessings about Friendship

May you have a world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in heart!

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

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.

Whenever there is happiness,
Hope you’ll be there too.
Wherever there are friendly smiles,
Hope they’ll smile on you.

Traditional Irish Blessing

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.

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.

More Irish Blessings

If you want more, Mairéad from Irish American Mom also has a huge list of other great Irish Blessings

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