A large collection of Irish toasts for many different occasions.
When March 17th arrives you can raise your glass and toast your friends with one of these traditional phrases.
May your fire be as warm as the weather is cold.
Health and long life to you. Land without rent to you.
The partner of your heart to you.
And when you die, may your bones rest in Ireland
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
May you get all your wishes but one,
So you always have something to strive for
May your blessings outnmuber The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid youWherever you go.
Here’s to your coffin….May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow
May your neighbor respect you,Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,And Heaven accept you.
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
An old Irish recipe for longevity:
Leave the table hungry.
Leave the bed sleepy.
Leave the bar thirsty.
May you live to be a hundred years,
with one extra year to repent.
May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.
May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The insight to know where you are,
and the foresight to known when you’ve gone too far.
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
May God bring good health to your enemies enemies
May you never make an enemy When you could make a friend
-Unless you meet a fox among your chickens
A bird with one wing can’t fly. (to encourage someone to take a second drink)
It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there’s no money!
My friends are the best friends
Loyal, willing and able.
Now let’s get to drinking!
All glasses off the table!
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!
Here’s to a temperance supper,
With water in glasses tall,
And coffee and tea to end with–
And me not there at all!
When money’s tight and hard to get,
and your horse is also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt,
a pint of plain is your only man.
Here’s to being single…
And seeing triple!
Here’s to women’s kisses,
and to whiskey, amber clear;
Not as sweet as a woman’s kiss,
but a darn sight more sincere!
I drink to your health when I’m with you,
I drink to your health when I’m alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I’m starting to worry about my own!
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.
Irish Wedding Toasts
Here’s to health, peace and prosperity.
May the flower of love never be nipped by
the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of
grief fall among your family and friends.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies and quick to make friends.
And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
May the roof above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out.
May the roof over your heads be as well thatched
As those inside are well matched.
Irish Christmas Toasts
May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door,
and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
Irish New Year’s Toasts
‘Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.’
May we be alive at this time next year.
‘Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!’
A prosperous New Year!
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.