Irish toasts

People gather on different occasions (birthday, Christening, Christmas, New Year etc.). Everyone gets in good mood. Some individuals present at such parties make toasts. They are often funny, full of folk wisdom. Irish people are especially famous for their toasts. Here are few of them. I am sure that they will bring smile to your face. Enjoy!

Irish Christmas figurine
Irish Christmas figurine

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.

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.

Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick - the patron saint of Ireland

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 there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

May the roof above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out.

traditional Irish house
Traditional Irish house

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 I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair.

We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the wood of a hundred year old oak tree that I shall plant tomorrow.

May God grant you many years to live, for sure he must be knowing, the earth has angels all too few and heaven is overflowing

May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.

Irish pub
Irish pub

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 being single...
Drinking doubles...
And seeing triple!

Irish man
Irish man drinking beer with his mates

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
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!

Here's to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!

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.

I have known many,
and liked not a few,
but loved only one
and this toast is to you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

Celtic cross
Celtic cross

May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.

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 you alway walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.