Great Irish Toasts and Blessings For All Occasions


May this home and all therein be blessed with God's love.

- Marriage blessing -
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.

God grant you to be happy as the flowers in May.

If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.

May you get the reward in Heaven that's been denied you for your goodness here on earth.

Health and long life to you.

That the ten toes of your feet might always steer you clear of misfortune.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

May you be an hour in Heaven before the Devil knows your dead.

That the doctor might never earn a pound out of you.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

May the smile of the lord light you to glory.

That the sons of your sons may smile up in your face.

May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.

May good fortune be yours, may your joys never end.

May your bed be made in Heaven.

That the frost might never afflict your spuds.

May the light of heaven shine on your grave.

God be on your road every way you go.

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

God's fresh blessings be about you.

That the dust of your carriage wheels may blind the eyes of your foes.

Bless those minding cattle,
And those minding sheep,
And those fishing the sea
While the rest of us sleep.

May God and His Holy Mother take the harm of the year away from you.

May the roof above us never fall in, and may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

Wishin' you a pot o' gold, and all the joy your heart can hold.

That money may fly in the doors to you if it be for your own soul's good.

That the Devine Infant will light the road before you every night and day.

May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent!

The Almighty shower down blessings on your head, day and night.

May the pitcher be filled with wine instead of water the next time you call to the house.

May the road rise up to you.

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

May your hearth be warm, your holiday's grand and your heart held gently in the Good Lord's Hand.

The belt of Christ about you on your going out and your coming in.

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

May the friendships you make, be those which endure; and all of your grey clouds, be small ones for sure.

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.

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.

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