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Traditional Irish Toasts For St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as a cultural and religious holiday across the world and especially in Ireland. This day is celebrated as the day when St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, arrived in the country. While known for its vibrant parades, green beer, and celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day is also a day to honor those that have passed away with tradition Irish toasts.

For centuries, people have gathered together with their friends and family to share a few traditional Irish toasts. Whether you’re looking to mark St. Patrick’s Day with a bit of Irish luck, or just need some words of encouragement, here are some of the most traditional Irish toasts for St. Patrick’s Day:

Irish Love Toasts

• May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home.

• May good luck be with you wherever you go and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

• May you always have love to share, good health and God’s blessings too.

• 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!

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

Friendship Toasts

• Here’s to our friendship, may it never end, and if it does, may it never be said that the blame lay on either friend!

• Friends may come and go, but relatives remain forever.

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

• May we never have trouble enough to need more than our friends to help us out.

• Friendship is like a glass ornament. Once it is broken, it can never be the same.

• Sure, I’ll drink to that: Friendship doubles our joys, and divides our griefs.

• May all your troubles be little ones and all your friends true.

Luck Toasts

• Here’s to a long life and a merry one, a quick death and a happy one.

• May all your dreams come true, and may all your troubles be little ones.

• May the sun shine bright on your windowpane, may the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
• Good luck, bad luck, who knows? Here’s to better luck than last year’s.

• Here’s to you and yours, and to mine and ours, and if mine and ours ever comes to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours!

• May luck be our companion, may friends stand by our side, may history remind us all of Ireland’s faith and pride.

Families and Toasts

• Here’s to us all and long may our roof be warm and strong, and may God keep the door against poverty, bad weather, and wrong.

• Here’s to those who love us, deep in our hearts we know them, here’s to those who care for us, that is where love always shows.

• Here’s to family and friends, old and new, may the brightest of blessings come to you.

• Bless all the dear children, and grant them an old age; grace all the newly wed, and those yet to be wed.

• May there always be a roof over our heads, a fire in the hearth, and a welcome at the door.

Prosperity Toasts

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

• Here’s a wish of happiness and a prosperous new year to you.

• May we live to learn wisdom, and seek understanding, and reap prosperity.

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

• Here’s to those that wish us well, as well as those that do not; here’s to the luck of the Irish and the luck of every one.

Health Toasts

• May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

• May your health be like the capital of Ireland—always Dublin!

• Here’s to good health and long life, with enough wealth and enough strife.

• May your glass be ever full. May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

• May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,And may all your friends remember all the favours you are owed.

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration, of Irish culture and traditions, of friends, families and blessings. Whether looking for traditional Irish toasts for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish love toasts, a toast for good luck, a toast for friendship and family, a toast for prosperity or a health toast, there is something for everyone and every occasion. May the luck of the Irish be with you and those around you this St. Patrick’s Day— and remember that God made Ireland so the Irish would not take over the world.

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