There are a lot of countries with great histories and arts. Ireland is one of them. This country has long history, and one of them is related to the Christianity. Well, St. Patrick becomes the famous person who brought Christianity into this land. Even, St. Patrick’s Day becomes celebration in many countries. In addition, Irish is also famous for culture and arts. There are many great writers who created meaningful words and quotes in their writing. Therefore, there is what’s so called as Irish blessings. The words of blessings are so popular and show the deep meaning that can really show the blessing of God.

In fact, the blessings are not only expressed and shared in the old times. Currently, people still share and use the words in some special occasions, such as wedding, birthday, graduation, and other moments of happiness. Besides delivering the gratitude to God, it is also to inspire and motivate the one who receives the quotes. In case you are going to give special quotes in special moment of your friends, there are some references of Irish blessings. Of course, these are more than just common quotes since they are also your prayers for special moment.

Short Irish Blessings

short irish blessings

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

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

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember

May your heart always be full
May your glass never be empty

If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…
You’re lucky enough!

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

May the blessings of each day
Be the blessings you need most.

May every sunrise hold more promise,
And every sunset hold more peace.

May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!

Here’s to me, and here’s to you.
And here’s to love and laughter.
I’ll be true as long as you.
And not one moment after.

Irish Blessing Quotes

Irish Blessing Quotes

May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you,
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.
May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.
May the blessing of God’s earth be on you,
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word
for those you meet.

May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.

May the best day of your past, be the worst day of your future.

May the cat eat you and may the devil eat the cat.

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

Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.

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

The longest road out is the shortest road home.

May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!

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

Funny Irish Blessings

Funny Irish Blessings

May you be half an hour in Heaven before the Devil knows you’re dead.

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

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

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

Here’s that we may always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience, and a guinea in our pocket.

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

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do,
And may trouble always be a stranger to you!

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

Traditional Irish Blessings

Traditional Irish Blessings

May God grant you always:
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you.
faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.

May the road rise to meet you,
and the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm on your face,
and the rains fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you gently in the palm of his hand.

May those who love us love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward.

May your home be filled with laughter.
May your pockets be filled with gold.
And may you have all the happiness,
Your Irish heart can hold

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
A blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the sky above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hears that love you.

Irish Wedding Blessings

Irish Wedding Blessings

May the wind be always at your back, may the warm rays of sun fall upon your home.

May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!

Love, life and happiness, may your troubles be few and your blessings many.

May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face,
May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.

May the meaning of this hour be fulfilled through the days and years to come.

Be you rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
And, may the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

May you feel no rain, for each of you will be a shelter to the other.

We swear by peace and love to stand
Heart to heart and hand to hand.
Hark, O Spirit, and hear us now,
Confirming this our Sacred Vow.

Irish Birthday Blessings

Irish Birthday Blessings

With happiness being a dessert sweet, may life give you more than you can eat.

May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God’s blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you. May your heart be strong.
May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam

May you live long, die happy, and rent a mansion in heaven.

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
Hope and faith close at hand.
Love that friends and family impart.
And Irish blessings at your heart.

May the Lord take a liking to you, but not too soon.

May you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings.
Slow to make enemies, quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

To a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer and another one.

To all the days here and after,
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness and laughter.

Let all your joys be pure joys and pain be champagne.

May you always have:
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire.

Irish New Year Blessings

Irish New Year Blessings

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

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

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.

“Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.”
May we be alive this time next year!

For each petal on the shamrock,
This brings a wish your way.
Good health, good luck, and happiness,
For today and every day

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

This New Year I wish that God
Showers you with His choicest Blessings,
Fate never takes you for a bumpy ride,
Cupid strikes you with his sweetest arrow,
Lady Luck bestows upon you health and wealth,
Your Guardian Angel keeps your mind alert and bright.

In the name of Old Erin,
Here’s wishing you good cheer,
Good luck and good fortune,
For many a year

May you keep happy and healthy.
May your dreams all come true.
And may the best of the old year,
Be the worst of the new.

Irish Funeral Blessings

Irish Funeral Blessings

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.

Grieve not nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as though I were beside you.
I loved you so…’twas Heaven here with you

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play,
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes, we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.

May the good earth be soft under you when you rest upon it,
May it rest easy over you when, at the last, you lay out under it,
And may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out,
From under it quickly, and up, and off, and be on its way to God

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of
Saint Patrick behold you.

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Until we meet again,
may God hold you
in the palm of his hand.

He is not lost our dearest love,
Nor has he traveled far,
Just stepped inside home’s loveliest room,
And left the door ajar.

Irish Blessings for Home Old and New

Irish Blessings for Home

God bless the corners of this house, and be the lintel blest.
And bless the hearth and bless the board, bless each place of rest.
And bless each door that opens wide, to strangers and to kin.
And bless each crystal window pane, that lets the starlight in.
And bless the rooftree overhead, and every sturdy wall.
The peace of man, the peace of God, the peace of love on all.

May this house always be too small to hold all of your friends.

Bless you and yours
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched
And those inside be well matched.

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

May peace and plenty bless your home with joy that long endures,
And may life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.

Through the gate shall there come no sadness.
To this dwelling shall there come no trouble.
through this door shall there come no fear.
In this place shall there be no conflict.
shall this place be only a place of blessing and peace.

Irish Blessings for Family

May love connect us,
faith direct us,
and God protect us.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Having a place to go is home.
Having someone to love is family.
Having both is a blessing.

Faith to uphold us,
Love to enfold us,
laughter to light up each day,
Smiles on our faces,
Goodness and graces,
For all of these blessings we pray.

May friends and family bring:
Light to the cottage,
Warmth to the hearth,
And joy to the soul.

Irish Blessings for Friendship

With God’s sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth,
Like a turf fire
that welcomes friends and strangers alike.

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

In thanks for the fullness of days spent together,
The friends that we pray will be with us forever,
The feelings we’ve shared, the food and good fun,
with Faith that God’s blessings have only begun.

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

May the friendships you make,
Be those which endure,
And all of your grey clouds
Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him
To Whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart,
Every step of the way.

As you share your hearts with one another, May they always be loyal and true, And friendship be between you in all that you do.

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

There are good ships and there are wood ships, Ships that sail the sea,
But the best ships are friendships, May they always be.

Irish Good Luck Blessings

Irish Good Luck Blessings

May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load,
May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road,
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

May your day be touched with a bit of Irish luck,
Brightened by a song in your heart,
And warmed with smiles by the people you love,

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

Lucky stars above you, sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you, joy in work and play.
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song and gladness waiting for you everywhere,
All your whole life long.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.

May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May luck be a friend to ye,
And be with ye in all yer days,
And may trouble be to ye,
A stranger, always

Irish Blessings for Children

Irish Blessings for Children

May you bring light to the home,
Warmth to the heart,
Joy to the soul,
And love to the lives you touch.

Wee little one,
May you always walk in sunshine,
May you never want for more,
My Irish Angels rest their wings,
Beside your nursery door

A newborn babe,
brings light to the house,
warmth to the hearth,
and joy to the soul,
for wealth is family,
and family is wealth.

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 the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

May strong arms hold you
Caring hearts tend you
And may love await you at every step.

May all the blessing of our Lord touch your life today
May He send His little angels to protect you on your way
Such a wee little fit, sent from above
Someone so precious to cherish and love

Irish Blessings for Long Life

May you live a long life, full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold as the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest, be those which come true,
The kindness you spread keep returning to you.