The Irish have unique ways with words. When they are celebrating, mourning or drinking, they often have witty ways to remark the event with. They are especially fond with the drinking part, that’s why there are even more clever Irish toast to celebrate any drinking session. In Ireland, they often combine blessings with their toast, so toast is a really important action within an Irish gathering. This is what separates ordinary toasts you make with your squad with an Irish one. Well, you won’t just be making a simple toast to cheer the event, within your toast you will be blessing the attendees and most importantly, paying homage to Irish culture.

To make an Irish toast, you must know many things within their culture. Other than remarking cultural figures such as Saint Patrick, you should know more about how they say their blessing in their toasts. Irish people have a way of combining their religion and joke into a great toast punchline. It is almost unnoticed, but when you see the examples of the toast in this article, you are going to know how it combined together. In addition, you should know this simple Irish phrase, Sláinte. When you cheer this word, you are cheering for health and longevity. However, if you still want to have more creative toasts, then keep following this article!

Most Popular Irish Toasts

Irish Toasts

Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green,
Here’s to each lad and his darlin’ colleen,
Here’s to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast!

May your giving hand never fail you.

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

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

May green be the grass you walk on.
May blue be the skies above you.
May pure be the joys that surround you.
May true be the hearts that love you.

May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

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 beer-and another one!

Health and long life to you.
The wife of your choice to you.
A child every year to you.
Land without rent to you.
And may you be half an hour in heaven
before the devil knows you’re dead.
Slainte!

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

Here’s to you and here’s to me,
I pray that friends we’ll always be,
but if by chance we disagree,
the heck with you and here’s to me!

Popular Irish Toasts

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!

Dung hills rise and castles fall, we are all equal one and all.

Here’s to temperance supper, with water in glasses tall.
And coffee and tea to end with and me not there at all!

May the winds of fortune sail you.
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, “this drink’s on me.”

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.

May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

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

Here’s to women of the Irish shore;
I love but one, I love not more.
But since she’s not here to drink her part,
I’ll drink her share with all my heart.

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

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
nor ever remember what is best forgotten.

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Irish Toasts, Slainte!

Irish Toasts Slainte

May there be lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play.

I’m Irish not because I was born in Ireland, but because Ireland was born in me.

Blessed be your holiday,
Cozy be your hearth,
Merry be your family,
Peaceful be your hearts.

Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out!

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

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true,
and the kindness you spread keep returning to you.

Funny Drinking Toasts Irish

Funny Drinking Toasts Irish

It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there’s no money!

To the three rings of marriage:
The engagement ring,
The wedding ring,
And the suffering.

He that buys land buys many stones.
He that buys flesh buys many bones.
He that buys eggs buys many shells,
But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.

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 the big bull in the wood.
He does the cows and heifers good.
If it weren’t for his long, long rod,
Then what would we do for beef, by God?

But if at church they give some ale
And a pleasant fire for our souls to regale
We’d sing and we’d pray all the live long day
Nor ever once from the church to stray.

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!

May you work like you don’t need the money,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
screw like it’s being filmed,
and drink like a true Irishman.

Here’s to woman! Would that we could fall
into her arms without falling into her hands.

Irish Toasts for Birthday

Irish Toasts for Birthday

May the doctor never earn a pound out of you.

Happiness being a dessert so sweet
May life give you more than you can ever eat.

May you have a long life, a wet mouth and may you be buried in Ireland.

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.

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 beer-and another one!

May you grow old in the face
Be treasured and cared for with grace.

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

I’ve drunk to your health in taverns,
I’ve drunk to your health in my home,
I’ve drunk to your health so damn many times,
I believe I’ve ruined my own!

May you have rye bread to do you good,
Wheaten bread to sweeten your blood,
Barley bread to do you no harm
And oatmeal bread to strengthen your arm.

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Irish Toasts to the Dead

Irish Toasts to the Dead

He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Tis better to buy a small bouquet and give to your friend this very day, than a bushel of roses white and red to lay on his coffin after he’s dead.

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

Here’s to beefsteak when you’re hungry, whiskey when you’re dry, all the women you’ll ever want, and heaven when you die.

Here’s to a fellow who smiled when life ran along like a song.
And here’s to the lad who could smile when everything went dead wrong.

May you have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head.
May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.

Irish Toasts for Wedding

Irish Toasts for Wedding

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.

There’s no cure for love except to marry.

Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo
Health to the men, and may the women live forever!

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

Here’s to you both, a beautiful pair
On the birthday of your love affair
Here’s to the husband and here’s to the wife
May yourselves be lovers for the rest of your life

Here’s a health to all those that we love,
Here’s a health to all those that love us,
Here’s a health to all those that love them.

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

If you lie, may you lie only to keep a friend
If you cheat, may you cheat only death
If you steal, may you steal your lover’s heart
If you drink, may you drink deeply of the joy of your new life together.

Here’s to health and prosperity,
To you and all your posterity.
And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity,
That they may be damned for all eternity!

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