Traditional Irish toasts can come in handy for all sorts of occasions. We gathered a bunch to help you be extra witty and deliver heartfelt wishes with charm.
Get into the true Irish spirit by memorizing and quoting some of the loveliest toasts from the other side of the Atlantic. This will lend a sophisticated flair to your day of excessive imbibing.
—May the luck of the Irish be with you!
—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 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 you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
—May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
—May the roof above you never fall in, and those gathered beneath it never fall out.
—May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.
—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 you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
—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!
—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.
—May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!