Irish Toasts

These toasts have been gathered from many sources over a long period of time. We hope you use them and enjoy them. They are in no particular order. At some point down the road we will organize this a little better and set up search capabilities.

  • May the road rise up to meet you;
    May the wind be always at your back,
    the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rain fall soft upon your fields,
    And until we meet again May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
  • 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 you be in heaven 1/2 hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
  • As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
  • May the wind at your back always be your own.
  • May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
  • There are many good reasons for drinking,
    One has just entered my head,
    If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living,
    How the hell can he drink when he’s dead?
  • May those who love us, love us.
    And for those who don’t love us,
    May God turn their hearts.
    And if he can not turn their hearts,
    May he turn their ankles,
    So we may know them by their limping.
  • May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.
  • May the horns of your cattle always touch heather.
  • May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
  • Here’s to the bull that roams through the wood,
    and does all the heifer’s so very much good,
    for if it was nay for him, and his little red rod,
    there’d be none of here could eat steak by God.
  • May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
  • 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 window pane..
    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…
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand
  • God bless all those that I love;
    God bless all those that love me;
    God bless all those that love those that I love,
    And all those that love those that love me.
  • May you get all your wishes but one, So you always have something to strive for.
  • May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most,
    May the most you wish for be the least you get,
    May the Lord keep you in His Hand and never close His fist too
  • The only thing an Irishman should worry about is his health and
    then.. if he’s in good health, there’s nothing to worry about; but if
    he’s not in good health, he worries whether he is going to live or
    die.. if he’s going to live, he has nothing to worry about; but if he is
    going to die, he worries about whether he’s going to heaven or hell..
    and if he going to heaven, he has nothing to worry about; and, if he’s
    going to hell , he’ll be too busy shaking hands with all his friends to
    have any time to worry ! So stop worrying !
  • Here’s to you, here’s to me, the best of friends we’ll always be.
    But if we ever disagree, forget you here’s to ME!!
  • Here’s to your coffin…
    May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow…
  • Ode to Beer
    Of all my favorite things to do,
    The utmost is to have a brew.
    My love grows for my foamy friend,
    with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
    Beer’s so frosty, smooth, and cold——
    It’s paradise—-Pure liquid gold
    Yes beer means many things to me that’s all for now ——-
    I gotta Pee
  • An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of
    grass and not fall of the face of the earth.
  • May the dust of your carriage blind the eyes of your foe!
  • May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face
  • Here’s to you as good as you are,
    Here’s to me as bad as I am,
    As good as you are,
    And as bad as I am,
    I’m as good as you are,
    As bad as I am.
  • The future is not ours to know, and it may never be-
    so let us live and give our best and give it lavishly!
  • May you always be blessed with walls for the wind,
    a roof for the rain,
    a warm cup of tea by the fire,
    laughter to cheer you,
    those you love near you,
    and all that your heart might desire
  • Here’s to Eve the mother of us all,
    And here’s to Adam who was Johnny on the spot when the leaf
    began to fall.
  • Health, and long life to you
    Land without rent to you
    The partner of your heart to you
    and when you die, may your bones rest in Ireland!
  • Friend of my soul, this goblet sip
    ’twill chase the pensive tear.
    ‘Tis not so sweet as woman’s lip
    but oh, ’tis more sincere.
  • May the love and protection St. Patrick can give – Be yours in abundance as long as you live.
  • May all the giant hearts be tall as day,
    may all your winter nights be warm as May.
  • If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!
  • Here’s to our wives and sweethearts!! May they never meet!!
  • 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 ole Ireland, that’s and Irish mans toast.
  • May you never forget what is worth remembering,
    Or remember what is best forgotten.
  • May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,
    And may trouble avoid you, wherever you go.
  • May your neighbors respect you,
    Troubles neglect you,
    The angels protect you,
    And Heaven accept you
  • May you have no frost on your Spuds,
    No worms on your cabbage.
    May your goat give plenty of milk.
    If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.
    Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow.
    Don’t walk behind me I may not lead.
    Walk beside me And just be my friend.
  • I have known many
    liked not a few
    loved only one
    so this toast’s for you
  • St. Patrick was a gentleman, who thru strategy and stealth
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland, Here’s a toasting his health
    But not too many lest you lose yourself and then
    You forget the good St. Patrick and see those snakes again
  • Here’s to the land of the Shamrock so green.
    Here’s to each lad and his darling colleen.
    Here’s to the ones we loves dearest and most.
    And may God save ole Ireland, that’s an Irishman’s toast.
  • May you be rich in blessings, poor in misfortune,
    Slow to make enemies, quick to make friends.
    But rich or poor, slow or quick,
    May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
  • May your joys be as bright as the morning,
    And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
    In the sunlight of love. May you have enough
    happiness to keep you sweet. Enough trials to
    keep you strong. Enough sorrows to keep you human.
    Enough hope to keep you happy. Enough failure to
    keep you humble. Enough success to keep you eager.
    Enough friends to give you comfort. Enough faith and
    courage in yourself to banish sadness. Enough wealth
    to meet your needs. And one thing more: enough
    determination to make each day a more wonderful day
    than the day before.
  • Never reach out your hand further than you can withdraw it
  • A Wedding Toast
    Here’s to lying, cheating, stealing, and drinking.
    If you lie, may you lie together.
    If you cheat, may you cheat the devil.
    If you steal, may you steal each other’s hearts.
    And if you drink, may we all drink to your happiness.
  • Here’s to fire. Not the fast and furious kind
    that burns down shacks and shanties. But the slow, seductive kind that
    takes down pants and panties.
  • I drink to your health when I’m with you,
    I drink to your health when I’m alone,
    I drink to your health so often,
    I’m starting to worry about my own