The Irish have provided the world with plenty of fun sayings, quotes, jingles, blessings and sentiments to be used on St. Patrick’s Day, or any day that you feel like embracing the humor and joy of being Irish. The following are a few of the most notable sayings, quotes, and blessings:
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums A thousand welcomes when anyone comes. That’s the Irish for You! —Author Unknown
Oh, the music in the air! An’ the joy that’s ivrywhere, Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch, An’ the earth below is gay, Wid its tender green th’-day, Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March! – Thomas Augustin Daly
When Irish eyes are smiling, ‘Tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing.—Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.
There are only two kind of people in the world, those who are Irish, and those who wish they were.
These sayings are particularly poignant because St. Patrick was not from Ireland, but went there even after being a slaved there, and lived out his life helping the people and bringing them to Christ. He is considered adopted Irish.
For each petal on the shamrock, This brings a wish your way, Good health, good luck, and happiness, For today and every day.
May your blessings outnumber, The shamrocks that grow, And may troubles avoid you, Wherever you go.
The shamrock is the symbol set by St. Patrick to represent the God head, thus the blessings and ditties about it are particularly appropriate for the holiday in his honor.
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.—Irish Blessings
For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way – Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night.—Irish Blessing
May luck be our companion May friends stand by our side May history remind us all Of Ireland’s faith and pride. May God bless us with happiness May love and faith abide. —Irish Blessing
These Irish blessings are a great way to remember and honor St. Patrick and the work he did in Ireland. He established 165 Christian churches, and a school with each to help teach the people of Ireland to read, to write, to preserve their history, and more. His works, such as his driving out the snakes and toads into the sea, where said to help free the people of Ireland from oppression, and give them much of the luck they are remembered for.