St. Patrick’s Day – 31 Quotes, Sayings, Toasts & Proverbs Of The Irish!

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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  When I was in college I use too, but not so much now.  Not proud of it, but a group of us would walk to the bars in the area and sample the green beer.  By the time we were done we could barely walk home.  Those days are long gone, however I still like to have fun on St. Patty’s Day with my family by going to watch the local parade and eating corned beef and cabbage,  which is suppose to keep away the angry Leprechauns!

I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day filled with lots of Irish tradition!  Here are  31 (for each day in March) fun Irish sayings, quotes and proverbs to help get you into the mood and maybe even bring a lucky Irish blessing your way!

31 Quotes, Sayings, Toasts & Proverbs Of The Irish!

  1. “An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.” – Irish saying
  2. “Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored with the morning of the eighteenth. – Anonymous
  3. “As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.” – Irish blessing
  4. “Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.” – Irish blessing
  5. “Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home.” – Irish proverb
  6. “Dance if know one were watching, Sing as no one was listening, And live every day as if it was your last.” – Irish saying
  7. “Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.” -Irish saying
  8. “Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord- and it makes you miss him.” – Irish saying.
  9. “Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever).” – Irish Saying
  10. “God is good to the Irish, but no one else is, not even the Irish.” – Austin O’Malley
  11. “Here’s to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.” – Irish toast
  12. “Here’s to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!” -Irish toast
  13. “I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it.” -Author John B. Keane
  14. “If there were only three Irishmen in the world you’d find two of them in a corner talking about the other.” – Brandan Behan
  15. “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” – Irish saying
  16. “If you get a reputation as an early riser, you can sleep till noon.” -Irish proverb
  17. “In heaven there is no beer…That’s why we drink ours here.” – Irish toast
  18. “Irish Alzheimer’s: you forget everything except the grudges.” – Anonymous
  19. “It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead the rest of your life.” -Irish proverb
  20. “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” -William Butler Yeats
  21. “Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.”- Colin Farrell
  22. “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 blessing
  23. “May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.” -Irish toast
  24. “May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.” -Irish toast
  25. “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 toast
  26. “May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.”- Irish toast
  27. “May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up.” -Irish toast
  28. “May the Excellent Lord take a liking to you, but not too soon.” -Irish blessing
  29. “May the hinges of your friendship never grow rusty.”-Irish toast
  30. On one day a year, St. Patrick’s Day, the whole world becomes Irish.” – Irish American saying
  31. “Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.” – Charles Haughey

Have a happy and SAFE St. Patrick’s Day!