IRISH TOASTS – 1 Liners and more…
Use the lines below buffet style. Mix them together or just one at a time. Remember it’s tough at times to distinguish between an Irish Blessing and an Irish Toast. Often the difference is in whether or not you say, “I’d like to propose a toast…” or “Please raise your glass…” .
- I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.
- May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
- May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
- May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
- As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
- May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.
- May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.
- May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth
- May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
- May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.
- May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
- May the strength of three be in your journey.
- In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.
- Here’s that we may always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience, and a guinea in our pocket.
- May I see you gray and combing your children’s hair.
- May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband(or wife).
- May your doctor never earn a dollar out of you and may your heart never give out.
- May the ten toes of your feet steer you clear of all misfortune, and before you’re much older, may you hear much better toasts than this.
- May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far.
- May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, quick to make friends. But rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness from this day foward.
- May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the outside leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crow never pick your haystack, and may your donkey always be in foal.
- May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.
- May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
- May you live long, Die happy, And rate a mansion in heaven.
- Beautiful young people are acts of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
More Irish Toasts and Blessings (long and short) to make your speech shine.
Irish wedding toasts can offer something special to the lucky couple or individual. It is often tough to distinguish between a blessing and a toast. As they both offer a “hope” for their future. When you have been blessed and honored with the privilege of giving a toast, there is nothing like pulling a really fun loving Irish quote or proverb to share with the honored individual or couple. There is something about Irish sayings that can warm a room in a traditional and heartfelt way. These toasts should help make you and the toastee/s shine. There might be some redundancy as people have made tweaks amongst the years. Cheers…
Health and a long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
A child every year to you.
And if you can’t go to heaven, may you at least die in Ireland.
May you live and may you wear it out.
May the most you wish for be the least you get.
May the luck of the Irish possess you.
May the devil fly off with your worries.
May God bless you forever and ever.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Long live the Irish!
Long live their cheer!
Long live our friendship, year after year!
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door.
May there be a generation of children
On the children of your children.
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers,
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours,
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
Here’s to you and yours
And to mine and ours,
And if mine and ours ever come
Across you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!
May you have all the happiness
And luck that life can hold,
And at the end of all your rainbows
May you find a pot of gold.
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 upon your family and friends.
May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children,
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May the roof over your heads be as well thatched
As those inside are well matched.
May your day be touched
By a bit of Irish luck,
Brightened by a song in your heart,
And warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.