St Patrick’s Day Irish Sayings 2018

1. May the fortunes of the Irish be with you!

2. On the off chance that you need to adulate, kick the bucket. On the off chance that you need to fault, wed.

3. Here’s a long life and a happy one. A brisk passing and a simple one. A pretty young lady and a fair one. A frosty 16 ounces and another!

4. In case you’re sufficient fortunate to be Irish… You’re sufficiently fortunate!

5. May you have the knowledge of the past to know where you’ve been, the prescience to know where you are going, and the understanding to know when you have gone too far.

6. A man may live subsequent to losing his life however not in the wake of losing his respect.

7. “All the world’s a phase and the vast majority of us are urgently unrehearsed.” – Sean O’Casey

8. You must do your own particular developing, regardless of how tall your dad was.

9. It is regularly that a man’s mouth poor his nose.

10. It is smarter to burn through cash like there’s no tomorrow than to spend today around evening time like there’s no cash!

11. May you generally have a spotless shirt, an unmistakable still, small voice, and enough coins in your pocket to purchase a half quart!

12. May neighbors regard you, inconvenience disregard you, the blessed messengers ensure you, and Heaven acknowledges you.

13. It’s anything but difficult to split the potato where there’s affection.

14. “Some reason bliss wherever they go; others at whatever point they go.” – Oscar Wilde

15. Here’s to me, and here’s to you. Furthermore, here’s to love and chuckling. I’ll be valid as long as you. What’s more, not one minute after.

16. May you live to be 100 years, with one additional year to apologize.

17. “There is no such thing as awful attention with the exception of your own tribute.” – Brendan Behan

18. May you kick the bucket in bed at 95, shot by a desirous mate.

19. Here’s to ladies’ kisses, and to bourbon, golden clear. Not as sweet as a lady’s kiss, but rather a darn locate more genuine!

20. There are just two sorts of individuals on the planet, the Irish and the individuals who wish they were.

21. Where the tongue slips, it talks reality.

22. May your considerations be as happy as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a melody. May every day bring you splendid, upbeat hours that stay with all of you the year long.

23. A decent snicker and a long rest are the two best cures.

24. May the rooftop above you never fall in, and those assembled underneath it never drop out.

25. On the off chance that it’s suffocating you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.

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May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,

1.May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

2.An old Irish recipe for longevity:

Leave the table hungry.

Leave the bed sleepy.

Leave the bar thirsty.

3.Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember


4.As you slide down the banister of life,

May the splinters never point the wrong way.

5.Always remember to forget

The troubles that passed away.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.


6.Tis better to buy a small bouquet

And give to your friend this very day,

Than a bushel of roses white and red

To lay on his coffin after he’s dead.

7.May the blessings of each day

Be the blessings you need most.

8.Life is like a cup of tea,

it’s all in how you make it!

9.We cannot share this sorrow

If we haven’t grieved a while.

Nor can we feel another’s joy

Until we’ve learned to smile.

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10.I complained that I had no shoes

Until I met a man who had no feet.

11.St. Patrick was a gentleman

Who through strategy and stealth

Drove all the snakes from Ireland.

Here’s toasting to his health.

But not too many toastings

Lest you lose yourself and then

Forget the good St. Patrick

And see all those snakes again.

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12.For the test of the heart is trouble

And it always comes with years.

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth

Is the smile that shines through the tears.

13.What is Irish diplomacy?

It’s the ability to tell a man to go to hell,

So that he will look forward to making the trip.

14.An Irish method for tackling problems:

There comes a time when you must take the bull

By the tail and face the situation squarely.

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  • “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
  • “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.”
  • “A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.”
  • “As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.”
  • “A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
  • “May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”
  • “He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all.”
  • “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 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. And our ale never turn musty.”
  • “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”
  • “Maybe it’s bred in the bone, but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven to some of us.” (Nancy O’Keefe)
  • “There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.” (John Millington Synge)
  • “May you have a world of wishes at your command. God and his angels close to hand. Friends and family their love to impart, and Irish blessings deep in your heart!”
  • “May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”
  • “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 your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, and may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
  • “May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish eyes are smiling

Sure it’s like a morning spring.

In the lilt of Irish laughter,

You can hear the angels sing.

When Irish hearts are happy,

All the world seems bright and gay.

And when Irish eyes are smiling,

Sure, they steal your heart away.


Irish Blessings

May the road rise up to meet you,

may the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and the rain fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


May You Enjoy the Four Greatest Blessings

Honest work to occupy you.

A hearty appetite to sustain you.

A good woman to love you.

And a wink from the God above.

May you live a long life, full of gladness and health. With a pocket full of gold, as the least of your wealth.

May the dreams you hold dearest, be those which come true. The kindness you spread, keep returning to you.

May the friendships you make, be those which endure; and all of your grey clouds, be small ones for sure.

And trusting in Him, to Whom we all pray; May a song fill your heart, every step of the way.


May the Lord Bless You

May the LORD bless you and keep you;

May the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

May the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)


Ode to the Shamrock

There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,

‘Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;

And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,

And with dew from his eye often wet it.

It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland,

And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.


St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

I bind unto myself today

The strong Name of the Trinity,

By invocation of the same

The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this today to me forever

By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;

His baptism in Jordan river,

His death on Cross for my salvation;

His bursting from the spicèd tomb,

His riding up the heavenly way,

His coming at the day of doom

I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power

Of the great love of cherubim;

The sweet ‘Well done’ in judgment hour,

The service of the seraphim,

Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,

The Patriarchs’ prayers, the prophets’ scrolls,

All good deeds done unto the Lord

And purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today

The virtues of the star lit heaven,

The glorious sun’s life giving ray,

The whiteness of the moon at even,

The flashing of the lightning free,

The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,

The stable earth, the deep salt sea

Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today

The power of God to hold and lead,

His eye to watch, His might to stay,

His ear to hearken to my need.

The wisdom of my God to teach,

His hand to guide, His shield to ward;

The word of God to give me speech,

His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,

The vice that gives temptation force,

The natural lusts that war within,

The hostile men that mar my course;

Or few or many, far or nigh,

In every place and in all hours,

Against their fierce hostility

I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,

Against false words of heresy,

Against the knowledge that defiles,

Against the heart’s idolatry,

Against the wizard’s evil craft,

Against the death wound and the burning,

The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,

Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,

The strong Name of the Trinity,

By invocation of the same,

The Three in One and One in Three.

By Whom all nature hath creation,

Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:

Praise to the Lord of my salvation,

Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

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St Patrick’s Day Sayings Funny 2018:

The Irish are famous for two things. One, they can drink like a fish and keep the spirit flowing. Two, they know how to take a joke. The Irish also love to joke, especially about themselves. They don’t care about political correctness and other such mumbo-jumbo. For them, a below-the-belt barb is an expression of endearment.

The Irish are also noted for their tremendous sense of humor. Their quick-wittedness is evident in these Irish sayings and quotes.

Some famous witty Irishmen like Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Conan O’Brien and F. Scott Fitzgerald have achieved global fame for their extraordinary wit and wisdom. Their words reveal their brilliant imagination. Embrace Irish humor on St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish love their culture, history, and traditions. They love cracking jokes and drinking beer (like Guinness) and Irish whiskey (like Jameson’s or Bushmill’s). However, if you don’t have an appetite for insults, watch out for their sharp tongue — the Irish spare no one in their quick comebacks. If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, arm yourself with witticisms to level the playing field.

Quotes About The Irish

Sidney Littlewood
“The Irish don’t know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.”

Oliver Herford
“The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.”

Winston Churchill
“We have always found the Irish a bit odd.

They refuse to be English.”

John Pentland Mahaffy
“In Ireland, the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.”

Irish Blessing
“May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.”

Brendan Behan
“If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.”

Ann Kennedy
“The one thing us Irish have is the ability to laugh at ourselves.

God bless us all.”

Stephen Colbert
“The shamrock is a religious symbol. St. Patrick said the leaves represented the trinity: the Father, the son and the holy spirit. That’s why four-leaf clovers are so lucky; you get a bonus Jesus.”

Ralph Wiggum“The Simpsons”
“And that’s where I saw the leprechaun. He told me to burn things!”

Margot Leitman“Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil”
“St. Patrick’s Day is a holy day for Roman Catholics in Ireland to pray and a day for drunk people to vomit with their pants down in New Jersey.”

Jon Stewart
“Making it [St. Patrick’s Day] a great day for the Irish, but just an OK day if you’re looking for a quiet tavern to talk, read or have a white wine spritzer.”

Jimmy Fallon
“And on me final night, I got as lucky as a clover, I met a purdy lassie, drunk enough to come on over.”

“In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to converse with the Almighty.”

Laura Kightlinger
“It’s a big deal about whether or not gays can march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and I have to say that on some level I kind of see their point. Because when you think about it, it is a real macho heterosexual event. Bunch of guys in short skirts on a cart made of rose pedals sharing a bagpipe.

That’s not for sissies.”

Jay Leno
“This is St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles, ‘Luck O’ The Irish Recipes.’ Delicious Irish guacamole. Corned beef and guacamole.”

Irish Saying
“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!”

Ellen DeGeneres
“The legend goes that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. I was thinking … that must be hard to put all the tiny seatbelts on all the snakes.”

Conan O’Brien
“St.Patrick’s Day is named for St. Patrick, the first guy to feed Guinness to a snake.”

Lewis Black
“Who’s this Patrick anyway? The patron saint of liquor distributors? Here’s the real truth, he didn’t get rid of snakes in Ireland. He just got rid of the ones he was seeing.”

Sean Morey
“I come from an Irish family. St. Patrick’s Day was our big holiday. The night before we’d hang up our stockings and in the morning they’d be full of beer.”

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St Patrick’s Day Prayers 2018:

God our Father,
you sent Saint Patrick to preach your glory to the people of Ireland.
By the help of his prayers,
may all Christians proclaim your love to all men.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

Dear God,

We thank you that your presence is powerful and real even today. We thank that your Word reminds us over and over again, that you are always with us. Thank you that you go before us, and that you cover us from behind. Thank you for the gift of your Spirit, that you live within us, bringing life and peace. Thank you for your protection over us, that you surround our lives as a shield. Thank you for your grace and favor, for your blessings and love that you so graciously shine over your people. We look to you today, our Lord and Savior, our Rock and Redeemer. Our trust and security are in you alone. Though things may often feel uncertain around us, though struggles may mount up and we feel like we’re facing enemy ground, though darkness tries hard to steal our joy away, we choose to rest in you. Thank you Lord that you are our firm foundation. We walk in your strength and victory, as you pave out our paths, and lead our way. We praise you that you bless us and keep us, that you make your face shine over us. We love you Lord. We hold on to your truth, and rely on your presence in us, and around us.

In Jesus’ Name,


The Celtic Christian tradition has much to offer us living in the modern world. For one, the Celtic people and their descendants possessed an intuitive awareness of God’s presence in all creation—an awareness we moderns have largely lost. From the waves crashing against the craggy Irish coast to the ever-present rain and wind, everything was a sign and manifestation of the Divine.

Moreover, the Irish possessed, and frequently still do, a great love of story and song. In centuries past, evenings were frequently spent at the homes of friends telling tales and saying prayers and singing the heroic feats of warriors and saints. Poetry runs in Irish blood, though it sadly the rest of the world has forgotten to see and to sing the glories of the created world and of its Creator.

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Finally, the Celtic people were people of tremendous faith, faith that endured hardships most of us can only dream of. This faith penetrated every act of life, from making the bed and getting dressed to milking the cows, and a prayer or song sanctified these tasks of the day. These deep-rooted faith sustained the Irish through famine, persecution, and dire poverty for centuries. One of the greatest tragedies of the past 50 years is the devastating collapse of faith among the Irish—though the light is not extinguished entirely and signs of hope remain.

In honor of the feast of St. Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland, I would like to share 5 beautiful prayers from the Celtic tradition. Unlike many modern prayers written in imitation of the Celtic style, these are authentic prayers gathered from original sources by Alexander Carmichael and collected in his massive, six-volume work, the Carmina Gadelica. The prayers I share here were collected and edited from the Carmina Gadelica by Esther de Waal in her book The Celtic Vision. 

House Protecting

God, bless the world and all that is therein.
God, bless my spouse and my children,
God, bless the eye that is in my head,
And bless, O God, the handling of my hand;
What time I rise in the morning early,
What time I lie down late in bed,
Bless my rising in the morning early,
And my lying down late in bed.

God, protect the house and the household,
God, consecrate the children of the motherhood,
God, encompass the flocks of the young,
Be Thou after them and tending them,
What time the flocks ascend the hill and wold,
What time I lie down to sleep,
What time the flocks ascend hill and wold,
What time I lie down in peace to sleep.

The Dedication

Thank to Thee, God,
Who brout’st me from yesterday,
To the beginning of today,
Everlasting joy
To earn for my soul
With good intent.
And for every gift of peace
Thou bestowest on me,
My thoughts, my words,
My deeds, my desires
I dedicate to Thee.
I supplicate Thee,
I beseech Thee,
To keep me from offense
And to shield me tonight,
For the sake of Thy wounds
With Thine offering of grace.


Peace between neighbors,
Peace between kindred,
Peace between lovers,
In love of the King of life.

Peace between person and person,
Peace between wife and husband,
Peace between woman and children,
The peace of Christ above all peace.

Bless, O Christ, my face.
Let my face bless every thing;
Bless, O Christ, mine eye,
Let mine eye bless all it sees.

Grace Before Food

Be with me, O God, at breaking of bread,
Be with me, O God, at the close of my meal;
Let no whit adown my body
That may hurt my sorrowing soul.
O no whit adown my body
That may hurt my sorrowing soul.

The Journey Blessing

Bless to me, O God,
The earth beneath my foot,
Bless to me, O God,
The path whereon I go;
Bless to me, O God,
The thing of my desire;
Thou Evermore of evermore,
Bless Thou to me my rest.

Bless to me the thing
Whereon is set my mind,
Bless to me the thing
Whereon is set my love;
Bless to me the thing
Whereon is set my hope;
O Thou king of kings,
Bless Thout to me mine eye!

 St Patrick’s Day Messages 2018

    1. ‘I-Rish’ you a happy St. Patrick’s day!
    2. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with me. I would hang out with you anyway.
  1. Today, we’re all Irish!
  2. I hope you find yourself blessed this St. Patrick’s day.
  3. It’s the best holiday in March! Happy St. Patrick’s day!
  4. I hope your day is as rich as gold and as colorful as a rainbow.
  5. Green is a good color on you.
  6. “A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” -Unknown

Funny St. Patrick’s Day Wishes

    1. St. Patrick’s day is the best holiday for the environment. It’s the most green.
  1. I hope you have to pinch yourself in unbelief at how amazing your St. Patrick’s Day is.
  2. I’m wishin’ ye a wee bit of a fun time!
  3. “Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.” -Unknown
  4. If you celebrate St. Patrick’s day too much, you get to celebrate hangover day the following day.
  5. Most people don’t know that St. Patrick’s day was invented to help get rid of the oversupply of green beer. It’s a good cause.
  6. “What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?  A rash of good luck.” -Unknown

Flirty St. Patrick’s Day Messages

  1. I’m feeling lucky today. How about you?
  2. Kiss me! It’s St. Patrick’s day!
  3. If I’m not wearing green, I get a pinch. What do I get if I’m not wearing anything?
  4. You are the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow.
  5. Ireland is a beautiful land, but it isn’t near as beautiful as you.
  6. I must be a four leaf clover, because I am lucky to be with you!
  7. Your wee leprechaun wants to grant you three wishes tonight.
  8. I’d like to run my fingers down your rainbow to the pot of gold.
  9. You look good in green. You also look good in nothing.
  10. Everyone needs a little beer and a little Irish in them on St. Patrick’s day.
  11. Chasing gold will never make you happy. Just ask the Leprechaun. I am happy, because I have you.
  12. I’ll be sure to check every square inch of you to find out what you are wearing that might be green.

St.Patricks Day Quotes 2018

  1. “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” -Tennessee Williams
  2. “The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.” -Saint Patrick
  3. “We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.” -Winston Churchill
  4. “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” –Irish Saying
  5. “Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.” -Saint Patrick
  6. “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you, wherever you go.” -Irish Blessing
  7. “Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.” -Dave Barry
  8. “If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me.” – Saint Patrick
  9. “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” -Irish Blessing

 St Patrick’s Day Recipes 2018:

1.Corned Beef and Cabbage 

2.Irish Stew

3.Irish Soda bread

4.St patrick’s Day Apetizers

5.Side Dishes


St Patrick’s Day Treats 2018:

Treat your kids — Irish or not — to something special and sweet this St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve rounded up 21 great ideas, including everything from Lucky Charms-laced Rice Krispies treats to green cookies, brownies, and even milk! Whether you prefer your recipes super easy or extra-ambitious, you’ll find a St. Paddy’s Day treat that will please you and your little ones right here.

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“This recipe worked out great for St. Patrick’s Day. Who knew making your own frosting could be so easy and so much better than the store bought version?”



“These parfaits were excellent. They were very festive, delicious and easy to prepare.”



“This is an amazing recipe! The taste of matcha is delicate and the texture just perfect.”

-Dina Cohen


“These cookies are to die for. They never stay around our house for long when I make them.”



“This is quite possibly the best brownie I have ever had. It is so moist and just melts in your mouth.”




“These were fabulous cupcakes. I topped them with buttercream frosting and they were a huge hit.”

-Chef Doozer

 St Patrick’s Day Verses 2018

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

Irish Diplomacy… is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.


Having many Irish friends, acquaintances and customers I was asked if I would add a page of St Patrick’s Day verse.
I’ll be honest, none of this work is my own,
but the old one’s are the best as they say, and in this case I’ll agree . . 

St Patrick’s Day Poems 2018

The Irish…

Be they kings, or poets, or farmers,

They’re a people of great worth,

They keep company with the angels,

And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.


A Toast from Ireland:

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 forward.

St Patrick’s Day Funny Quotes 2018


Saint Patrick was a gentleman,

he came from decent people,

In Dublin town he built a church,

and put upon’t a steeple;

His father was a Callaghan,

his mother was a Brady,

His aunt was an O’Shaughnessy,

and his uncle was a Grady.

Then success to bold St. Patrick’s fist,

he was a saint so clever;

He gave the snakes and toads a twist,

and banished them forever.


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St. Patrick’s Day is with us,

The day when all that’s seen

To right and left and everywhere

Is green, green, green!

And Irish tunes they whistle

And Irish songs they sing,

To-day each Irish lad walks out

As proud as any king.


I’ll wear a four-leaf shamrock

In my coat, the glad day through,

For my father and mother are Irish

And I am Irish too!


May love and laughter light your days,

and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons

bring the best to you and yours!


To the land of his masters

a shepherd boy came,

But to conquer their hearts,

not to seek for his fame,

And now his blessed name is known

all the world wide,

And the glory of Patrick

is Ireland’s best pride.


Oh, I love to see the shamrocks

Boys wear March seventeen,

And I love the girls’ green ribbons,

And bits of evergreen;

For they stand for brave St. Patrick,

So fearless and so good –

Oh! the Irish ought to love him,

Just as everybody should!

Bertha E. Bush


Wherever you go and whatever you do,

May the luck of the Irish be there with you.


Saint Patrick was a gentleman…

Who through strategy and stealth…

Drove all the snakes from Ireland…

Here’s a drinkee to his health!

But not too many drinkees…

Lest we lose ourselves and then…

Forget the good Saint Patrick…

And see them snakes again!


May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


May you live as long as you want,

And never want as long as you live.


Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember

The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget

The friends that proved untrue.

But never forget to remember

Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget

The troubles that passed away.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.


Tis better to buy a small bouquet

And give to your friend this very day,

Than a bushel of roses white and red

To lay on his coffin after he’s dead


These aren’t so much the sort of thing you’d put in a card or send to someone as a St Patricks Day Verse, but they’re so good I couldn’t resist including them . . . . they make me smile 🙂 

The Mouse on the Barroom Floor

Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor

when the pub was shut for the night.

Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse

and stood in the pale moonlight.

He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,

then back on his haunches he sat.

And all night long you could hear him roar,

‘Bring on the goddam cat!’


An Irishman’s Philosophy

In life, there are only two things to worry about—

Either you are well or you are sick.

If you are well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about—

Either you will get well or you will die.

If you get well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you die, there are only two things to worry about—

Either you will go to heaven or hell.

If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.

And if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends.

You won’t have time to worry!


The Way We Tell a Story (Pat McCarty 1851-1931)

Says I to him, I says, says I,

Says I to him, I says,

The thing, says I, I says to him,

Is just, says I, this ways.

I hev’, says I, a gret respeck

For you and for your breed,

And onything I could, I says,

I’d do, I wud indeed.

I don’t know any man, I says,

I’d do it for, says I,

As fast, I says, as for yoursel’,

That’s tellin’ ye no lie.

There’s nought, says I, I wudn’t do

To plase your feyther’s son,

But this, I says, ye see, says I,

I says, it can’t be done.


Murphy’s Law

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you expect.

And if anything can go wrong,

It will, at the worst possible moment.

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