Irish Proverbs to Live By

Irish proverbs and blessings

Top of the morning to you! If you’ve been following along, you know how much I love my Irish heritage. If you haven’t been following along, well now’s a good time to go back and read my other blog posts. I’ll wait…

Okay, good to go? Great! Now I have another secret to share. I am a huge history nerd! Like, HUGE. So, obviously learning about my various ancestries (Irish, German, Czech, and Scottish) is pretty high on my list. One of my very favorite things about my Irish history (besides the whiskey, of course) is the many Irish Proverbs and Blessings and their meanings.

Some come from history, some from translated Irish Gaelic proverbs, some from Celtic folklore, and still others from modern slang said in English. No matter the origin, many blessings to you and yours as we celebrate our Patron Saint Patrick in this season.

May the road rise up to meet you,
And the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm on your face,
And the rains fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.

Irish proverbs and blessings

May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

Irish proverbs and blessings

May good luck be with you wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

Irish proverbs and blessings

May your days be many and your troubles be few
May all of God’s blessings descend upon you
May peace be within you
May your heart be strong
May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam

Irish proverbs and blessings

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!

Irish proverbs and blessings


Irish Proverbs and Blessings

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