Read Some Irish Blessings

Paddymagic is a Good Luck Blessing from Ireland for people who want Happiness and Good Fortune!

AN OLD IRISH WEDDING BLESSING.

Horse Shoe Fairy Lucky Charm

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.

The Leprechaun

Near misty stream in Ireland

in the hollow of a tree

Live mystical, magical leprechauns

who are clever as can be

With their pointed ears,

and turned up toes and little coats of green

The leprechauns busily make their shoes

and try hard not to be seen.

Only those who really believe

have seen these little elves

And if we are all believers

We can surely see for ourselves.

~Irish Blessing~

FOUR-LEAF CLOVERS

I know a place where the sun is like gold.

And the cherry blooms burst with snow;

And down underneath is the loveliest nook,

Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for hope, and one for faith.

And one is for love you know;

But God put another in for luck–

If you search, you will find where they grow.

But you must have hope, and you must have faith;

You must love and be strong’ and so.

If you work, if you wait, you will find the place

Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

~Ella Higginson~

IRISH SONGS AND POEMS

WEE BIT O’ IRISH

You’re the flash and sparkle in dark Irish eyes.

You’re the whimsey and charm of leprechaun guise.

You’re the treasured gold at the rainbow’s end.

You’re the beauty and mystery of emerald glens.

You’re the top o’ the mornin’ ~ my cup of tea.

You’re springtime adornin’…blessings on thee.

~Author Unknown~

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I’M LOOKING OVER A FOUR LEAF CLOVER

I’m looking over a four-leaf clover

That I overlooked before.

One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,

Third is the roses that grow in the lane.

No need explaining, the one remaining

Is somebody I adore.

I’m looking over a four-leaf clover

That I overlooked before

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN

Sure, a little bit o’ Heaven

fell from out of the sky one day,

And nestled on the ocean

in a spot so far away;

And the angels found it,

sure it looked so sweet and fair.

They said suppose we leave it,

for it looks so peaceful there!

So they sprinkled it with star dust

just to make the shamrocks grow;

‘Tis the only place you’ll find them,

No matter where you go;

Then they dotted it with silver

To make its lakes so grand,

And when they had it finished

Sure they called it IRELAND!

~Author Unknown~

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AN IRISH LULLABY

Over in Killarney, many years ago,

Me Mother sang a song to me

in tones so sweet and low.

Just a simple little ditty,

in her good old Irish way.

And I’d give the world if she could sing

that song to me this day.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Hush now don’t you cry!

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, That’s an Irish lullaby.

~Author Unknown~

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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.

~Author Unknown~

WEE LITTLE PATRICK

Patrick is a leprechaun

He has a sack of gold

He hides it in a special place

Between two stumps, I’m told

I think I once saw Patrick

Out in the woods at play

He smiled and laughed and winked his eye

And then he ran away

Don’t try to follow Patrick

To find his treasure sack

He’ll twist and jump and run away

And he never will come back.

~Author Unknown by me~

Go mbeannaí Dia duit

(May God bless you)

Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin

(There’s no place like home)

Sláinte

(Cheers)

Sláinte chugat

(Good health to you)

Q. What do you get when you cross poison ivy

with a four-leaf clover?

A. A rash of good luck. :-) )

IRISH BLESSINGS.

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,

and guide you in whatever you do–

and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields and,

Until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May you have love that never ends,

lots of money, and lots of friends.

Health be yours, whatever you do,

and may God send many blessings to you!

May the sun shine, all day long,

everything go right, and nothing wrong.

May those you love bring love back to you,

and may all the wishes you wish come true!

May your feet never sweat,

your neighbor give you ne’re a treat.

When flowers bloom, I hope you’ll not sneeze,

and may you always have someone to sqeeze!

I-rish you a very nice place to live,

I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.

I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–

I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!

May you have:

A world of wishes at your command.

God and his angels close to hand.

Friends and family their love impart,

and Irish blessings in your heart!

May you alway walk in sunshine.

May you never want for more.

May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

May God grant you many years to live,

For sure he must be knowing.

The earth has angels all too few.

And heaven is overflowing.

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 God grant you always…

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm 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.

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

For each petal on the shamrock.

This brings a wish your way

Good health, good luck, and happiness

For today and every day.

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 peace and plenty be the first,

To lift the latch to your door.

And happiness be guided to your home,

By the candle of Christmas.

May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,

May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face,

May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart,

May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.

May you always have work for your hands to do.

May your pockets hold always a coin or two.

May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.

May the 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 your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,

May your heart be as light as a song,

May each day bring you bright, happy hours,

That stay with you all the year long.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.

Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.

A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…

That’s the Irish for You!

May the good saints protect you,

And bless you today.

And may troubles ignore you,

Each step of the way.

May joy and peace surround you,

Contentment latch your door,

And happiness be with you now,

And bless you evermore.

May the saint protect ye-

An’ sorrow neglect ye,

An’ bad luck to the one

That doesn’t respect ye

t’ all that belong to ye,

An long life t’ yer honor-

That’s the end of my song t’ ye!

May good luck be your friend

IN whatever you do.

And may trouble be always

A stranger to you.

May your blessings outnumber

The Shamrocks that grow.

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

These things, I warmly wish for you-

Someone to love, some work to do,

A bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer.

And a guardian angel always near.

Whenever there is happiness

Hope you’ll be there too,

Wherever there are friendly smiles

Hope they’ll smile on you,

Whenever there is sunshine,

Hope it shine especially for you to make each day

for you as bright as it can be.

May your troubles be less,

And your blessing be more.

And nothing but happiness,

Come through your door.

May brooks and trees and singing hills

Join in the chorus too,

And every gentle wind that blows

Send happiness to you.

Lucky stars above you,

Sunshine on your way,

Many friends to love you,

Joy in work and play-

Laughter to outweigh each care,

In your heart a song-

And gladness waiting everywhere

All your whole life long!

When the first light of sun-

Bless you.

When the long day is done-

Bless you.

In your smiles and your tears-

Bless you.

Through each day of your years-

Bless you.

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.

May the soft winds freshen your spirit.

May the sunshine brighten your heart

May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.

And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

He who loses money, loses much;

He who loses a friend, loses more;

He who loses faith, loses all.

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 the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.

And find your shoulder to light on.

To bring you luck, happiness and riches.

Today, tomorrow and beyond.

May you live a long life

Full of gladness and health,

With a pocket full of gold

As the least of you 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.

AN OLD IRISH WEDDING BLESSING.

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.

IRISH TOASTS.

I have known many, liked not a few,

loved only one, I drink to you.

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May you live as long as you want,

and never want as long as you live.

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May the grass grow long

on the road to hell for want of use.

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As you slide down the banisters of life

may the splinters never point the wrong way.

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May your troubles be as few and as far apart

as my Grandmothers teeth.

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May the roof above us never fall in,

and may we friends gathered below never fall out.

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May there be a generation of children

on the children of your children.

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May the Lord keep you in His hand

and never close His fist too tight.

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May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.

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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

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May the strength of three be in your journey.

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In the New Year, may your right hand always

be stretched out in friendship and never in want.

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Here’s that we may always have a clean shirt,

a clean conscience, and a guinea in our pocket.

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May I see you grey and combing your children’s hair.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May the sound of happy music,

And the lilt of Irish laughter,

fill your heart with gladness,

that stays forever after.

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May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

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Beautiful young people are acts of nature,

But beautiful old people are works of art.

DRINKING TOASTS.

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.

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May your glass be ever full.

May the roof over your head be always strong.

And may you be in heaven half an hour

before the devil knows you’re dead.

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Here’s to you and yours, and to mine and ours.

And if mine and ours ever come across to 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!

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When we drink, we get drunk.

When we get drunk, we fall asleep.

When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.

When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.

So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!

IRISH PROVERBS.

* A drink precedes a story.

* Time is a great story teller.

* A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

* Even a small thorn causes festering.

* Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.

* It is a long road that has no turning.

* As the big hound is, so will the pup be.

* A trade not properly learned is an enemy.

* Put silk on a goat, and it’s still a goat.

* When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.

* There is no fireside like your own fireside.

* It is not a secret if it is known by three people.

* It takes time to build castles.

Rome was not built in a day.

* The man with the boots does not mind

where he places his foot.

* If you do not sow in the spring

you will not reap in the autumn.

* When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it.

Every beginning is weak.

IRISH QUOTATIONS.

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time -

a day to begin transforming

winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”

~By Adrienne Cook~

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“Ireland is rich in literature

that understands a soul’s yearnings,

and dancing that understands a happy heart.”

~By Margaret Jackson~

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“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass

all four essential food groups:

alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.”

~By Alex Levine~

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“Maybe it’s bred in the bone,

but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven

to some of us.”

~By Nancy O’Keeefe~

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“In Ireland the inevitable never happens

and the unexpected constantly occurs.”

~By Sir John Pentland Mahaffy~

“There is no language like the Irish

for soothing and quieting.”

~By John Millington Synge~

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