50 Best Irish Blessings to Read Aloud on St. Patrick's Day
"May the Lord keep you in His hand..." 🍀
We'd be remiss not to drop a fun phrase like "Top o' the morning!" or "Erin go Bragh!" on March 17. They're classics! Still, anyone can admit these aren't the most, well, inspiring St. Patrick's Day quotes. You might just want something a bit more thoughtful when it comes to a St. Patrick's Day Instagram caption or a lunchbox note to your children. Make the most of your holiday by sharing these heartwarming Irish blessings and prayers with your family and friends.
Some celebrate the beauty of Ireland, while others wish fortune upon you and yours. These best St. Patrick's Day quotes are the perfect sentimental message to share with those who are dear to you. If your family is from Ireland, use these blessings to celebrate your heritage and family history. Even if you aren't Irish, send one or two of these prayers to someone in your life who you care about. As one goes, "May you know nothing but happiness, from this day forward." What better way to start off you St. Patrick's Day than by reminding those you love that you're wishing them the best? You can even incorporate these sayings into your St. Patrick's Day decorations by turning them into a print and framing it!
Reading these Irish blessings and prayers is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. And if you really want to transport yourself to the Emerald Isle, have a marathon of Irish movies at night!
May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
Until We've Learned to Smile
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.
Rate a Mansion in Heaven
May you live long,
And rate a mansion in heaven.
Roaring Flames of Your Love
When the roaring flames of your love have burned down to embers,
May you find that you’ve married your best friend.
May you always find three welcomes in life
In a garden during summer,
At a hearth during winter,
And in the hearts of friends throughout all your years.
Those That Don't Love Us
May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.
Blessing of the King
Like the goodness of the five loaves and two fishes,
Which God divided among the five thousand men,
May the blessing of the King who so divided
Be upon our share of this common meal.
A Fellow Who Smiles
Here's to a fellow who smiles
When life runs along like a song.
And here's to the lad who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
May The Lord Keep You
May the Lord keep you in His hand
And never close His fist too tight.
Every Gentle Wind
May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus, too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
A World of Wishes
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 Have Love
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!
Remember to Forget
Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
Bless You and Yours
Bless you and yours,
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well-thatched,
And those inside be well-matched.
As Healthy as a Trout
May you escape the gallows, avoid distress,
And be as healthy as a trout.
Wishing you a pot o' gold,
And all the joy your heart can hold.
May the Leprechauns Dance
May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.
May Your Feet Never Sweat
May your feet never sweat,
your neighbor gives you ne're a treat.
When flowers bloom, I hope you'll not sneeze,
and may you always have someone to squeeze!
The Banister of Life
As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.
May God Be With You
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.
Erin Cavoto is the Editorial Assistant at ThePioneerWoman.com, covering food, holidays, home decor, and more.
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