Irish Poems: 20 Irish Blessings

Irish Poems: 20 Irish Blessings

20 Irish Blessings for St. Patrick’s Day to carry with you everyday throughout the year. Share Irish blessings to express friendship and inspiration on St. Patrick’s Day or when friends and loved ones need words of kindness and encouragement.

I love how the Irish blessings give one the feeling that their cup is “half full” rather than “half empty.” Through all the hardships throughout Irish history, it is amazing how positive the Irish remained able to lift each other up when times were bringing them down.

When I read an Irish blessing, I imagine my great-grandparents arriving from Ireland when they were wee lads and lassies during the time of the potato famine. Words such as these Irish blessings were very important to their overcoming the resistance they met in their new homeland.

20 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.

Irish blessings

For each petal on the shamrock,

This brings a wish your way…

Good health, good luck, and happiness

For today and every day.

Irish blessings

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.

Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.

A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…

That’s the Irish for You!

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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.

Irish blessings

May the saddest day of your future be no worse

than the happiest day of your past.

Irish blessings

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!


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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!

Irish blessings

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.

Irish blessings

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!

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May the good saints protect you,

And bless you today.

And may troubles ignore you,

Each step of the way.

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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 your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

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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 blessings

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.

Irish blessings

May you always walk in sunshine.

May you never want for more.

May Irish angels rest their wings

right beside your door.

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May God grant you always…

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel,

so nothing can harm you.

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May your blessings outnumber

The Shamrocks that grow.

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

Irish blessings

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.

Irish blessings

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do.

And may trouble be always a stranger to you.

Irish blessings

May your troubles be less,

And your blessing be more.

And nothing but happiness,

Come through your door.

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Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

One Comment

  1. Susan Adcox 2012/03/06 at 11:57 pm

    These are great, but some Irish sayings have a bit more bite to them: “Wisdom is the comb given to a man after he has lost his hair.” I have a few more on the blog I wrote for St. Paddy’s day in 2010.

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