Ireland is a lovely country with a rich history and heritage. Irish blessings are among the most popular traditions that Irish people share, and it's not hard to see why! When Irish people wish one another a happy New Year, they often say, "may your troubles be less and your blessings be more." Irish blessings are said to have been passed down from the Druids, who were an ancient Celtic religious order. They believe that Irish blessings can bring luck and happiness to those who recite them. In this blog post, we share 20 of the best Irish blessings for any occasion!
Travel or Moving Away Blessings
Going on a long trip or moving away can be difficult for those who leave and those who stay at home. Blessings are often used to help people feel safe, protected, and at peace when someone they love is far away. These blessings can be used to bless a person who is moving away.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
This is a famous Irish Blessing that means may God protect you on your journey.
May good luck be with you wherever you go,
and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.
This is another blessing that means good luck on your journey.
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.
This blessing has a bit deeper meaning than the others. It is saying that you should never forget where you came from, know what your goals are for the future, and when to stop or go back if turned on a wrong path.
Irish Wedding Blessings
Irish weddings are known for being full of fun and laughter. Although many different traditions are involved with weddings, including the throwing of the bouquet and garter, one of the most essential parts is blessings. These Irish wedding blessings help to bless a couple and wish them a happy marriage.
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!
This blessing is all about wishing the couple wealth, happiness, love that never ends, good health, and lots of friends.
May your joys be as bright as the morning,
and your sorrows merely be shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.
This blessing also wishes happiness for the couple, but with a slightly deeper tone. It says that their joys should be as bright as morning and their sorrows merely shadow that fade away in couples' love.
May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.
This popular Irish blessing says may your troubles be more minor and blessings are more. It is wishing the couple happiness in everything they do, forever!
Funny Irish Blessings
Those are my favorites! Some of the many Irish blessings people like to give. They aren't limited to moving away or traveling, weddings, and good luck wishes either! These funny Irish blessings will make you laugh no matter what situation someone is in.
If you're lucky enough to be Irish…
You're lucky enough!
This blessing is simple, but it's all about being Irish!
May you escape the gallows, avoid distress,
and be as healthy as a trout.
This blessing wishes someone safety, happiness, and good health.
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.
This blessing is full of wit and humor. It's wishing someone safety, happiness, good health, love from everyone they know or don't know that the ones who don't love them will be easily recognized by their limp!
Bless your little Irish heart
and every other Irish part.
That's another one of all about being Irish!
May your troubles be as few and as far apart
As my Grandmother's teeth.
I think this blessing does not require any comments.
Irish Friendship blessings are a way to express love and gratitude for friends.
There are good ships and there are wood ships,
the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
and may they always be.
A best friend is like a four-leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
When I count my blessings, I count you twice.
May God bless you.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you,
I could walk through my garden forever.
This one is more about love. But what is love? It's a friendship between two people.
Irish Blessings for Any Occasion
Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or wishing someone well, Irish blessings are always appropriate! Here are some of the blessings that might be used for any occasion or simply wish someone well.
Wishing you a pot o' gold
and all the joy your heart can hold.
May you live as long as you want
and never want as long as you live.
May the saddest day of your future
be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May luck be your friend in whatever you do,
and may trouble always be a stranger to you.
May the Lord keep you in His hand
and never close His fist too tight.
That's right! Our list of 20 best Irish blessings has come to an end. Of course, the "best Irish blessings" - that's only relative. Irish people have thousands of different blessings that they use in their everyday lives we even never heard about.
It can be challenging to find the right words for a happy occasion, so it's always nice to have a few ready-made Irish blessings. These classic sayings will help you share your warm wishes with friends and family alike! Use these traditional Irish blessings as well as modern adaptations of them today. I hope that this list has helped you find the blessing that you were looking for.