Irish Toasts For Weddings, Drinking

Spread Irish cheer and goodwill with these famous Irish toasts!

You’ll find the perfect words to say when you want to make an Irish toast at weddings, holidays, celebrations, and more.


    Best Irish toasts ever

    Let’s begin with a selection of light-hearted toasts that are good for a laugh and a smile whenever a pint is raised among friends.

    Funny Irish toasts

    1.) I drink to your health when I’m with you,
    I drink to your health when I’m alone,
    I drink to your health so often,
    I’m starting to worry about my own!

    2.) As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.

    3.) Here’s health and prosperity,
    To you and all your posterity,
    And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity,
    That they be damned for all eternity.

    4.) Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
    Who through strategy and stealth,
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
    Here’s a toasting to his health.
    But not too many toastings
    Lest you lose yourself and then
    Forget the good Saint Patrick
    And see all those snakes again.

    5.) May the lilt of Irish laughter
    lighten every load.
    May the mist of Irish magic
    shorten every road…
    And may all your friends remember
    all the favors you are owed!

    6.) Here’s to our wives and girlfriends…
    May they never meet!

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    Humorous sayings

    7.) Here’s to you and here’s to me
    I pray that friends we’ll always be,
    But if by chance we disagree,
    The heck with you and here’s to me!

    8.) Here’s to a temperance supper,
    With water in glasses tall,
    And coffee and tea to end with–
    And me not there at all!

    9.) May all your ups and downs be under the sheets.

    10.) 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.

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    11.) May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband.

    12.) When God measures you, may he put the tape around your big and generous heart and not around your small and foolish head.

    Irish toasts

    Clever Irish sayings

    13.) Health and long life to you.
    The wife of your choice to you.
    A child every year to you,
    And life without rent to you
    And may you be half an hour in heaven
    Before the devil knows you’re dead.

    14.) As you ramble through life,
    whatever be your goal;
    keep your eye upon the doughnut,
    and not upon the hole.

    15.) 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.

    16.) May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up!

    17.) Four blessings upon you…
    Older whiskey
    Younger women
    Faster horses
    More money.

    18.) Tis glad I am,
    and glad I’ll be,
    knowing you like the likes of me.

    19.) May the dust of your carriage wheels blind the eyes of your foes.

    20.) It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow
    than to spend tonight like there’s no money!

    21.) May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.

    Short Irish toasts

    1.) May the rocks in your field turn to gold.

    2.) May the blessings of each day
    Be the blessings you need most.

    3.) Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

    4.) May their soul be on God’s right hand.

    5.) May the devil say a prayer for you.

    6.) May your wishes come true and your truth be wise.

    7.) May your bank account always be bigger than your troubles.

    8.) If God sends you down a stony path, may He give you strong shoes.

    9.) Here’s to the land of the shamrock, where Irish hearts are true.

    Simple sayings

    10.) The grace of God on you.

    11.) My seven blessings on you.

    12.) Let’s be drinking!

    13.) May the most you wish for
    Be the least you get.

    14.) One hundred thousand welcomes!

    15.) Wishing you a pot o’ gold,
    And all the joy your heart can hold.

    Traditional Irish toasts

    1.) Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green,
    Here’s to each lad and his darlin’ colleen,
    Here’s to the ones we love dearest and most.
    May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast!

    2.) May your blessings outnumber
    The Shamrocks that grow.
    And may trouble avoid you
    Wherever you go.

    3.) That your patch of trouble
    may not cover the hole
    in a leprechaun’s breeches.

    4.) May the leprechauns dance over your bed
    and bring you sweet dreams!

    5.) May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.

    Irish blessings and wishes

    6.) 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!

    7.) May your troubles be less,
    And your blessings be more.
    And nothing but happiness,
    Come through your door.

    8.) May there be a generation of children on the children of your children. Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and a return to Old Ireland.

    9.) May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!

    10.) 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.

    11.) 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.

    12.) May there always be work for your hands to do;
    May your purse always hold a coin or two;
    May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
    May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
    May the hand of a friend always be near you;
    May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

    13.) May you always have money in your pocket, a woman to love, and a smile on your face.

    14.) May your heart be light and happy,
    May your smile be big and wide,
    And may your pockets always have
    a coin or two inside!

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    Famous Irish toasts

    1.) 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.

    2.) May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always 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 hollow of His hand.

    In Gaelic

    3.) Sláinte (Good health!)
    (pronounced Slawn-che)

    4.) Erin Go Bragh (Ireland forever!)

    Irish drinking toasts

    1.) Here’s to being single, drinking doubles and seeing triple!

    2.) What butter or whiskey does not cure cannot be cured.

    3.) Men are like bagpipes: no sound comes from them till they’re full.

    4.) Health to the man who buys his round
    To heaven’s alehouse be he bound.

    5.) Here’s to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend.
    The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful.

    6.) In all this world, why I do think
    There are five reasons why we drink:
    Good friends,
    good wine,
    lest we be& dry
    and any other reason why.

    7.) My friends are the best friends
    Loyal, willing and able.
    Now let’s get to drinking!
    All glasses off the table!

    8.) Within this goblet, rich and deep, I cradle all my woes to sleep.

    9.) Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!

    Drinking cheers

    10.) Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain
    With grammar and nonsense and learning;
    Good liquor, I stoutly maintain
    Give genius a better discerning.

    11.) Here’s to a wet night and a dry morning.

    12.) Merry met, and merry part,
    I drink to thee with all my heart.

    13.) May the winds of fortune sail you,
    May you sail a gentle sea.
    May it always be the other guy
    who says, ‘this drink’s on me.’

    14.) Here’s to women of the Irish shore;
    I love but one, I love not more.
    But since she’s not here to drink her part,
    I’ll drink her share with all my heart.

    15.) Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.
    If you cheat, may you cheat death.
    If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart.
    If you fight, may you fight for a brother.
    And if you drink, may you drink with me.

    Irish wedding toasts to bride and groom

    To engagement

    1.) Here’s to the groom with the bride so fair, and here’s to the bride with the groom so rare!

    2.) Dance as if no one were watching,
    Sing as if no one were listening,
    And live every day as if it were your last.

    3.) May the roof above you never fall in, and those gather beneath it never fall out.

    4.) May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.

    5.) Wishing you the happiness of a leprechaun’s gold,
    And a day of songs of love that will never grow old!

    6.) May the meaning of this hour be fulfilled through the days and years to come.

    7.) May the grace of God’s protection
    And His great love abide
    Within your home—within the hearts
    Of all who dwell inside.

    To marriage

    8.) Here’s to love, for which there is no cure except to marry.

    9.) May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more.
    And nothing but happiness come through your door.

    10.) May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
    May your troubles grow less as your blessings increase.

    11.) May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
    the foresight to know where you are going,
    and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

    12.) May you always have walls for the winds,
    A roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
    Laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
    And all your heart might desire.

    13.) May the sound of happy music,
    And the lilt of Irish laughter,
    Fill your heart with gladness,
    That stays forever after.

    14.) For this home and all therein be blessed with God’s love.

    15.) May the wind be always at your back,
    may the warm rays of sun fall upon your home.

    Irish toasts to love

    1.) I have known many,
    and liked not a few,
    but loved only one
    and this toast is to you.

    2.) 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.

    3.) Here’s to women’s kisses,
    and to whiskey, amber clear;
    Not as sweet as a woman’s kiss,
    but a darn sight more sincere!

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    Irish toasts to happiness

    1.) To love, life and happiness—may your troubles be few and your blessings many.

    2.) Happiness being a dessert so sweet,
    May life give you more than you can ever eat.

    3.) May your home be filled with laughter
    May your pockets be filled with gold
    And may you have all the happiness
    Your Irish heart can hold.

    4.) Always remember to forget
    The troubles that passed away.
    But never forget to remember
    The blessings that come each day.

    5.) May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more.
    And nothing but happiness come through your door.

    6.) To all the days here and after
    May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.

    7.) May the joys of today
    Be those of tomorrow.
    May the goblets of life
    Hold no dregs of sorrow.

    8.) That the sound of happy music and the lilt of Irish laughter fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.

    9.) 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.

    To friends and family

    1.) Here’s to good Irish friends
    Never above you
    Never below you
    Always beside you.

    2.) Here’s to absent friends and here’s twice to absent enemies.

    3.) May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

    4.) May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.

    5.) May the roof above us never fall in
    and may we friends gathered beneath it never fall out.

    6.) May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

    7.) May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam.

    To friendship

    8.) 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.

    9.) May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

    10.) May your right hand always
    Be stretched out in friendship
    And never in want.

    11.) May friendship, like wine, improve as time advances.
    And may we always have old wine, old friends, and young cares.

    12.) Long live the Irish / Long live their cheer / Long live our friendship / Year after year.

    To health

    1.) For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way.
    Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

    2.) I wish you health, I wish you well, and happiness galore.
    I wish you luck for you and friends; what could I wish you more?

    3.) May you have the health to wear it.

    4.) May God bring good health to your enemies’ enemies.

    5.) May you escape the gallows, avoid distress,
    And be as healthy as a trout.

    6.) Health and long life to you
    Land without rent to you
    And if you can’t go to Heaven
    At least may you die in Ireland!

    To good luck

    1.) May luck be your friend in whatever you do
    And may trouble always be a stranger to you.

    2.) In the name of old Erin
    here’s wishing you cheer,
    good luck and good fortune
    for many a year.

    3.) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
    May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

    4.) If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…
    You’re lucky enough!

    5.) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
    may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

    6.) May you have all the happiness
    and luck that life can hold—
    And at the end of all your rainbows
    may you find a pot of gold.

    The luck of the Irish

    7.) May the luck of the Irish be with you!

    8.) 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.

    9.) Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
    Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
    A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
    That’s the Irish for you!

    10.) May the luck of the Irish possess you / May the devil fly off with your worries / May God bless you forever and ever.

    11.) May the luck of the Irish
    Lead to happiest heights
    And the highway you travel
    Be lined with green lights.
    -Wherever you go and whatever you do,
    May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

    12.) May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck,
    brightened by a song in your heart
    and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.

    Irish holiday toasts


    1.) Here’s to holly and ivy hanging up,
    And to something wet in every cup.

    2.) The light of the Christmas star to you
    The warmth of home and hearth to you
    The cheer and good will of friends to you
    The hope of a childlike heart to you
    The joy of a thousand angels to you
    The love of the Son and
    God’s peace to you.

    3.) A Merry Christmas this December
    To a lot of folks I don’t remember.

    New Year

    4.) May we be alive at this same time again next year!

    5.) May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you, and may the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us in the New Year.

    6.) 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.

    St Patrick’s Day (St Patty’s Day)

    7.) May the leprechauns be near you,
    To spread luck along your way.
    May all the Irish angels,
    Smile upon you on St. Patrick’s Day.

    Events, celebrations, and special occasions


    1.) May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

    2.) May you have food and raiment,
    a soft pillow for your head.
    May you be forty years in heaven
    before the devil knows you’re dead.

    3.) Here’s to you as good as you are,
    And to me as bad as I am,
    I’m as good as you are,
    Bad and all as I am!

    4.) May your neighbors respect you,
    trouble neglect you,
    the angels protect you,
    and heaven accept you.

    5.) May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

    6.) May the good Lord take a liking to you…
    But not too soon!


    7.) May the joys of today
    Be those of tomorrow.
    The goblets of life
    Hold no dregs of sorrow.


    8.) May your joys be as deep as the oceans,
    your troubles as light as its foam.
    And may you find,
    sweet peace of mind,
    where ever you may roam.

    9.) At the end of the day,
    Let us drink to work well done,
    And if you are an idler,
    We’ll toast tomorrow’s fun!

    10.) May the blessings of light be upon you,
    Light without and light within.
    And in all your comings and goings,
    May you ever have a kindly greeting
    From them, you meet along the road.

    11.) May you always have a clean shirt,
    A clear conscience,
    And enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint.

    12.) May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
    The foresight to know where you are going,
    and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

    Wakes and funerals

    13.) 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.

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 12/23/2021