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45 Wholesome Irish Sayings: May the Luck of the Irish Be With You

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Have you heard the term luck of the Irish? Some people think that Irish luck is just a myth, while others truly believe it’s real. I say that we could all use a bit of Irish luck once in a while!

Whether you’re a true believer or you’re just looking for something wholesome and inspiring, these Irish sayings are bound to at least make you feel a bit luckier!

45 Irish Sayings With Wholesome Messages

Wise Irish Sayings to Make Your Day Blessed

#1. “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.”

#2. “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.”

#3. “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!”

#4. “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”

#5. “‘Tis better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!”

#6. “May the roof above you never fall in and those gathered beneath it never fall out.”

#7. “Never scald your lips with another man’s porridge.”

#8. “What butter and whiskey won’t cure, there is no cure for.”

#9. “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each day and night.”

#10. “May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!”

#11. “However long the day, the evening will come.”

Humorous Irish Sayings to Brighten Up a Gloomy Day

#12. “An old person is a child twice.”

#13. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

#14. “A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.”

#15. “You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.”

Irish Sayings You Should Learn By Heart

#16. “A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”

#17. “Beware of the anger of a patient man.”

#18. “I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

#19. “Time is a great storyteller.”

#20. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.”

#21. “The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.”

#22. “If you buy what you don’t need, you might have to sell what you do.”

Sweet and Wholesome Irish Sayings

#23. “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.”

#24. “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 year long.”

#25. “No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his daughter’s arm around his neck.”

#26. “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!”

#27. “May you only grow old in the face. Be treasured and cared for with grace.”

#28. “As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole.”

#29. “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.”

#30. “Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.”

#31. “A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.”

#32. “Soft words butter no parsnips, but they won’t harden the heart of the cabbage either.”

#33. “Age is honorable, and youth is noble.”

#34. “Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.”

#35. “Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.”

Irish Sayings and Positive Wishes to Send to Your Friends

#36. “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.”

#37. “May God grant you always, a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, and a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you.”

#38. “May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch to your door, happiness be with you now and bless you evermore.”

#39. “May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint.”

#40. “May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you, falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul, with the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.”

#41. “May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you, carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean, sparkling after in the sunlight.”

#42. “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.”

#43. “May there always be work for your hands to do, and may your purse always hold a coin or two.”

#44. “May the sun always shine on your windowpane, and may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.”

#45. “Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”


Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter if Irish luck is just a myth. What matters is that the Irish believe in it. Just look at all these wholesome Irish sayings, and you’ll understand what I mean!

In the end, no matter where we’re from, it won’t hurt to take a page out of their book and read an Irish saying or two, especially when we’re feeling down in the dumps. You never know — your luck just might change!