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The Best Irish Blessings, Toasts and Prayers

Updated on February 2, 2015

What is an Irish Blessing?

Very traditional sayings, Irish Blessings, Toasts and Prayers are sometimes humorous, but more often meant to elicit feelings of well-being, warmth, and well-wishes. They are often said between friends and family, and sometimes in just general good fun and in good company.happiness, amongst both friends and strangers.

The older and more traditional Irish Blessings and Prayers are also full of meaning and often written very poetically. Irish toasts, while also poetic, are more mirthful, joyous and typically meant to arouse laughter.

While a large portion of Irish Blessings and Toasts can be said for a wide range of occasions, (or no specific occasion at all), there are also those that are written specifically for special occasions such as weddings or new home purchases.

Some of the most popular Irish Blessings & Toasts

There are hundreds of Irish blessings and toasts that can be found. Check out the links below to discover many of them, and for more complete resources of Irish Blessings and relevant information, as well as great gifts related to Irish Blessings, check out some book that can be purchased on

Books about and containing Irish Blessing, Prayers and Toasts

These books make great gifts but are also handy just to have around as a valuable resource and for interesting, uplifting reading.

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    • TraceyM2 profile image

      TraceyM2 9 years ago

      Nice to read over these and remember some I had forgotten. Great lens. Would you consider adding it to my new Irish group


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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      The Riverdancers send you St. Patrick's Day greetings.