The Best Irish Blessings, Toasts and Prayers
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 Amazon.com
A great collection of well know Irish blessings and toasts
- Island Ireland: Irish Blessings & Prayers
May the road rise to meet you... find the words to your favourite Irish blessings and prayers at Island Ireland.
An excellent collection of Irish and Celtic wedding vows and blessings
- Irish Wedding Blessings for a Traditional Wedding
Irish wedding blessings are similar to Irish readings. Some can be shortened versions of Irish readings. Blessings can be said at any time throughout the traditional Irish wedding day.
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.