- If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!
- Here’s health to your enemies’ enemies!
- May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
- May the wind always be at your back.
- May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you’re dead!
- 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!
- Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden.
- May neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
- It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love.
- I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
- 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.
- May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.
- You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.
- May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.
- May the roof above you never fall in and those gathered beneath it never fall out.
- Tis better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!
- May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
- A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
- Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.
- A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
- Here’s to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.
- A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.
- There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
- Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
- If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.
- There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
- Don’t be breaking your shin on a stool that’s not in your way.
- May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching.
- May the most you wish for be the least you get.
- Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.
- The man who has luck in the morning has luck in the afternoon.
- Men are like bagpipes – no sound comes from them until they are full.
- A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a shout come from without, and see them all unite.
- In every land, hardness is in the north of it, softness in the south, industry in the east, and fire and inspiration in the west.
- May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.
- The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
- May the grass grow long on the road to Hell for want of use.
- Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.
- Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.
- 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!
- It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
- What butter and whiskey won’t cure, there is no cure for.
- There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
- Here’s to Hell! May the stay there be as fun as the way there!
- Never scald your lips with another man’s porridge.
- May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty!
- Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
- May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!
- May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
- You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
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