Irish Drinking Toasts and Quotes

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Frank Sinatra said, "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy." Well, the Irish certainly love their drink. Is it any wonder then that even their coffee has alcohol? You can see the Irish fondness for alcohol in Irish drinking quotes and toasts. It is tough not to be intoxicated with these Irish drinking quotes.

Ed McMahon

God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

Winston Churchill

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Barry McCaffrey

When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.

Irish Quote

When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven.

Irish Proverb

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.

Alex Levine

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups:
alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.

Noel Gallagher

I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my Mum. I know I've got Irish blood because I wake up every day with a hangover.

Author Unknown

For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.

Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking class.

Irish Drinking Toasts

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.


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.