St. Patrick's Day Quotes and Blessings

Celebrate with Traditional Irish Blessings and Quotes

St. Patrick's Day is intrinsic to the history of Ireland. Many Irish families enjoy participating in parades, cookouts, and St. Patrick's Day community programs. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach kids more about Irish culture. For the non-Irish, it's a chance to learn more about these traditions and share your own.

You can share these traditional Irish blessings and quotes with others on St. Patrick's Day.

By sharing these quotes on social media sites, you can help expand the reach of Irish culture.

Adrienne Cook

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."

Irish Blessing

"May you always walk in sunshine.

May you never want for more.

May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. "

Irish Blessing

"May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you."

Irish Blessing

"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door."

Irish Blessing

"May you live to be a hundred years,

With one extra year to repent."

Stephen Braveheart

"In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God."

St. Patrick

"May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us.

Be always ours this day and for evermore."

Edna O'Brien

"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious."

Jonathan Swift

"May you live all the days of your life."

Old Celtic Blessing

"May the blessing of light be on you--

light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you

and warm your heart

till it glows like a great peat fire."

Irish Blessing

"May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do – and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always."

Irish Saying

"Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.

Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.

A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...

That's the Irish for You!"


Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.

"When Irish eyes are smiling,

Sure 'tis like the morn in spring.

In the lilt of Irish laughter

You can hear the angels sing

When Irish hearts are happy

All the world seems bright and gay

And when Irish eyes are smiling

Sure, they steal your heart away."


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