Backgrounds Used On This Site
Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck. --Daryl Stout
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. --Irish Blessing
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction! --Irish Blessing
You never miss the water till the well has run dry. --Irish Proverb
Half a loaf of bread is better than no bread at all. --Irish Proverb
Remember even if you loose all, keep your good name; for if you loose that you are worthless. --Irish Proverb
Saint Patrick was a gentleman...Who through strategy and stealth...
Drove all the snakes from Ireland...Here's a drinkee to his health!
But not too many drinkees...Lest we lose ourselves and then...
Forget the good Saint Patrick...And see them snakes again!
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth. --Irish Saying
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. --Shane Leslie
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again
--An 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. --An Irish blessing
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book --Irish proverb
In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God. --Stephen Braveheart
The most beautiful music of all is the music of what happens. --Irish proverb
When I realized what I had turned out to be was a lousy, two-bit pool hustler and a drunk, I wasn't depressed at all. I was glad to have a profession. --Danny McGoorty Irish Pool Player
I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy --Danny McGoorty Irish Pool Player
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled. May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May the roads rise to meet you. May the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall soft upon your fields. And, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. May trouble avoid you wherever you go and nothing but happiness come through our door.
May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.
May your blessings out number the shamrocks that grow. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
May those that love us, love us and for those that don't May God turn their hearts. And if He cannot turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we may know them by their limping.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may the always be.
May your home always be too small to hold your friends.
Here's to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours!
May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your neighbors respect you and troubles neglect you and Heaven accept you.
In Heaven there is no beer that's why we drink it here!
If you're lucky enough to be Irish…you're lucky enough!
"It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody." -- Brendan Behan(1923-1964) - Irish dramatist, author
"In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God." -- Stephen Braveheart
"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic." -- Adrienne Cook
"When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Ireland." -- J. P. Dunleavy
"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." -- Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)
"There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful." -- Katherine Tynan Hinkson
"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." -- Irish Proverb
"The most beautiful music of all is the music of what happens." -- Irish Proverb
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." -- Irish Proverb
"You never miss the water till the well has run dry." -- Irish Proverb
"Half a loaf of bread is better than no bread at all." -- Irish Proverb
"Remember even if you loose all, keep your good name; for if you loose that you are worthless." -- Irish Proverb
"An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth." -- Irish Saying
"Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way." -- Irish Saying
"Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart." -- Margaret Jackson
"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat."-- Alex Levine
"O Ireland isn't it grand you look--Like a bride in her rich adornin? And with all the pent-up love of my heart I bid you the top o' the mornin!" -- John Locke "The Exile's Return"
"In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs." -- Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
"On she went, and her maiden smile In safety lighted her round the Green Isle; And blest forever was she who relied Upon Erin's honor and Erin's pride." -- Thomas Moore
"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious." -- Edna O'Brien (1932– )
"Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England . . . Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation." -- Charles Stewart Parnell (1846—1891)
"Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first, and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950 )
"There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting." -- John Millington Synge (1871–1909)
"Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the 17th of March flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th." -- Unknown
"We . . . are no petty people. We are one of the great stocks of Europe. We are the people of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence." -- W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) speech in the Irish Senate, June 11, 1925
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook
You've heard I suppose, long ago,
How the snakes, in a manner most antic,
He marched to the county Mayo,
And trundled them into th' Atlantic
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ~Stanislaw J. Lec
Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. ~Author Unknown
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Oh, Paddy, dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground!
No more St. Patrick's Day we'll keep, his colour can't be seen,
For there's a cruel law agin' the Wearin' o' the green.