What are the 7 Irish blessings?

Best Irish Blessings
  • May the road rise up to meet you. ...
  • May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.
  • May the roof above us never fall in. ...
  • If you're lucky enough to be Irish... ...
  • May you have love that never ends, ...
  • May peace and plenty bless your world. ...
  • The grace of God on you.
  • Always remember to forget.


What is the original Irish blessing?

The most Traditional Irish Blessing

The most traditional and well known of all the Irish blessings is 'May the road rise up'. It was written a very long time ago, and is often recited and wedding and special ceremonies and sometimes said as a prayer.

What is a short Irish blessing?

May good luck be with you Wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. May your days be many and your troubles be few, May all God's blessings descend upon you, May peace be within you, May your heart be strong, May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.


What is the most famous Irish saying?

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  • 1.1 “Top o the mornin to ya!”
  • 1.2 “And the rest of the day to yourself”.
  • 1.3 “To be sure, to be sure”.
  • 1.4 “a pint of the black stuff”
  • 1.5 “He's talking a load of Blarney”


What are some traditional Irish blessings?

Popular Irish Blessings Travel Blessings

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


Irish Blessing - May the Road Rise Up to Meet You



What is a typical Irish greeting?

The most common greeting is the handshake. The Irish usually shake hands when being introduced or when greeting a friend or work colleague. In formal situations or with people of higher status, titles and last names are used. Among close friends and family, the Irish may hug and kiss each other on the cheek.

What do Irish say when someone dies?

“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

What do Irish call their lovers?

“Mo chara” is used for a man or “Mo cara” is for a woman; “Mo Anam Cara” means "my soul mate" and can be found on one of our necklaces, bracelets, rings and even framed art.


What do Irish call kissing?

Póg. This is the Irish word for a “kiss” e.g. “give us a póg” or even cuter a “póigín”. This is not to be confused with asking something to “Póg Mo Thóin” (Kiss my arse).

What is an Irish woman called?

[ ahy-rish-woom-uhn ] SHOW IPA. / ˈaɪ rɪʃˌwʊm ən / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun, plural I·rish·wom·en. a woman born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry.

What is a happy Irish saying?

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!


What does Erin go Bragh mean in Irish?

Where does Erin go Bragh come from? Erin go Bragh is an Anglicization of Éire go Brách, among other forms, literally meaning “Ireland till the end of time” in the Irish language. The phrase was apparently first recorded during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

How do Irish people say goodbye?

To say Goodbye in Irish you would say “Slán leat” – literally meaning “goodbye (health) to you”. You can be less formal and just say “Slán”, bye. Or as we say in our own video … “Slán go fóill” – Bye for now.

What is the Irish motto?

The Republic of Ireland has no national motto, but Erin go Bragh (Ireland Forever) is a popular unofficial motto. Northern Ireland has used the motto Quis separabit?, Latin from Romans 8:35: Quis nos separabit a caritate Christi..., "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?"


What's a good Irish toast?

To Abundance. 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.

What is the Irish toast?

Sláinte is the basic form in Irish. Variations of this toast include sláinte mhaith "good health" in Irish (mhaith being the lenited form of maith "good"). In Irish, the response to sláinte is sláinte agatsa, which translates "to your health as well".

What do the Irish call their wife?

“A chara” (uh KHAR-uh):

It is used to address both men and women.


What do Irish call friends?

Mucker. Mate, pal, friend. Example: I'm so excited to see my mucker.

What is an Irish goodnight?

Oíche mhaith. /Ee-ha wah/

What is the Irish name for handsome?

Cullen: From the Irish meaning 'handsome/good looking. '


What does bra mean in Irish?

Etymology. From Middle Irish brága (“captive, prisoner; hostage”), from Old Irish bráge (“neck”), from Proto-Celtic *brāgants, from the practice of holding prisoners by restraining their necks.

What do Irish people name their dogs?

Top Irish Dog Names
  • Patrick or Paddy.
  • Clover.
  • Shamrock.
  • Lucky.
  • Leprechaun.
  • Rainbow.
  • Dublin.
  • Ireland.


Why do the Irish cover their mirrors when someone dies?

The Irish wake is a well-known funeral tradition where the family of the deceased covers all mirrors in the home. To hide the physical body from the soul, the family turns mirrors to face the wall. Some Irish superstitions say that if you look in a mirror long enough, you'll see a devil looking over your shoulder.


What do the Irish call the party after a funeral?

Irish wakes are a celebration of life - one last party to honor the deceased. The name “wake” originated because unknown diseases had plagued the countryside causing some to appear dead. As the family began to mourn, they would awaken. For this reason, the body is waked in the deceased's home for at least one night.