Irish Blessings

I’ve been collecting Irish Blessings.  If you have a favorite, please feel free to share it.  They run the gamut from touching and moving to funny.  Speaking of which, I love this one:
“May you reach Heaven a moment before the devil knows you are dead.” ~

“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.” ~

“May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crows never pick your haystack. If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.”~

“May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.”~

“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” ~

“May there be a generation of children On the children of your children.” ~

“May you live to be a hundred years, With one extra year to repent!” ~

“May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.”

Probably the best known and beloved Irish blessing is this one:

“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always 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 hollow of His hand.”~

*This last pic is of the Shenandoah Valley.

2 responses to “Irish Blessings

  1. Beautiful pics, Beth! I don’t know if this is an Irish blessing, but I think it is:

    May you live well,
    laugh often,
    love much.

    I have this hanging in my kitchen.


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