Funny Irish Blessings

Are you looking for funny Irish blessings? Do you want to know about all the many different funny blessings available? Read our guide for more information on choosing the right blessings for your occasion.

The Irish have many blessings for every occasion but the funny Irish blessings are perhaps the ones that are easily the most memorable. These take various forms, primary amongst the funny blessings is the following: “May a mouse ne’er leave your meal bag with a tear in its eye.” Some funny blessings have a touch of ribald humor in them such as this one: “May you live and may you wear it out.”

The Irish blessings that aim to cheat the Devil are also humorous as can be seen in this blessing: “May you be an hour in heaven before the Devil knows you’re dead.” Irish blessings are funny in the way they combine a laugh with sage advice: “May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent!” You might well guffaw at this funny Irish blessing: “As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way.”

Funny Blessings for Friends and Family

Having family get together is an ideal time for you to bestow a funny Irish blessing on everyone. One of the funny blessings that you can repeat is: “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going, and the insight to know when you’ve gone too far.” Another Irish blessing that has a funny twist to it is: “Bless your little Irish heart and every little Irish part.”

Funny Irish blessings also have dark humor about them as can be seen in this blessing: “May all who love the Lord, love you and those who don’t love you, may the Lord give them a limp so you can see them coming.” When you’re gathered together for a drink of ale or Irish mead, a funny blessing that you can say is: “Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer and another one!”

Funny Irish blessings are a treasure trove of good wishes that bring laughter with heartfelt blessings. You’re sure to draw chuckles from your friends when you bestow funny Irish blessings.

Funny Irish Blessing Books

There are several books available on the subject of Irish blessings but I’ve yet to find one that is solely dedicated to quintessentially Irish humour. The closest I’ve yet to find is a charming little gem of a book titled “The Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom.”  Compiled by Fergus Kelly with an introduction by world-renowned author on all things Irish Morgan Llywely, this really is a little cracker that every Irish family can dip into on all family occasions. The book is divided into the following six sections and you’re likely to find a fair bit of the old Irish crack throughout:

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