Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday's thirteen: St. Patrick day

St. Patty's day is just next week so I thought I'd put together thirteen Irish blessings. Enjoy.

1. May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.

2. May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

3. There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

4. "May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face."

5. May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey, but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching

6. May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

7. 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!

8. A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

9. May God bring good health to your enemies enemies.

10. Friend of my soul, this goblet sip
'twill chase the pensive tear.
'Tis not so sweet as woman's lip
but oh, 'tis more sincere.

11. I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own

12. I have known many
liked not a few
loved only one
so this toast's for you

13. St. Patrick was a gentleman, who thru strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, Here's a toasting his health
But not too many lest you lose yourself and then
You forget the good St. Patrick and see those snakes again

Which one is your favorite? I like number one, lol.


Ms Menozzi said...

I think Number One is my favorite. Number Seven made me dizzy, though. LOL!

What a fun list! I'm saving some of these for a student who has a daughter living in Ireland. :)

Happy TT!

Gledwood said...


Adelle Laudan said...

They're all great. Can't pick just one. Thanks for the reminder about St Patricks Day.
Happy T13!

Paige Tyler said...

Those are great!


My TT is at

Inez Kelley said...

I liked #12 but then, I am Irish!!

Janice said...

Hi Menozzi,

Great, I hope she enjoys them.

Hi Gled,

A man of few words, for once?

Hi Adelle,

Oh no problem, just don't forget to wear green on Tuesday next week or you'll get pinched.

Hi Paige,

Thank you, and you too.

Hi Inez,

I like them as well and I'm part Irish.

Happy TT to everyone and don't forget to wear green next week.

Erin go bra.