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Irish Birthday Blessings: 52 Birthday Wishes And Toasts To Choose From

If you’re tired of the same old birthday wishes and are looking for something fresh, why not try adding some authentic Irish flavor this year? Irish birthday wishes tend to take on a unique form. The Irish have perfected the art of the birthday toast and blessing.

There are both traditional and humorous Irish Gaelic birthday blessings to choose from, both guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the birthday boy or girl.

To ensure that you have plenty of fantastic options, we have assembled a collection of Irish birthday blessings to add some magic to any birthday celebration.

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52 Irish Birthday Blessings


Related Read: How To Say Happy Birthday In Irish Gaelic

Irish Gaelic Birthday Blessings

Irish Gaelic Birthday Blessings

There is a long history of inspiring quotes and poetic blessings in the ancient Irish language of Gaelic. Whether you’re of Irish descent or just love the allure of the Gaelic language, you’ll find something heartwarming in these birthday blessings written in Irish Gaelic.

1. Croí folláin agus gob fliuch
May you have a healthy heart and a wet mouth!

2. Fad saol agat, gob fliuch, agus bás in Éirinn.
May you have a long life, a wet mouth, and may you be buried in Ireland.

3. Go maire tú i bhfad
Long life to you or Congratulations

4. Go maire tú an lá
Many happy returns of the day

5. Go maire tú an céad
May you live to be a hundred

Irish Birthday Blessings for Family and Friends

Birthday Blessings for Family and Friends

Irish birthday blessings for a good year and a long, happy life are a heartfelt and meaningful addition to any birthday card or present. To help you celebrate your loved one’s birthday in style, here are some fitting Irish blessings about life and birthdays.

6. God bless you now and always with the gift of Irish cheer.

God gives you a happy heart and keeps you through the year.

7. May the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be towards you.

8. May God grant you many years to live, for sure He knows that the Earth has angels far too few, while heaven overflows.

9. May God not weaken your hand.

10. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

11. May the best day of the past be the worst day of your future.

12. May the grass grow long on the road to hell for the want of use.

13. May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.

14. May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.

15. May the saddest day in the future be no worse than the happiest day of past.

16. May the blessed sunlight shine on you

and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

17. 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.

18. May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your heart held gently in the good Lord’s hand.”


19. May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live

20. May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want more for more. May the angels rest their wings right beside your door.

21. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

22. May your troubles be less and your blessing be more, one pint seems so little so I’m sending you four. Happy birthday!

23. May your pockets be heavy, and your heart be light, and may the Lord keep you in his hand though never close his fist too tight. Happy birthday!

24. My Irish birthday wish to you is that the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be towards you. Happy birthday dear friend.

25. May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,

May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stays with you all the year long.

26. May you walk tall through the sunshine, may you never want for more. May worry never be your lifeline may the Irish angels rest their wings on your door. Happy birthday, friend.

Birthday Blessings for a Romantic Partner

Birthday Blessings for a Romantic Partner

If your special someone’s birthday is coming up and you’re looking for the right words to communicate your feelings, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some sweet Irish birthday blessings that are sure to bring a smile to your significant other’s face.

27. Accept the number of your years with kindness, and return your youth with grace when it ends. Happy birthday!

28. For the test of the heart is trouble and it always comes with years. And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.

29. Here’s to wishing you the top of life without a single tumble. The smiles of life and not a single grumble. The best of life and not a claw about it. The joy in life and not a day without it.

30. May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed, and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

31. May God keep you happy and healthy and give love and peace to your neighbors, and when the time on earth comes to an end, may God bring you to the royal house of heaven.

32. May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness. From this day forward.

33. May the luck of the Irish possess you. May the devil fly off with your worries. May God bless you forever and ever.

34. My wish for you today is that you have joy as deep as the ocean, and troubles as light as foam. Feel the love as a deep emotion and find peace wherever you roam. Sending you the best Irish birthday wishes!

35. May God give you for every storm, a rainbow.

For every tear, a smile.
For every care, a promise.
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life may send,
may he send a faithful friend.
For every sigh, a sweet song.
And an answer to every prayer.
Happy birthday!

Funny Irish Birthday Blessings

Funny Birthday Blessings

The Irish are known for their humor, and it shows in their birthday blessings. These well-intentioned jokes and teasings are guaranteed to put a grin on the birthday celebrant’s face.

36. As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never be directed in the wrong way.

37. Four blessings upon you: older whiskey, younger women, faster horses, more money.”

38. I drink to your health in taverns, I drink to your health in home, I drink to your health so many times, I believe I have ruined my own.

39. In this new year in your life, may your hand be always stretched out in friendship and not once in want.

40. Let all your joys be pure joys and pain be champagne.

41. May a mouse never leave your meal bag with a tear in its eye.

42. May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea. May it always be the other guy who says, ‘This drink’s on me.’

43. May your coffin be built from a hundred year old oak tree that I shall plant tomorrow.

44. May the Lord take a liking to you, but not too soon.

45. May your health be like the capital of Ireland – Always Dublin.

46. May I see you gray and combing your grandchild’s hair.

47. May you live long, die happy, and rent a mansion in heaven.

48. May you die in bed at 95 years, shot by a jealous spouse.

49. May you live to be hundred years and an extra year to repent.

50. May you be an hour in heaven before the devil knows you are dead.

51. 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.

52. With happiness being a dessert sweet, may life give you more than you can eat.