Irish Expressions: Share Your Irish Side!

Love Ireland? We do too!

One of the greatest things about Irish expressions is … you don’t have to be Irish to understand them! And you definitely don’t need to be Irish to enjoy them!

If you love that occasional pint of Guinness, if you have that gift for the gab, if you’ve got that bit o’ Blarney in your soul, if you feel that mysterious connection to the Emerald Isle and to Celtic culture that so many of us feel… then you have it!

Er... have what, you ask?

You, my friend, have what we like to call - an Irish side.  And you want to express it.  That’s what this site is all about.

Each page is a celebration of our beloved Irish heritage.  And each is an invitation - to learn a new way to express your Irish side.  And to express it in your own individual way.

Come with me – I’ll show you how!

First of All, Did You Know...

Out of the 80 million or so people who claim to have an Irish heritage, only about 5 million actually get to live in that lovely country. The rest of us must find creative ways to celebrate our Irish sides wherever in the world we may be!

And opportunities to express your Irish side are all around - from sending an Irish greeting card, to throwing an Irish birthday party, to planning an Irish wedding, to celebrating Christmas or Easter the Irish way...

For that matter, you don't need a special occasion.  Simply serve Irish food, play Irish music, or give an Irish gift - to share your love of the Emerald Isle with others.

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Where Did Irish Expressions Come From?

Irish expressions.  Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland.

When we first visited Ireland in 1997, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of Irish landscapes, the friendliness of the Irish people, the deliciousness (is that a word?) of Irish food, and the rollicking energy of Irish music. We felt like we were home.

When we returned to our actual home, we started looking for ways to express that connection we felt - what we now call our ‘Irish side,’ - in our day to day life.

And Irish-Expressions was born!

Over the years this site has grown into one of the most comprehensive places on the Web, for ideas on how to express our beloved Irish heritage...

Many of these ideas come from personal experiences as we traveled the Emerald Isle.  Others come from frequent visitors to!

How Can I Get Started?

Irish Country Road with Late Afternoon Sunshine

(I'm so glad you asked! :-)

One of the easiest and most entertaining ways to express your Irish side is to learn some Irish sayings, Irish Blessings or Irish Jokes and share them through greeting cards, games, toasts or gifts.

Another way is by preparing and serving Irish food. Here at Irish Expressions we offer a wide variety of delicious Irish recipes for all meals and all occasions. 

And when you really think about it, the possibilities for expressing your Irish side are endless. Gorgeous Irish symbols can be given as gifts in Irish jewelry.  Traditional Irish customs, traditions and games can be practiced in weddings, birthdays and beloved holidays like St Patricks Day.

Want to Help?

Irish expressions.  Sheep's Head Peninsula.

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But most of all, please enjoy your time with us. We look forward to being your guide as you discover new and exciting ways to express your love of the Emerald Isle.


/SLAHN chuh/ (To Your Health)

Bruce Grady and the team at

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