St Patricks Day Jokes: Learn a few of These to Make an Unforgettable Irish Memory!

Telling good St Patricks Day jokes is all about expressing your Irish side!

The world's most famous Irish holiday is usually celebrated in a joyous and social way.  What better way to break the ice and help everyone have a good time than sharing Irish jokes?


St Patricks Day Jokes.  Giggling shamrock!

Consider including an Irish joke during a St Patricks Day toast.  Or including one on the party invitation. Or printing them as tags on party favors.  Or simply sitting around the fire pit with pints of Guinness showing off your Irish sides!

One of the things we love about Irish humor is how fearless it is - no subject is out of bounds. Here are a few examples to get you started.

Classic  Irish Jokes for St Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day jokes cover a variety of subjects. And like the people themselves, those subjects range from humorous to profound to downright naughty!

Here we will keep it clean. But trust us - they're funny!


Question: How did the Irish Jig get started?
Answer: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

Question: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
Answer: Because they're always a little short.


Here's the Difference Between You and Me

An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman each order a Guinness in a pub. Upon being served, each finds a fly in their beer. Repulsed, the Englishman sends his back. The Scotsman gently flicks the fly out of his mug and begins drinking. The Irishman carefully lifts the fly up by its wings and screams, "Spit it out! Spit it out!"


On Hands and Knees

Walking into the pub, Patrick said to the bartender: "Pour me a stiff one, Sean. I just had another tiff with the little woman."
"Oh yeah," said Sean. "And how did this one end?"
"Well I'll tell ya now when it was over," Patrick replied, "herself came to me on her hands and knees, she did."
"You don't say? Now that’s a switch! What did she say?"
She said, "Come out from under that bed, you gutless weasel!


St Patricks Day Jokes About Drinking

St. Patrick’s Day marks the end of Lenten restrictions, which means that alcohol drinking is allowed - therefore jokes about drinking must be allowed too!

Green beer and whiskey, the two traditional drinks for the occasion, are the subject of numerous St Patricks Day jokes.


A Jar of Olives

McQuillan sat in a bar and began ordering martinis, each time taking the olives out and putting them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, he got up and headed towards the bar's door.
"Sir, excuse me," said a customer, "What was that all about?"
"Nothing," said the Irishman, "my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."


Cat and Mouse

Pat is a drunk. A priest met him one day and told him that so much drinking would cause him to become smaller and smaller until he turned into a mouse.
Pat got troubled by the information. He went home and gave his wife the following instructions:
"If you see that I am starting to get smaller and smaller, will you kill the damn cat?


The Fall

O'Connell was staggering home with a small Paddy in his back pocket when he slipped and fell heavily. Struggling to his feet, he felt something wet running down his leg.
"Please, God," he implored, "let it be blood!"


Bonus Joke

We have the perfect recipe for Irish stew: Get meat, a few potatoes and a lot of Guinness Stout. Drink all of the stout. Forget about the stew.

Short St Patricks Day Jokes

Some of the best jokes are the briefest ones. The following collection contains some short jokes connected to St. Patrick’s Day:


Question: What's long & green & has a low I.Q.?
Answer: A St. Patrick's Day Parade

Question. Why did St. Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland?
Answer. He couldn't afford plane fare.

Question: Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover?
Answer: You don't want to press your luck.

So what is YOUR Favorite Irish Joke?

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