Favorite Irish Expressions and Activities
Share Your Irish Side!

Welcome to our site!  We built Irish Expressions for people who share our love of Ireland, its sights, its sounds, its sayings, symbols, food, traditions... If you long to be closer to the Emerald Isle (like we do), sharing your Irish side through Irish expressions and activities is the next best thing to being there!

Irish Expressions - Lovely Bunratty Castle and Durty Nelly's Cafe!

"LOVE LOVE LOVE this site.  It is so informative. I will be married to an Irishman in the very near future and I'm trying to learn as much as I can of his culture.  Thank you for this site."

- Stacey from Ontario

At Irish Expressions, we believe that everybody (well almost everybody) has an Irish side!  The purpose of these pages is to help you express your own individual Irish side, wherever you are in the world.

Each page on this site shows something specific that you can DO to give yourself and others an authentic Irish exprience.  Think games, song lyrics, symbols, puzzles, quizzes, recipes... More than 1000 Irish expressions and activities to actively share your love of the Emerald Isle.

My name is Bruce Grady.  I am an American of Irish descent and have visited Ireland 12 times and counting.  Each time I return with stories and pictures to share with the growing Irish Expressions Community.  If you would like to know more about me, please visit my page here.

Let's Find Out What You Already Know About Irish Expressions and Activities

So - how much do you already know about the Emerald Isle?  This fun, free quiz will help answer that question.  Each answer is in the form of a picture, so you can have an Irish experience while you play through the quiz!

How Did You Do?

If you scored 80 or higher - congratulations!  You are an expert at expressing your Irish side in many different ways!

If your score was in the 60-70 range, you are well on your way!  Brush up on your knowledge below, and then take the quiz again if you like (you can enjoy it as often as you want).

If you scored 50 or less - well, you have definitely come to the right place! :-)

Now, ready to know more about Irish expressions?  Let's dig in!

Now - What's An Irish Expression?

Basically, it is anything you do or say that expresses what we like to call your "Irish Side." It might include the words you say, the songs you sing, the artwork you share, the food you serve, the clothes you wear ... you get the idea :-).

If you take the time to explore our sight (please do!) here is what you will find:

Irish Sayings

Irish sayings can be the ideal way to express your personal Irish side!

Are you looking for that perfect Irish toast, blessing, joke, proverb or quote?  Ireland is a verbal culture and the right Irish sayings can be the perfect way to express your personal Irish side at any occasion.

"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!"

Click here for this Irish saying and hundreds more!

Irish Song Lyrics

Irish Expressions - small group playing traditional Irish instruments.

Do you wish you knew the words to the most famous Irish songs?  Take it from us - singing along to Irish folk songs, especially with a group of friends, is one of the most enjoyable ways to express your Irish side! 

In Dublin's fair city,

Where the Girls are so pretty,

I first set my eyes,

On sweet Molly Malone,

As she wheeled her wheel barrow,

Through the streets broad and narrow,

Crying cockles and mussels,

Alive alive o!

Click here to learn the rest of the words to Molly Malone and many more Irish songs!

Irish Symbols

Irish Expressions - rings showing the traditional Irish knot.

Maybe you want to express your Irish side using beautiful Irish symbols?  Irish and Celtic symbols such as the Celtic knot, the Claddagh and the Tree of Life can be shared in clothing, jewelry, artwork and more.  

Click here to see many more Irish symbols!

Ireland Sights

Irish Expressions - facade of Blarney Castle!

Do you want to take a virtual tour of Ireland, and see the most amazing Irish landmarks without leaving home?  Sharing your travel stories, both real and virtual is a very entertaining way to express your Irish side.  

Click here to visit more than 100 Irish sights including Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, The Giant's Causeway and much, much more.

Irish Food Recipes

Irish Expressions - delicious Irish Stew.

Serving Irish food is one of the best ways to have an Irish experience, wherever you are!  Feed your Irish side by sharing your favorite Irish appetizers, entres, side dishes and desserts.  

Click here for more than 50 Irish recipes including Bacon and Cabbage, Guinness Stew, Bangers and Mash, and many more!

Irish Trivia and Traditions

Irish Expressions - Irish trivia and traditions!

Are you looking for fun Irish traditions, games and activities to bring into your day to day life?  Celebrate Irish holidays, play Irish games, practice Irish traditions - the choices are endless. 

Tap here to enjoy our favorite Irish trivia and traditions!

Your Personal Irish Expression

One way to share your love of Ireland is by displaying your family coat of arms (family crest).  A very personal symbol of the stories and accomplishments of your ancestors can adorn clothing, kitchenware, wall art, personal accessories and so much more. 

Want to have a look?  Our friends at House of Names can help! 

Tap the button below and see your family crest for free!

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Want to Feel More Connected to Ireland?  Here's How!

At Irish Expressions we believe everybody – well almost everybody! - has an "Irish side."  So how nice would it be to have access to a fun, free Irish experience, on demand, wherever in the world you happen to be?

Over the years we have compiled many free, downloadable resources including lyrics, recipes, games, jokes, blessings and much, much more.  Would you like to receive them ALL for FREE?  Simply share your email for instant access!


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A Note from Bruce

If you would like to see more from Irish Expressions, you can find us on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also communicate with us using our contact form here. 

And of course you can always reach out to me directly at bruce@irish-expressions.com

However you choose to connect, we would love to hear from you!  Meanwhile, thanks for visiting!  I hope that we will meet someday, in person or online, and you can tell me about your own connection to the Emerald Isle.

Until then, best wishes -

Bruce Grady, and the team at Irish-Expressions.com