Clean Limericks: This Page Will Prove That Limericks Can Be Clean AND Funny!

Good limericks are bright, brief and hysterical - even clean limericks! The clever rhymes and the unusual twists in the storyline add to the appeal of these little poems. Here are a few of our favorites!

Laughing leprechan walking with shamrock and rainbow in the background.

Please enjoy our section on clean Irish limericks.  And for more information and examples of fun Irish limericks, visit our limerick poems section here!

Limericks for Children

These are for the young and young at heart.  We include them because ... well... our kids told us to!   Drop us a note and let us know what you think ... or if you have a funny limerick of your own, send it along!

There once was a Martian called Zed
With antennae all over his head.
He sent out a lot
But nobody knew what he said!

There was a young fellow who thought
Very little but thought it a lot.
Then at long last he knew
What he wanted to do,
But before he could start, he forgot.

Want more of these? Check out Clean Limericks for Kids!

Clean Limericks About Food

Two of our favorite things - humor and food.  If the following limericks make you hungry, check out our sections on Irish recipes!

There once was a girl named Sam
Who did not eat roast beef and ham
She ate a green apple
Then drank some Snapple
Some say she eats like a lamb.

There once was a cook from New York,
Who said you should always stew pork,
He said he once tried,
To eat it fried,
And claims he would rather chew cork.

Use your fingers and rotate the cob
on some butter, a generous glob
Eat across or around,
But one thing that I've found,
Corn is best when you eat like a slob

Love Limericks

Love is one of the best topics for a limerick, it can be funny or touching and everybody can relate to it!  Here are a couple of examples:

Said the man with a wink of his eye
'But I love you' and then the reply
From the girl, it was heard
'You are truly absurd!
I have only this moment walked by!'

She smiled the day that I met her
and had eyes that said 'love' with four letters
and she carried the day
as I thought of the way
I'd done worse but I've never had better

One More (Semi) Clean Limerick, Just for the Heck of it...

A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican?

Don't Stop Now!  You've Only Scratched the Surface!

Visit our section on Irish Limerick Poems for access to many, many more Irish limericks, organized into categories to make it easy to find what you are looking for.

Want More Irish Sayings?

It is probably obvious - at Irish Expressions, we love Irish wit and wisdom!  Learning Irish sayings gives us a deeper sense of connection with Ireland, wherever in the world we happen to be!

We have captured many of our favorite Irish sayings in an e-book called "77 Favorite Irish Sayings."  In it you will find Irish proverbs, jokes, limericks, blessings and quotes on many, many topics!

This fun, free guide is available to you to download.  Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and share your email address for instant access!

What's  Next?

Irreverent humor is an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. You can share limericks like these during special occasions to celebrate your personal Irish side!

For more information of this type, you may want to visit our main section on famous Irish sayings here.