Funny Irish Quotes:  Guaranteed to Make You the Life of the Party

Funny Irish quotes are everywhere! There are funny quotes by Irish people, funny quotes about Ireland, funny quotes about being Irish...

Any Irish themed party can be made even better by adding a few funny quotes to the invitation, to the program or menu, or to the party favors... the possibilities are endless! 

Here are some funny quotes from Ireland that might strike your fancy.

Funny Irish Quotes About Drinking...

You don't need to look very far for our first topic - the subject of drink and drinking is near to any true Irishman or woman's heart.  Here are a few funny Irish quotes that capture that spirit -

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.”

- Alex Levin

“That's right, there's free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone's jealous.”

- Kevin Hearne, Hammered

“I only drink on two occasions -- when I'm thirsty and when I'm not.”

- Brendan Behan

“When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Ireland.”

- J. P. Dunleavy

“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven.”

- Anonymous

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Funny Irish Quotes About Ireland

Everybody seems to have something funny to say about Ireland or being Irish.  Sometimes they are actually Irish people... sometimes not!  Here are a few examples:

“Ireland is where strange tales begin & happy endings are possible.”

- Charles Haughey

“When I came back to Dublin I was court-martialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.”

- Brendan Behan

I hope... that I do not sound anti-British. It is impossible not to admire a people who gave up India and held on to Northern Ireland. That shows a truly Celtic sense of humor.”

- John Dominic Crossan

“One wonders in this place, why anyone is left in Dublin, or London, or Paris where it would be better, one would think to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and to breathe this wonderful air which is like wine in one's teeth.”

- J. M. Synge

Funny Irish Quotes by Irish People...

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”

- George Bernard Shaw

“I can resist everything but temptation.”

- Oscar Wilde

“There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met.”

- William Butler Yeats

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Where did you first hear it? What does it mean to you? How have you used it?

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Sharing funny quotes with Irish themes is a fun way to express your Irish side, during any Irish-themed occasion.

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