The spirit behind funny Irish sayings is captured by a quote from Brendan Behan: “It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody!”
Much of Irish humor is delivered with a bite - and with a twinkle in the eye at the same time. And the rest of it is just plain funny!
We spend part of each week searching for the funniest Irish sayings - and sharing what we find on this page. Let's have a look at some of our favorites ... And don't miss our weekly feature at the end of the section.
Here it is – the top 10 Funny Irish Sayings as chosen by our visitors (in no particular order). Like one? Let us know!
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The Irish have no idea what they want - and they are ready to fight to the death to get it!
God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from ruling the world.
The only cure for love is marriage (we're sure they mean that in the nicest possible way…)
Here is to our wives and girlfriends (husbands and boyfriends)! May they never meet!
In heaven there is no beer and this is why we drink here.
We drink and we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. We commit no sin and we go to heaven. So let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!
Many times, a man’s mouth has broken his nose.
My mother’s menu consisted of only two items: take it or leave it.
The Irish gave bagpipes to the Scots as a joke. They have yet to get the joke.
If it’s abuse you want, marry. If it’s praise you want, die. (Hey, for the record, I completely disagree with this one – but it did make me laugh!)
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!
Funny Irish sayings are an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. Share them during special occasions, to celebrate Irish culture and express your personal Irish side!
For more information of this type, you may want to pay a visit to our main section on Irish Sayings here!
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