Funny Limericks:  They Can Be Hard to Find! These are Guaranteed to Make You Smile.

Funny limericks have been embraced by many countries around the world, but they have a special place in Irish culture.

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From some of their earliest appearances in Edward Lear's The Book of Nonsense to today's modern masterpieces, limericks have caused millions of laughs with their simple, clever, often somewhat off-color humor.

Here is a collection of funny ones.  For many more examples, check out our main section on Limerick Poems. 

In the meantime, please enjoy our selection of funny Irish limericks!

A Funny Limerick About Neatness

There was a young fellow of Crete

Who was so exceedingly neat.

When he got out of bed,

He stood on his head

To make sure of not soiling his feet.

A Limerick Tongue-Twister

The bottle of scent Willie sent

Was quite displeasing to Millicent.

Her thanks were so cold

That they quarreled, I'm told,

'Bout that silly scent Willie sent Millicent.”

Limericks about Families

There was a girl from Rabat,

Who had triplets, Nat, Pat and Tat;

It was fun in the breeding,

But hell in the feeding,

When she found she had no tit for Tat.

A patient who kept getting worse

Cried out ‘I must go home now, nurse!

You've done all your best

And performed every test

But I've come to the end of my purse!

Funny Limericks About Marriage...

There once was a young man from Lyme

Who married three wives at a time.

When asked, "Why a third?"

He replied, "One's absurd,

And bigamy, sir, is a crime!"

At times I’m so mad that I’m hopping.

My angriness sets my veins popping.

I yell and I curse,

With swearwords diverse,

But my wife does much worse: she goes shopping"

Funny Limericks About ... Pain

There was a young fellow named Hall

Who fell in the spring in the fall.

'Twould have been a sad thing

Had he died in the spring,

But he didn't - he died in the fall.

There was a young fellow from Belfast

That I wanted so badly to tell fast

Not to climb up the stair

As the top step was air.

And that’s why the young fellow fell fast.

There was a young lady named Harris,

Whom nothing could ever embarrass,

Till the bath salts one day

In the tub where she lay

Turned out to be plaster of Paris

One More Funny Limerick ...

This one was submitted anonymously to our site.  We appreciate the 'clean' version of a Nantucket limerick!

There once was a man from Nantucket,

Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

His daughter, named Nan

Ran away with a man,

And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

Want More Information on Irish Limericks?

We have much, much more to share!  Continue to explore this unique poetic style in our main section on Irish Limerick poems.

There you will find hundreds of examples of limericks organized by type, making 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!  The age-old sayings of the Emerald Isle bring people together, making us laugh, love and sometimes shed a tear.

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, quotes and more!

This fun, free guide is available to you to download.  Answer two quick questions below to get instant access!

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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!

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