Blessings play a key role in Irish culture, and Irish baby blessings are a cherished Irish tradition. We use them at birthdays, baby showers, christenings … anywhere we wish to honor and protect a child or their parents.
As with all Irish sayings, baby blessings range from funny to wise to just plain tear-jerkers.
There are hundreds of blessings to choose from, and each has its own special meaning to the speaker, listener or reader.
If you would like to know more about Irish blessings in general, you can visit our main section on that topic here.
In the meantime, here are some of our favorite Irish baby blessings!
If you are like us, you prefer your blessings short, sweet and easy to remember. If they also rhyme, that’s a bonus!
Have a look at these favorite Irish baby blessings, as chosen by our most frequent visitors.
Many Years to Live
May God grant you many years to live
For sure He must be knowing
The earth has angels all too few
And Heaven is overflowing
May strong arms hold you
Caring hearts tend you
And may love await you at every step
May all the blessing of our Lord touch your life today
May He send His little angels to protect you on your way
Such a wee little fit, sent from above
Someone so precious to cherish and love
May sunshine and moonbeams dance over your head
As you quietly slumber in your bed
May good luck be with you wherever you go
And your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.
Love of St Patrick
May the love and protection
Saint Patrick can give
Be yours in abundance
As long as you live
Luck, Joy and Laughter
Lucky stars above you
Sunshine on your way
Many friends to love you
Joy in work and play
Laughter to outweigh each care
In your heart a song
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long
Family is Wealth
A newborn babe
brings light to the house
warmth to the hearth
and joy to the soul
for wealth is family
family is wealth.
Children and Grandchildren
Children are the rainbow of life
Grandchildren are the pot of gold
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!
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Irish blessings 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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