Irish Drinking Toasts:  Drinking & Laughing. Doesn't Get Much More Irish Than That!

Add your gift 'gab to your love of the drink and what do you get? Irish drinking toasts of course!  Truly having an Irish side means appreciating a word well spoken and a drink shared with friends.  Share your Irish personality over a pint ‘o the black (Guinness Stout) and toast whatever needs toasting!

Irish drinking toasts.  Leprechan hoisting a beer!

Not a big talker? Not a beer or whiskey fan? That’s ok – hoist a pint of whatever you prefer and read from a note-card – but offer a toast! You’ll impress your companions and boost the sense of Irish spirit wherever you are.

St Patricks Day Drinking Toasts

As you might imagine this famous and now global holiday offers many opportunities for Irish drinking toasts.

While there is much more to St Patricks Day than drinking green beer (we invite you to our St Patricks Day article here) – let’s face it, it’s a great party opportunity!

A Toast to St. Patrick

Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.

An Irish Pride Toast

Here's to the land of the shamrock so green,
Here's to each lad and his darlin colleen,
Here's to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland, that's this Irishman's toast!

A Traditional Toast

Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold pint—and another one!

Another Traditional Toast

Here’s to me, and here’s to you
and here’s to love and laughter.
I’ll be true as long as you,
and not one moment after.

Irish Drinking Toasts - Girl in Pub Offering Toast

Funny Irish Drinking Toasts

One of the things we love about Irish humor is the blend of biting wit and good-natured fun.  Our Irish bretheren seem to be able to take the most challenging topic an make it funny (Death? No problem. Famine? Piece of cake. Religion? Nothing is out of bounds.)

Do you want to make people laugh during a toast? Try these…

Why do We Drink?

In all this world, why I do think
There are five reasons why we drink:
Good friends, good wine, lest we be dry
and any other reason why.

Several Reasons for Drinking

There are several good reasons for drinking
And one has just entered my head.
If a man can't drink when he's living,
Then how can he drink when he's dead

To Guardian Angels

May your Guardian angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor
And hand ya another cold stout from the store

I Drink to Your Health
(With thanks to our friends at Irish Road Trip)

I drink to your health when I’m with you
I drink to your health when I’m alone
I drink to your health so often, 
I’m starting to worry about my own!”

Irish Drinking Toasts About Friendship

Although we Irish like to make fun of everything and everyone, we do cherish our friendships. A number of great Irish drinking toasts are dedicated to the bonds and the ties between people.

Drink to your friends and use one of the following great Irish friendship toasts.

Friends and Favors

May the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic
shorten every road...
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed!

Drinking with Friends

May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other's arms.
If you must steal, steal kisses.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends.

A Classic Toast to Friendship

Here's a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends,
With the sparkle of beer and wine;
May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends,
Than the foam at the top of the stein

Good Ships

There are good ships and there are wood ships,
the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
and may they always be.

Wish Us Well

Here's to those that wish us well,
as to the rest, they can go to hell!

Here's to Our Friends

Here's to our friends, and the strength to put up with them!

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!

How Fun!  Where Can I Learn More?

Irish toasts 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 Blessings here!