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!
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.
For much more information about Irish toasts, visit our section on Irish toasts and blessings here!
In the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite Irish 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!
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
Although we like to make fun of everything and everyone, we Irish 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
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!
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 Sayings here!
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