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May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

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May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing


 

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made,
scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
- William Butler Yeats

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
- John Millington Synge

There are probably more annoying things than being
hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish
rock star in a cowboy hat,
but I can't think of one at the moment.
- Paul Theroux

At Leeds I've tried to concentrate on my club form,
but you get caught up in all the World Cup fever once
you come back to Ireland and see all the Irish boys again.
- Robbie Keane

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up.
They are ashamed of their language, institutions,
and of everything Irish.
- Douglas Hyde

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns -
outside the door.
- Martin McGuinness

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

Theatre has no national identity.
It is something for the world, whether it is Irish,
English, or French.
- Cyril Cusack

I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the
shower but the world will never hear it.
Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.
- Roma Downey

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for
the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
- Norman Mailer

I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo.
They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags
and have a drink and play bingo.
And they deserve it.
- John B. Keane

My parents were French and Irish and our family even
has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States
and consider myself part American.
- Vivien Leigh

The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years.
Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe,
things can only get better for the Irish.
- Eddie Murphy

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely
turn their backs on their historical dishes,
no matter how many jokes they might have to endure.
- Nick Clooney

Irish is the prominent nationality in the family,
but beyond that, I really don't know.
I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming
through on my mother's side.
- William Wiley

The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see
innocent people injured and perhaps worse.
- Jack Lynch

If this humor be the safety of our race,
then it is due largely to the infusion into the American
people of the Irish brain.
- William Howard Taft

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times,
women and Irish Whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste.
- Tug McGraw

I think being a woman is like being Irish.
Everyone says you're important and nice,
but you take second place all the same.
- Iris Murdoch

The Irish and British, they love satire,
it's a large part of the culture.
- Ben Nicholson

I've had Irish skin from the time I was a young girl.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new,
imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments
will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents:
become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
- Phil Donahue

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic:
I consider myself me,
an American.
- John Cusack

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry.
It certainly wasn't there before that.
- Van Morrison

I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.
- Colin Farrell

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
- Seamus Heaney

The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.
- Jack Charlton

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

That's what the holidays are for - for one person to
tell the stories and another to dispute them.
Isn't that the Irish way?
- Lara Flynn Boyle

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
- Caroline Corr

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
- Maria Edgeworth

My father's parents were Irish.
Only a year before my father died, he and I went back
to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead.
- John Hawkes

The majority of the members of the Irish parliament
are professional politicians,
in the sense that otherwise they would not be given
jobs minding mice at crossroads.
- Flann O'Brien

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well;
they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
- Harold Nicolson

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

I have good genes.
My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American.
They both have good skin.
- Virginia Madsen

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt.
Guilt is a good reality check.
It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
- Edward Burns

Being Irish is very much a part of who I am.
I take it everywhere with me.
- Colin Farrell

Yancy is actually a Native-American name,
but I'm Irish.
Go figure.
- Yancy Butler

I loved Jack Ford.
I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant
and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk.
But I had a great time.
- Richard Widmark

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium.
If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
- Audrey Hepburn

People do think I'm Jewish.
But we're Irish Catholic.
My father had a brogue.
- Martin Short

I'm Irish.
I think about death all the time.
- Jack Nicholson

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
- Gregory Peck

In old times people used to try and square the circle;
now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
- Samuel Butler

It's not that the Irish are cynical.
It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect
for everything and everybody.
- Brendan Behan

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
- Fiona Shaw

No, men and women of the Irish race,
we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire
and the construction of an Irish republic.
- James Larkin

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys,
as we know.
- Sandra Bullock

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly

I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.
- Robert Vaughn


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