A Collection of Irish Wedding Toasts

a toast from the best man

Here is a collection of Irish wedding toasts that can be used at your Irish wedding. Some are toasts, some are blessings, and some are from famous Irish authors. They are all Irish.

I hope you can find the perfect toast here for your wedding. If you are having trouble trying to come up with the perfect speech for the wedding you should have a look at the wedding speech section at Occasional Words. You can use these toasts and their ideas to come up with just the right words for your Irish wedding.

On with the toasts!

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
Quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.

Irish wedding toast flutes

Irish Toasting Flutes
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The next of these Irish wedding toasts is kind of a tongue twister, but I think it's cool and very Irish sounding.

Here's to you and yours and mine and ours,
And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours,
As mine and ours have done for you and yours.

May the face of every good news
And the back of every bad news
Be toward us.

May you have food and raiment,
A soft pillow for your head,
May you be forty years in heaven,
Before the devil knows your dead.

Let's drink to love, which is nothing, unless it's divided by two.

May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.

A health to you,
A wealth to you,
And the best that life can give you.
May fortune still be kind to you.
And happiness be true to you,
And life be long and good to you,
Is the toast of all your friends to you.

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May the rocks in your field turn to gold.

Here is to loving, to romance, to us.
May we travel together through time.
We alone count as none, but together we're one.
For our partnership puts love to rhyme.

The following Irish wedding toasts are from Irish authors.

Who, being loved, is poor.

---Oscar Wilde

I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

---William Butler Yeats

Keep love in your heart. A life without it
is like a sunless garden when the flowers
are dead. The consciousness of loving and
being loved brings a warmth and richness
to life that nothing else can bring.

---Oscar Wilde

The hours I spend with you I look upon
as a sort of a perfumed garden, a dim
twilight, and a fountain singing to it...
you and you alone make me feel that
I am alive...Other men it is said have
seen angels, but I have seen thee, and
thou art enough.

---George Moore

I saved what I think is the most famous of the Irish wedding toasts for last.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back,
the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rain fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again
may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

I hope these Irish wedding toasts are exactly what you are looking for. If not just use your imagination and come up with something of your own. I think the above toasts should get your creative juices flowing.

Have a fun wedding and a great life together.

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