Irish Blessings

Luck of the Irish...



Enjoy this unique collection of Irish Blessings for all occasions.   Great for St. Patrick’s Day… Wonderful for a heartfelt blessing!

I am not Irish, but have fallen in love with the Irish Blessings. 

Having done the research for this page, I have a much greater appreciation for the Irish culture. 

I hope you enjoy this page as much as I have enjoyed creating this page. 

Enjoy!




Abundance

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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

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May you have love that never ends,
Lots of money, and lots of friends
Health be yours, whatever you do
And may God send many blessings to you!

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
And quick to make friends.

But rich or poor,
Quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May you have
No frost on your spuds,
No worms on your cabbage.
May your goat give plenty of milk.

And if you inherit a donkey,
May she be in foal.
May the most you wish for
Be the least you get.

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Beautiful

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May you always have…
A sunbeam to warm you,
Good luck to charm you.

A Sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you.

And whenever you pray…
Heaven to hear you.

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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.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


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Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—

Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

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Being Irish

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There are only two kinds
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Beyond the Grave

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...

I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die... 

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Blessings for Farmers

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May the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
May the sun warm the land,
May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.

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God bless the arms that push the ploy
God bless the hands that milk the cow
God bless the fingers that spin the wheel
God bless the legs that turn the field
God bless the eyes closed in prayer
God bless all who toil
God bless all here.


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Celtic Benediction

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Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining starts to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.


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Celtic Blessings

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May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door. 


May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God's blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you may your heart be strong.
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.

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May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

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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!


May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!

May the blessing of God's soft rain be on you,
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.
May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.

May the blessing of God's earth be on you,
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word
for those you meet.

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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.

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May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another bring a smile to your lips,
and a twinkle from your eye.


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Christening Blessing

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Welcome, precious little child
So fresh from God above
Christened today in Jesus’ name,
Held in his arms of love.

 May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear,
And may our Heavenly Father
Always keep you in His care.

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Dearest Father in Heaven,
Bless this child and bless this day
Of new beginnings.

Smile upon this child
And surround this child, Lord,
With the soft mantle of your love.

Teach this child to follow in your footsteps,
And to live life in the ways of
Love, faith, hope and charity.

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Christmas

May peace and plenty be the first
To lift the latch on your door,
And happiness be guided to your home
By the candle of Christmas.

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Drinking

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A Long Life
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 beer – and another one.

In Heaven…
In heaven there is no beer…
That’s why we drink ours here.

No Drinking After Death
Best while you have it use your breath
There is no drinking after death.

For Every Thirst
For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.

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Family

Bless you and yours
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched
And those inside be well matched.

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Famous Celtic Blessings

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May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back

May 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 palm of His Hand.

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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 season bring the best to you and yours!

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May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you good luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond


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Famous Celtic Quotes

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Choose any one of the following quotes:

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk
to spend time with fools." ~ Ernest Heminway

"The problem with the world is that
everyone is a few drinks behind." ~ Humphrey Bogart

"A woman drove me to drink and
I didn’t have the decency to thank her." ~ W. C. Fields

"There can’t be good living where there is not good drinking."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"He was a wise man who invented beer." ~ Plato

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
~ Henry Youngman


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From St. Patrick's Breastplate

Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me

Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise

Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me

Christ in the mouth of every man
who speaks of me

Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.

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Funny

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May those who love us, love us;
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;

And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping!

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May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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As you slide down the bannister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way!

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 Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass
all four essential food groups:
alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
~ Alex Levine

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Good Advice

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May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you’re going,
And the insight to know when you’re going too far.



Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

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Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

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A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings
and forget the day's troubles.

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Happiness

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May the best day of your past
be the worst day of you future.


May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus, too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright happy hours,
That stay with you all year long.

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.

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Health

Health and a long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
A child every year to you.
And if you can't go to heaven,
May you at least die in Ireland.

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Housewarming

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Bless this house, o Lord, we pray.
Make it safe by night and day.

Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.

Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all.

Bless the doors that they may prove
Ever open to joy and love.

Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God's heavenly light.

Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.

Bless the people here within...
Keep them pure and free from sin.

Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.


May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

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May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.


God bless the house in which you dwell.
Bless every window and every wall
Bless every soul beneath its rafters,
Bless every heart that brings it laughter.
Bless every foot that walks through its doors,
God bless the house that shelters you and yours.

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 May you always have walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire.


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In Times of Sorrow

May you see God's light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.

May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.

When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.

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Ireland

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May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

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Irish Prayer

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May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

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May God bless you with love and health
For these are the true measures of joy and wealth.


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Irish Step Dance

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Irish Toasts

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May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

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Here's a toast to your enemies' enemies!


May you get all your wishes but one
so you always have something to strive for!


Here's to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to 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!

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Irish Wedding Blessing

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May God be with you and Bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.


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Leprechaun

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Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hallow of a tree
Live mystical, magical leprechauns who are cleaver as can be.
With pointed ears, turned up toes and little coats of green,
The leprechauns make their shoes, trying hard to ne’er be seen.
Only those who really believe have seen these little elves.
If you believe and look with your heart, you can see them yourselves.

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Long Life

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May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health.
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest.
Be those which come true.
The kindness you spead,
Keep returning to you.

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May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

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May you live long,
Die happy,
And rate a mansion in heaven.

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

May you live to be a hundred years,
With one extra year to repent!

Here's to your coffin!
May your coffin have six handles of finest silver!
May your coffin be carried by six fair young maids!
And may your coffin be made of finest wood
from a 100-year-old tree,
that I'll go plant tomorrow!

May I see you gray and combing your grandchildren's hair.

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.

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Luck of the Irish

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Like the gold of the sun,
like the light of the day,
may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. 
Like the glow of a star, and the lilt of a song,
may these be your joys all your life long.


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Mother

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God made a wonderful mother;
One who never grows old
He made her smile of the sunshine
and molded her heart of pure gold
In her eyes he placed bright shining starts
In her cheeks fair roses you see
God made me a wonderful mother and
He gave that dear mother to me
Please God,
He will bless her and keep her
though far from me now she is gone
And, God willing,
I will once again feel her loving arms
around me once more.


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May the love and protection
St. Patrick can give
be yours in abundance
as long as you live.
Love & Protection



ay 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 and cheer you!
Gladness & Cheer



May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.
God Be With You



May your neighbors respect you,
troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
and heaven accept you.
Heaven Accept You



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May our blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

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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 and cheer you!


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Shamrocks

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For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

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May good luck be with you wherever you go,
And your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.


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Spiritual Blessings

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings.


May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside,
Light on the inside.
With God's sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth,
Like a turf fire
that welcomes friends and strangers alike.
May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes,
Like a candle in the window,
Welcoming the weary traveller.

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St. Patrick Blessing

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May the love and protection of St. Patrick can give
be yours in abundance as long as you live.


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St. Patrick's Day Cards

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Irish Kitty Blessing

May you always have a lizard
or two,
Or a good hunting spot,
if you have to make do.
May your human give you
your own dish,
And fill it with every good food that you wish.
May you have your
very own plate,
An may you meals
never be late.
May you human bring home companions for you;
Any big dogs, …
make friends with them too.
A big dog on your side can cover your back,
And you can eat from their bowl any food that you lack.
May you human bring you
a special pal,
Especially, if you’re luck,
a feline gal.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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May your blessings
outnumber the shamrocks
that grow,
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

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St. Patrick's Day Games

St. Patrick's Game Collection

Grab your lucky shamrock and turn on a bit o' the Irish...
it's time for a few fun St. Patrick's Games for the lads and lasses!

From traditional paper & pencil games to bold, bright color and a dusting of green personality, the St. Patrick's Games Collection contains over 20 printable St. Patrick's games with answers that you print right from your computer.


St. Patrick's Day Bingo

St. Patrick's Day Bingo made for the youngest players! All squares have pictures so even the little ones can play bingo.

Generator will scramble pictures for unique cards, just tell it how many guests you have, edit your personal message, and it makes them all for you! Call card with pictures included.


Oh! Those Irish Words of Wisdom

Proverbs, adages, words of wisdom - whatever you call them the Irish have many colorful sayings, and most of them inspire laughter.

See how many players are rolling out of their seats with laughter as they try to complete these Irish adages with the words provided!

We've added a second bonus game that's more challenging. Answer keys included.


St. Patrick's Day Trivia

Trivia for those who think they know their St. Patrick's Day and Ireland facts!

Start thinking green...and may the luck of the Irish be with thee!

Answer key included.


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Work Blessing

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 windowpane;
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.

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Abundance
Beautiful
Being Irish
Beyond the Grave
Blessings for Farmers
Celtic Benediction
Celtic Blessings
Christening Blessing
Christmas
Drinking
Family
Famous Celtic Blessings
Famous Celtic Quotes
From St. Patrick’s Breastplate
Funny
Good Advice
Happiness
Health
Hilarious Ecards
Housewarming
In Times of Sorrow
Ireland
Irish Prayer
Irish Step Dance
Irish Toasts
Irish Wedding Blessing
Leprechaun
Long Life
Luck of the Irish
Mother
Photo Frames with Blessings
Shamrocks
Spiritual Blessings
St. Patrick Blessing
St. Patrick’s Day Cards
St. Patrick’s Day Games
Work Blessing
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