25 Irish Sayings About Friends

The Irish are known for their many proverbs, blessings, and sayings. Valuing friendships above all else, the Irish have passed on many words of wisdom for generations. Here are some of the best Irish sayings about friends that capture the spirit of the Irish.

“A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”

“A toast to your coffin. May it be made of 100 year old oak. And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.”

“An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall on the face of the earth.”

“Friend of my soul, this goblet sip ’twill chase the pensive tear. ‘Tis not so sweet as woman’s lip but oh, ’tis more sincere.”

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!”

“In Heaven there is no beer, that is why we drink it here.”

“Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.”

“May all the giant hearts be tall as day, may all your winter nights be warm as may.”

“May God bring good health to your enemies enemies.”

“May the dust of your carriage blind the eyes of your foe!”

“May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey, but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching.”

“May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.”

“May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.”

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

“May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face.”

“May the wind at your back always be your own.”

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”

“May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.”

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

“May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.”

“Praise the child and you praise the mother.”

“The future is not ours to know, and it may never be- so let us live and give our best and give it lavishly!”

“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.”

“Two shorten the road.”

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is.”

Here is an entertaining video of Irish people trying to explain Irish phrases.

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