31 Irish Drinking Toasts

A selection of Irish Drinking Toasts and Irish Blessings. Irish Drinking Toasts are always the best way of starting the night off. However, Don’t leave it till the end of the night to start the toasts.



(1) I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.

(2) May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

(3) May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.

(4) May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.

(5) As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.

(6) May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.

(7) May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.

(8) May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

(9) May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.

(10)May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.

(11) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

(12) Drinking a Health–We will drink this drink, As Patrick would drink it,Full of grace and spilling over, Without fighting or quarrelling or hint of shame, Or knowing that we will last until tomorrow. We ask the help of our Mother Mary,For she is our support at all times, This is our toast to all here present And may the Son of Grace be helping us.

(13) Here’s to me, and here’s to you, And here’s to love and laughter- I’ll be true as long as you, And not one moment after.

(14) 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.

(15) 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!

(16) When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
(17) Here’s to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!

(18) In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.

(19) To Friendship–May the roof above us never fall in, And may we friends gathered below, never fall out.

(20) May I see you grey and combing your children’s hair.

(21) May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband(or wife).

(22) May your doctor never earn a dollar out of you and may your heart never give out. May the ten toes of your feet steer you clear of all misfortune, and before you’re much older, may you hear much better toasts than this.

(23) 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.

(24) 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 foward.

(25) May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the outside leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crow never pick your haystack, and may your donkey always be in foal.

(26) May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.

(27) May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

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

(29) To Good Health–The health of all Ireland and of county Mayo, And when that much is dead, May we still be on the go; From the county of Meath, the health of the hag. Not of her but her drink is the reason we brag; Your health one and all, from one wall to the other,  And, you outside there – speak up, brother!

(30) Here’s that we may always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience, and a guinea in our pocket.

(31) May the strength of three be in your journey.

(32) Here’s to the four hinges of society. May you fight,
steal, lie and drink. When you fight, may you fight for your country.
When you steal, may you steal away from bad company.
When you lie, may you lie at the side of your sweetheart.
And when you drink, may you drink with me.