Irish Blessings

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There are a huge number of blessings in English and Irish (Gaelic) that are associated with the Celtic people of Ireland. Read through our selected blessings, a real mixture of funny, comical as well as traditional and religious Irish Blessings.

The Irish have a blessing for almost everything! There are traditional Irish blessings for weddings, funerals, St Patricks day, Houses, Workers, Peace, Happiness and we have even included a blessing for Toothache! Blessings are a beautiful way to show your loved ones how you feel about them. Ideal to use in emails, texts, status updates, wedding and birthday cards.

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Irish Blessings
How about a unique blessing to write in a bridal shower or wedding guest book? Print out your favorite blessing for your kitchen pin board or fridge door, guaranteed to cheer you up when you are feeling down. Blessings were traditionally taught to children, teach your own children a beautiful blessing, a great way to teach them about god and more fun than a prayer.


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Irish Blessings - Quotes
Many blessings are humorous but also have a strong religious message. The following blessing is known as St Patricks blessing:

"May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go and guide you in what you do
May his loving protection flow all around and be a constant blessing for you."

Irish Blessings - Gaelic Translation
The following phrase in both English and traditional Irish Gaelic is a beautiful example of a blessing suitable for a young person, an ideal phrase to write in a birthday card or to update your status profile:

Gaelic: "Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad"
English Translation: "Praise the youth and they will come"
Meaning in today's language :Young people learn more from compliments than criticism

Traditional Irish Blessings
The following blessing is the most popular and famous Irish blessing of all time!

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

Irish Wedding Blessings
The following wedding blessing is ideal for including in a wedding card or to write in a wedding or bridal shower guest book.  A lovely way to wish the new bride and groom luck and wishes for their future life

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward.

A comprehensive guide to Irish Blessings. All you need to know about the blessings and prayers associated with the wonderful Emerald Isle. Information and facts on different Celtic and Gaelic blessings. Find out about their meanings and origins.

Irish Blessings

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  • Irish Blessings for Marriage, Health and Happiness

  • Traditional & Funny Blessings

  • Gaelic Translation of popular Irish Blessings

  • Sayings and Quotes

  • Meanings and Origins of Irish Blessings

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Irish Blessings - Pictures and Videos
Discover the vast selection of pictures relating to Irish Blessings and illustrating the many different blessings that are part of the Irish culture such as the Irish Wedding Blessing, House Blessing and Irish Eyes Blessing. The pictures represent the different blessings that are associated with this amazing country. A great resource for all ages. A great resource to discover funny and interesting status updates for your social networking profile, particularly for St Patricks day!  We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main blessings within the Irish Blessings section. The videos enable fast access to the images and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the about Ireland Index - a great educational resource for everyone!


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