Irish Toasts

Toasts and Toasting Etiquette

St. Patrick's Day Irish Toasts

A toast in Ireland is usually an understated event, done discreetly among friends. Picking the right opportunity to toast is important to avoid interfering with a great discussion.

Irish Toasts can be wonderful and imaginative. We’ve assembled our favorite Irish toasts, they are humorous and interesting, for St. Patrick’s Day and other special occasions. These toasts are traditional. Please feel free to add your own special touch. The best toasts are often the ones that reflect your own inventiveness.

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

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

"We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the wood of a hundred-year-old oak tree that I shall plan tomorrow."

"May the good Lord take a liking to you - but not too soon!"

"May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're dead."

"May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live."

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