'Nollaig shona duit!'
'Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi shonas duit.'
A prosperous and happy Christmas to you.
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.
New years toasts:
'Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.'
May we be alive at this time next year.
'Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!'
A prosperous New Year!
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched
out in friendship but never in want.
Irish Toast for a bachelor (my personal favorite heh)
May you have nicer legs than yours under the table
before the new spuds are up.
Irish birthday toasts:
May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to
We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the
wood of a hundred year old oak tree that I shall
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...
May the doctor never earn a pound out of you.
May the good Lord take a liking to you...
But not too soon!
May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
If you're enough lucky to be Irish...
Than you're lucky enough!
May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.
May your pockets be heavy
Your heart be light,
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.