10 Irish Blessings to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Blessings and Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at EdenKeeper!

May your day be filled with sunshine and smiles, and you and your families be blessed with every beautiful blessing.

Here are ten beautiful blessings from the emerald isle of Ireland, joined with lovely free images from pixabay.com to help you get started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Please help us share the blessings by passing a few around to your family and friends!

10 Irish Blessings to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:

Irish rainbow blessing

1. Wishing You A Rainbow

Wishing you a rainbow 
For sunlight after showers 
Miles and miles of Irish smiles 
For golden happy hours 
Shamrocks at your doorway 
For luck and laughter too, 
And a host of friends that never ends 
Each day your whole life through!

Irish butterfly blessing

2. Wings of the Butterfly

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun. 
And find your shoulder to light on. 
To bring you luck, happiness and riches. 
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

Irish contentment blessing

3. Happiness Be With You Now

May joy and peace surround you, 
Contentment latch your door, 
And happiness be with you now, 
And bless you evermore.

Irish rainfall blessing

4. Freshening Your Spirit

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. 
May the soft winds freshen your spirit. 
May the sunshine brighten your heart 
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. 
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

irish friendship blessing

5. An Irish Prayer

May God give you… 
For every storm, a rainbow, 
For every tear, a smile, 
For every care, a promise, 
And a blessing in each trial. 
For every problem life sends, 
A faithful friend to share, 
For every sigh, a sweet song, 
And an answer for each prayer.


6. God and His Angels

May you have: 
A world of wishes at your command. 
God and his angels close to hand. 
Friends and family their love impart, 
and Irish blessings in your heart!


7. An Irish Marriage Blessing

May God be with you and bless you. 
May you see your children’s children. 
May you be poor in misfortunes 
and rich in blessings. 
May you know nothing but happiness 
from this day forward.


8. Never Want For More

May you always walk in sunshine. 
May you never want for more. 
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.


9. A Guardian Angel

These things, I warmly wish for you-
Someone to love,
Some work to do,
A bit o’ sun,
A bit o’ cheer,
And a guardian angel always near.


10. The Most Famous Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


For more on St. Paddy, check this out from the Independent online : St Patrick’s Day: Who was Saint Patrick and how did patron saint of Ireland go global? Millions celebrate St Patrick’s everywhere around the globe

Sources: IslandIreland and Beliefnet

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About the Author

Aisha Abdelhamid (Birth-name Kathleen Vail) is a freelance lifestyle and environmental science writer currently living in Vancouver, BC. Her interests include environmental conservation, climate science, renewable energy, faith-based environmental activism, sustainable economics, corporate social responsibility, creative lifestyles, and healthy living.