The Irish Blessing is a beautiful sentiment.
The most popular Irish blessing would be the following.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back . May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
My favorite version of the Irish Blessing is by Richard Henderson of Celtic Images
Checkout The Irish Blessing Explained , for a nice take on an American’s respect for this simple and beautiful thought.
This is the Irish blessing most people recognize but there are many less well Known Irish blessings which reflect the unique and basic goodness of the Irish people.
Irish Blessing 2;
May you always have work for your hands to do May your pockets hold always a coin or two May the sun shine bright on your windowpane May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you and may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you
Favorite Irish Proverbs;
May those that love us, love us. and for those who don’t love us May God turn their hearts. And if God can not turn their hearts, May he turn their ankles, So we may know them by their limping.
Living with an Irishman builds character.
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you are lucky enough.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.