Sláinte: Irish Quotes and Toasts for St Patricks Day


GuinnessSláinte is often used as drinking toast in Ireland and it means “health”. Here are some more Irish toasts for St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Saint Patrick’s Day Toast
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.
‘Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!’
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Toasts
It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there’s no money!

My friends are the best friends.
Loyal, willing and able.
Now let’s get to drinking!
All glasses off the table!

May neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

This toast is my personal favorite!
May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows your dead.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

Sláinte! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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