The Irish language has a few toasts or blessings that people have found endearing for generations. Actually, the language has a very rich tradition of proverbs, many of them witty and funny.
We’ll start with some simple Irish language toasts.
A hundred thousand welcomes!
Céad míle fáilte /kayd mee-la foyl-cha/
This is a common phrases, and you would use this toast when inviting a close friend into your home, for example.
Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat.
/guh nire-ee on taw lyat/
St Patrick’s Day blessings upon you!
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
/ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv/
You can listen to a whole lot of St Patrick’s Day Irish sayings over at Irish-Sayings.com.
Happy New Year!
Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!
/ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah ditch/
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