Irish wisdom… friends

Irish wisdom. A friend's eye is a good mirror. Image copyright Ireland Calling

There are hundreds of Irish blessings and sayings – wise words passed down generations. Here is a selection of traditional Irish blessings for friends.

Irish blessing to friend and to rover. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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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.
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Irish blessing. May love and laughter light your days. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May good luck be your friend
In whatever you do
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.
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Irish blessing. There are good ships and wood ships. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May your home be filled with laughter
May your pockets be filled with gold
And may you have all the happiness
Your Irish heart can hold.
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May you always have these blessings…
A soft breeze when summer comes
A warm fireside in winter
And always, the warm, soft smile of a friend.
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Irish wisdom. The road to a frind's house is never long. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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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.
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