Irish Holiday Toasts

Saint Patrick’s Day
Gaelic: Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!
English: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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.

Gaelic: Nollaig shona duit!
English: Happy Christmas!

Gaelic: Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi shonas duit.
English: A prosperous and happy Christmas to you.

May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.

New Year
Gaelic: Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.
English: May we be alive at this time next year.

Gaelic: Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!
English: A prosperous New Year!

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.

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