Irish Blessings – May You Be Poor In Misfortune


Irish blessings you can share in both Gaeilge and English.

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Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

Long-life and fair health to you.

Saol fada agus breac-shláinte chugat.
(A Gaelic blessing pronounced Say-ol faw-dah og-uss brack- hlawn-cheh ch(k)oo-at)
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Good health to you.

Sláinte chugat.
(pronounced Slawn-cheh ch(k)oo-at)
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Go raibh míle maith agat!
(This simple Irish blessing is used in its original Gaelic often in Ireland -one of the few expressions that almost everybody knows. It means ‘Many thanks’ (literally ‘That you may have a thousand good things’) and is pronounced Guh rev mee-lah maw og-ut)
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My seven blessings on you!

Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
(pronounced Muh hyawch(k)t mann-ach(k)t urt)
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Good on you

Maith thú
(This very common and short Irish blessing is easy to use and pronounced Maw hoo)
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Good luck to you

Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat.
(Literally meaning ‘That luck may rise with you’, this short Irish blessing is pronouncedGuh nye-ree on taw laht.)


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