We all value friendships, but the Irish have a way of expressing it by using
wishes. Enjoy these poems that have been passed down many generations
by the Irish. We hope you find a wish that you can share with your friends.
An Irish Friendship Wish
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
A Wish for a Friend
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!
A Blessing for a Friend
May the blessing of the rain be on you -
the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers
may spring up,
and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains be on you,
may they beat upon your spirit
and wash it fair and clean,and leave there
many a shining pool where the blue of
heaven shines, and sometimes a star.
An Irish Wish
May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load,
May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road,
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune e're bestowed,
And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.
May You Have
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.
"A friend is one who needs us and one whom we need."
"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another."
"May you have love that never ends, lots of money and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do and may God send many blessings to you.
"If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes."
"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."
"May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!"
"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty."