Irish Blessings, Curses and Proverbs

An Irish Blessing 1 of 11

The Irish are famous for their numerous blessings, curses and proverbs. They certainly have a way with words. When you are lucky enough to receive an Irish blessing, be sure to listen to the ending; it may just turn out to be a curse! This type of blessing is referred to as a "backward blessing." Here are a few of our favorites. Use them wisely!