Classic Irish Drinking Toasts

Irish drinking toasts are a classic way to make a toast, whether you're Irish or not. The Irish have some really funny and witty drinking toasts. Next time you're at a celebratory gathering, why not break out an Irish toast to delight the guests and drink to something fun? Here are some of the classics for you to bring to the next party. Have everyone raise their glasses of Guinness and take a drink after you recite your toast. Don't forget to end the toast with everyone saying, "Slainte," which is an old Gaelic toast meaning, "Good health."

My friends are the best friends,
Loyal, willing and able,
Now let's get to drinking!
All glasses off the table!

Here's to me and here's to you,
And here's to love and laughter.
I'll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.

Practice makes perfect,
There's many do think,
But a man's not too perfect
When he's practiced at drink!

Here's to a long life and a merry one,
A quick death and an easy one,
A pretty girl and an honest one,
A cold pint and another one!

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven.
So let's all get drunk and go to Heaven!

If you cheat, may you cheat death.
If you steal, may you steal a woman's heart.
If you fight, may you fight for a brother.
And if you drink, may you drink with me!

It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow,
Than to spend tonight like there's no money!

Here's to the land of the shamrock so green,
Here's to each lad and his darlin' Colleen,
Here's to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland, that's this Irishman's toast!

I have known many and liked not a few,
But loved only one, and this toast is to you.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours
That stay with you all the year long.

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