Funny Irish Sayings

These Funny Irish sayings will take you right back to the Old Sod, if you're not there already. Help yourself to a whole heap of Hibernian Humor!

Funny Irish Sayings
Group 1

The Irish love words, and use as many of them in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

The reason God allowed whiskey to be invented is so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world.
- Anonymous

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
- George Bernard Shaw

An Irishman can argue either side of a question, often at the same time.
- Jim Murray

Funny Irish Saying: "Two-Irishmen-Walk-Out-Of-A-Bar....No really, it could happen!"

Group 2

The Irish have to be the most passionate people in the world. Nobody else would stand in line to kiss a rock.
- Unknown Author

The reason the Irish fight among themselves is because they can’t find any other worthy opponents.
- Unknown Author

What do you call an Irishman who runs at a wall, bounces off the wall, runs at the opposite wall and bounces off, then runs back to the original wall?
- Rick O’Shea.

The ambition of the Irish is to say a thing as everybody says it, only louder.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan

Funny Irish Toasts

May the wind at your back not be the result of the corned beef and cabbage you had for lunch.
- Maxine

May you be in heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you're dead.
- An Irish toast

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your life.
- Irish toast

A person born Irish bears somewhat of a curse,
But not to be Irish is a fate even worse.
- Mercedes McCambridge

May the road rise up to meet you, and may you never have to sleep beneath the Riverdance rehearsal hall.
- Greg Tamblyn

Funny Irish Sayings
Group 4

Ireland is a country in which the probable never happens and the impossible always does.
- J.P. Mahaffey

My one claim to originality among Irishmen is that I have never made a speech.
- George Moore

Half the world is Irish and the other half wants to be.
- Bill Clinton

Dance an Irish jig to a lively Irish fiddle.
Drink an Irish stout, then have an Irish piddle.

Where does an Irish family go on vacation?
A different pub.

The Irish have solved their fuel problems. They’ve imported 50 million tons of sand from the Arabs and are going to drill for their own oil.
- Unknown Author

Irish Text

Funny Irish Sayings. SMS from husband to wife: "I'm down at the oub having a pint with the lads. If I'm not home in 20 minutes, read this message again."

Funny Irish Sayings
Short Jokes

Lawrence Patrick was arrested for being passed out in a pumpkin patch. When the officer pointed out that he was curled up with a pumpkin in a kissing position, he replied, “Begorrah! Is it midnight already?”

O’Boyle flipped open his morning newspaper and was astonished to find his name in the obituaries. Immediately he phoned his friend Kelly.
“Kelly!” he said. “Have you read the paper? They’re sayin’ I died!”
“I did read that, O'Boyle!” said Kelly. “So where are ye calling from?”

Strolling into the pub, Alloysius announced to the bartender, “Pour me a double, Mickey. I’ve just had a huge fight with me wife.”
“Again?” said Mickey. “So how did it end up this time?”
Alloysius took a long sip and said, “When it was finished, she crawled over on her hands and knees.”
“Now that’s different, for sure.” said Mickey. “And what did she have to say?”
“Get out from under that bed, you little weasel.”

Funny Irish Sayings
Group 5

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
- Brendan Behan

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.
- Oscar Wilde

To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,
And all their songs are sad.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.
- George Bernard Shaw

The Irish are the only people who cannot be helped by psychoanalysis.
- Sigmund Freud

Funny Irish Sayings:
The Wager

A Texan walks into a pub in Dublin and says loudly, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. Well, so are we Texans, so I’ll give 500 American bucks to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back.”

The pub grows silent, but after a while, no one takes the guy up on his offer. One man even leaves. But 30 minutes later he returns and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?” he asks.

“Sure, pardner,” says the Texan, and he tells the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness, which without a moment’s pause, the local cheerily drinks down, one after another, until every pint has been drained!

The regulars cheer wildly as the Texan’s jaw drops in amazement, and as he hands the 500 bucks to the winner, he says, “If you don’t mind me askin’, buckeroo, where were you for that half hour you were gone?“

“Oh, that?” The Irishman replies, “I had to pop over to another pub to see if I could do it.”

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