Saying for St. Patricks day? Sending to Great Grandmother?

Which saying do you like best for a card I am sending to my great grandma for st. patrick's day? She is Irish btw so anything talking about being Irish is ok.

1

When Irish eyes are smiling,

Tis like a morn in spring.

With a lilt of Irish laughter

You can hear the angels sing

When Irish hearts are happy

All the world is bright and gay

When Irish eyes are smiling

Sure, they steal your heart away.

2

Walls for the winds,

A roof for the rain,

Tea beside the fire,

Laughter to cheer you,

Those you love near you,

And all your heart might desire!

3

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter

Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.

Poems and songs with pipes and drums

A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.

That's the Irish for you!

4

May the lilt of lush laughter lighten ever road,

May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.

May you taste the sweetest pleasures

that fortune ever bestowed,

And may all your friends remember

all the favors you are owed.

5 (can use this one along with another one too)

Go mbeannai Dia duit

(May God Bless You)

6

These things I warmly wish to you-

Someone to love

Some work to do

A bit o' sun

A bit o' cheer

And a guardian angel always near.

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  • John
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    I like number two.

    Your grandmother might like reading this article, too.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/165789/sa...

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    If she is Irish I would go with something "as Gaeilge"

    I would recommend:

    Faoiseamh a gheobhadsa

    Seal beag gairid

    Ar oileán mara,

    Ag siúl cois cladaigh

    Maidin is tráthnóna

    O Luan go satharn

    Thiar ag baile.

    Faoiseamh a gheobhadsa

    Seal beag gairid

    I measc mo dhaoine,

    Ó chrá croí,

    Ó bhuairt aigne,

    Ó uaigneas duairc,

    Ó chaint ghontach,

    Thiar ag baile.

    It translates as:

    I will find peace of mind

    For a short time

    Amongst my kind

    On an ocean isle

    Walking by the sea front

    Morning and evening

    Monday ‘til Saturday

    Back home in the west

    I will find peace of mind

    For a short time

    Amongst my kind

    On an ocean isle

    From heart ache

    From loneliness

    From daily worries

    Back home in the west

    I’ll find peace of mind

    I’ll find rest

    I’ll find peace of mind.

    I know personally if someone were to send me anything on St. Patrick's Day I'd like it to be more personal then the whole Irish luck and leprechauns thing. This is one of the best known Irish poems and is actually one that is studied extensively in school. It's also one that has beautiful sentiment to it.

    Source(s): Irish
  • Debra
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I like this one the best, it sounds more personal and as if you're genuinely saying it to her. 4 May the lilt of lush laughter lighten ever road, May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road. May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ever bestowed, And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

  • 10 years ago

    4 is my personal favorite, I always send it to my family and friends on St. Patty's Day! Add #5 to it :) (I'm Irish too)

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  • 10 years ago

    O Moonshine dear Moonshine oh how I love thee,

    Ya kill me ol' father but ar' ya try me.

    Oh bless all moonshiners and bless all moonshine,

    Oh it's breath smells as sweet as the dew on the vine

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