Emura
Lv 6
Emura asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 1 decade ago

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.

Update:

She is Irish in blood, it was her dad or grandpa that was actually from Ireland

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  • John
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    I like number two.

    Your grammie might like this article, too. It's chock full of fact about St. Patrick and the way it is celebrated 'round the world.

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

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  • 1 decade 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.

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  • Maria
    Lv 4
    4 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    2 and #5

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  • Orla C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    'Irish Eyes are Smiling' - only send her that if she's lived outside in Ireland long enough NOT to find it naff and cheesy and cringe-inducing. Ugh!

    Newsflash: Ireland joined the 21st century along with the rest of the world!

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  • 1 decade ago

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

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