Irish Blessings

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MAY YOUR HOME ALWAYS BE TOO SMALL TO HOLD ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS.

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When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure it's like a morning spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, They'll steal your heart away! [Traditional Irish Folk Song]

CITATION Irish Blessings

1-IMG_6432It's easy to be pleasant When life flows by like a song. But the man worthwhile is the one who can smile When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, And it always comes with years. And the smile that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through the tears.

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If Ever I'm A Money'd Man, I Mean, Please God, To Cast My Golden Anchor In the Place Where Youthful Years Were Pass'd Though Heads That Bow Are Black and Brown Must Meanwhile Gather Grey New Faces Rise By Every Hearth, And Old Ones Drop Away -- Yet Dearer Still That Irish Hill Than All the World Beside; It's Home, Sweet Home, Where'er I Roam, Through Lands And Waters Wide. And If The Lord Allows Me, I Surely Will Return To My Native Bally Shannon, And The Winding Banks Of Erne. William Allingham (Irish Poet 1824-1889)
Lov'd land of the bards and saints! To me There's nought so dear as thy minstrelsy; Bright is Nature's every dress, Rich in unborrowed loveliness; Winning is every shape she wears, Winning is she in thy own sweet airs... Thomas Furlong Irish Poet ( 1794-1827) The River

CITATION Irish Blessings