7 Irish Poems worth reading

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    7 Irish Poems worth reading

    We Irish are nothing if not poets. Here is a selection of the best St. Patrick’s poems and songs that show off our country’s way with words and fill us with pride to be Irish.

    1. The love of St. Patrick

    May the love of St.Patrick,
    find a place in your heart,
    A love of a country,
    a land set apart,
    A love of a people,
    so proud and so true,
    and lastly the love,
    that I feel now for you.

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    To the land of his master’s a shepherd boy came,
    But to conquer their hearts not to seek for his fame,
    And now his blessed name is known all the world wide,
    And the glory of Patrick is Ireland’s best pride.

    3. Wishing you always

    Wishing you always—
    Walls for the wind
    And a roof for the rain
    And tea beside the fire.
    Laughter to cheer you
    And those you love near you
    And all that your heart might desire!

    4. St Patrick’s Day Verse

    May you have warm words on a cold evening,
    a full moon on a dark night,
    and the road downhill all the way to your door.

    5. An Irish Blessing
    May these rich blessings be your due—
    A wealth of friendships, old and new,
    Some service rendered, some solace given,
    And gentle peace with God and Heaven.

    6. May you always have…

    May you always have…
    enough luck to make you smile,
    enough trials to keep you strong,
    enough of all life’s treasures
    to keep you truly happy.

    7. Saint Patrick was a gentleman (As sung by the Wolfe Tones on the album ‘Spirit Of The Nation.’)

    Verse 1: Saint Patrick was a gentleman, he came from decent people
    In Dublin town he built a church and on it put a steeple
    His father was a Callaghan, his mother was a Brady
    His auntie an O’Shaughnessy, his uncle an O’Grady

    Chorus: Then here’s to bold St. Paddy’s fist, he was a saint so clever
    He gave the snakes and toads a twist and banished them forever

    Verse 2: There’s not a mile in Eireann’s isle where the dirty vermin musters
    Where’er he put his dear forefoot, he murdered them in clusters
    The toads went hop, the frogs went pop, slap dash into the water
    And beasts committed suicide to save themselves from slaughter

    Verse 3: The Wicklow hills are very high and so is the hill of Howth, sir
    ‘Twas on the top of this high hill Saint Patrick preached his sermons
    He drove the frogs into the bogs and banished all the vermins
    And there’s a hill much bigger still, much higher than them both, sir

    Verse 4: No wonder that those Irish lads should be so gay and frisky
    For sure Saint Pat, he taught them that, as well as making whiskey
    No wonder that the saint himself should understand distilling
    His mother kept a shebeen shop in the town of Enniskillen

    Source: Irish Central

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