Carnival of Irish Genealogy, 19th Edition
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Now sweetly lies old Ireland
Emerald green beyond the foam,
Awakening sweet memories,
Calling the heart back home.
Ireland, it’s the one place on earth
That heaven has kissed
With melody, mirth,
And meadow and mist.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
May the luck of the Irish possess you.
May the devil fly off your worries.
May God bless you forever and ever.
Bless your little Irish heart-
and every other Irish part.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at you back.
May the sun shine upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.