— pronounced 'slawn-cha', meaning Health!

A common toast in Ireland, the equivalent to 'Cheers'

Here's a variety of old (and new) Irish Toasts! Feel free to use these at will at Maloney's!
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. But rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
May the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us.
May the road rise to meet you may the wind be always at your back the sun shine warm upon your face the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
May the strength of three be in your journey.
St. Patrick was a gentleman who through strategy and stealth drove all the snakes from Ireland here's a toasting to his health. But not too many toastings lest you loose yourself and then forget the good St. Patrick and see all those snakes again.
May there be a fox on your fishing hook and a hare on your bait and may you kill no fish until St. Brigid's Day.
Here's to you and yours and to mine and ours and if mine and ours ever come across you and yours I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours.
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.
May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.
Here's that we may always have a clean shirt a clean conscience and a guinea in our pocket.
Here's a health to your enemy's enemies.
Here's health and prosperity to you and all your posterity and them that doesn't drink with sincerity that they may be damned for all eternity.
Rye bread will do you good. barley bread will do you no harm,wheaten bread will sweeten your blood, oaten bread will strengthen your arm.
May you live to be a hundred years with one extra year to repent.
May I see you grey and combing your children's hair.
May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
Health and long life to you, the woman of your choice to you, a child every year to you, land without rent to you and may you die in Ireland.
May you have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head. May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you're dead.
The health of the salmon to you a long life, a full heart and a wet mouth.
May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
May the lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you.
Here's to being single...
Drinking doubles...
And seeing triple!
I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own!
Here's to women's kisses,
and to whiskey, amber clear;
Not as sweet as a woman's kiss,
but a darn sight more sincere!
Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer—and another one!
Here's to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!
Got a good Irish Toast? Send it to us and we'll post it!

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