Whether it’s a Green River with the kids, or an Irish whiskey with your McPals, it’s always fun to offer a silly toast on this occasion for “the Wearin’ O’ The Green.” To that end, you might enjoy one of my favorites, from my grandfather (who came from County Mayo, “God Help Us”): “As ye slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters all be goin’ yer way!“ (~ Mo)
Or, perhaps you’d like something a little more sentimental, or meaningful, than just “Slainte!” [SLAHN-chuh]
Toastmasters International has selected the 10 Irish toasts below as its choices for raising a glass to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day:
“Whether you’re Irish, or wish you were Irish on this special day, St. Patrick’s Day is a terrific occasion for celebrating with friends and family each year,” says Toastmasters Past International President Ted Corcoran, who is from Dublin, Ireland. “Giving one of these toasts will help to spread the Irish cheer.”
For tips on how to make your words count when delivering a toast, visit the Toastmaster magazine article Mastering the Toast, written by speaker coach Simon Bucknall. To practice your toasts or speeches, find a Toastmasters club near you by visiting www.toastmasters.org/findaclub.
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