Funny Irish Sayings And Quotes


Funny Irish Sayings And Quotes

Here is a collection of funny Irish sayings and quotes from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy. Savor the humor and have a good laugh!

“Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists.”
– Alan Parker

“It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.”
– Alice Hamilton

“Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again.”
– Andrea Corr

“Well ironically my last three roles have all been a mother. One was a Canadian film where the baby was taken away because she is a drug addict, in Irish Jam I play a mother to a four year old. I think in the future I’ll be able to handle the role with a lot more depth.”
– Anna Friel

“But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible.”
– Anne McCaffrey

“Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.”
– Anthony Quinn

“The Irish and British, they love satire, it’s a large part of the culture.”
– Ben Nicholson

“Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy.”
– Bharati Mukherjee

“I’m just a loud Irish guy.”
– Bill O’Reilly

“Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.”
– Bob Geldof

“They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.”
– Bobby Sands

“You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.”
– Bonnie Tyler

“But more than anything else, for the British folks Irish people were all terrorists. So when we went to Britain, it was always a lot of resistance to U2. And that’s why we came to America.”
– Bono

“I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from.”
– Brad Pitt

“If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.”
– Brendan Behan

“It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.”
– Brendan Behan

“Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.”
– Brendan Behan

“I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country – Irish music – had a particular resonance.”
– Brendan Gleeson

“In Ireland, it’s been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they’re Irish.”
– Caroline Corr

“We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.”
– Caroline Corr

“My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?”
– Carroll O’Connor

“I hope ‘The Voice’ has a fifteen-year run, don’t get me wrong. But I come from nothing, and maybe it’s the Irish in me, but my attitude is always like, ‘They’ll figure me out soon.’”
– Carson Daly

“I think I’m going to keep my Irish accent forever now in any movie I make, because chicks dig it and that’s all I care about now!”
– Chris O’Dowd

“I’ve always been conscious of the fact that there aren’t enough Irish voices on British television compared to the amount of Irish people who live there.”
– Chris O’Dowd

“I had great faith in Irish actors, that they’d be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It’s been a learning experience for me too.”
– Christopher Meloni

“My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers – because there is something mystical in the air. There’s always this cloudy, moody sky and it’s challenging.”
– Christopher Meloni

“It’s so tough to get movies made in Ireland anymore. A whole generation of Irish filmmakers doesn’t have the resources to get a movie made.”
– Ciaran Hinds

“My feet always danced to Irish traditional music, but I was very glad to get out of the North of Ireland in the mid-Seventies when it was really closed and tight and relentlessly unforgiving.”
– Ciaran Hinds

“My soul is still Irish.”
– Ciaran Hinds

“My family was very encouraging, and both of my grandparents were both beautiful singers. My grandmother was a coloratura soprano, and my grandfather was an Irish tenor in a barbershop quartet.”
– Clare Bowen

“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.”
– Colin Farrell

“I’m just a true Irish boy at heart.”
– Colin Farrell

“I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.”
– Colin Firth

“I kind of have an interest in all history. And I suspect it comes from being Irish – we like stories, we like telling stories, which makes a lot of us lean towards being writers or actors or directors.”
– Colm Meaney

“My old manager of the Irish National Theatre said ‘Don’t worry about being a star, just worry about being a working actor. Just keep working.’ I think that’s really good advice.”
– Colm Meaney

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