Whether you are Irish, have Irish ancestors, or just love St. Patrick’s Day and all the fun it has to offer, an Irish t-shirt is for you. The possibilities are endless.
Lots of people are into genealogy these days. For those who have Irish roots, try a shirt that has your family name and coat of arms on the front. These coats of arms are of high interest, especially for people who really get into the history of their families.
Another option for Irish shirts is the quintessential “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” tee. Seen mostly at St. Patrick’s Day, they are usually green but can be any color. A shamrock is typically seen at the side of this popular saying.
Some folks like to brag about their heritage. Pregnant women can wear a shirt that says “Irish Blessing”. Another one is “Irish to the Bone”, and can show some green skeletons.
Or, you can get one that simply says “Ireland”. It’s your choice!
Young lads and lassies would like to wear their very own shamrock clothes, and maybe would enjoy a t-shirt covered with “leprechaun tracks”. You can even do this one yourself with some green ink and your thumbprint.
Other kinds of Irish tees might have sayings associated with the green isle. For example, “Slainte” is one, as well as “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere”â€¦alluding to the widely-held belief that the Irish are a great beer-drinking culture. Guinness t-shirts are especially popular, even around St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re heading out for a St. Patrick’s Day parade, try customizing a t-shirt with a graphic of a frosty pint of green beer!
For the person who wants to get more specific in his or her Irish sayings, they can try any number of blessings (and curses) for their t-shirts:
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
A final blessing to consider:
May flowers always line you path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step of the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
And the Curse:
May those that love us, love us,
And those that don’t love us
May god turn their hearts;
If he can’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles so
We’ll know them by their limping!
No matter how you want to celebrate being Irish, having Irish ancestors, or the great partying holiday of St. Patrick’s Day, pull on a t-shirt and show that you’re “Proud to Be Irish!”