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Funny Quotations about Ireland

quotations about Ireland

Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is a country rich in folklore, music, literature, and warm hospitality. From the dramatic cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way to the mystical landscapes of the Giant's Causeway, Ireland's natural beauty captivates visitors from around the world. The Irish people, with their lively spirit, wit, and storytelling prowess, have left an indelible mark on the world stage. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of Ireland, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, whimsical, and sometimes cheeky aspects of this captivating nation. So, grab a pint of Guinness, tap your toes to traditional music, and join us as we explore the humorous side of Ireland.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about Ireland. From the charm of Irish accents to the quirks of Irish humour, there's no shortage of laughter when it comes to the Emerald Isle. From witty remarks on the unpredictable weather to humorous reflections on Irish luck and the Irish pub culture, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of Ireland.

"The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch." James Boswell (Scottish writer, 1740-1795)

"There are no strangers [in Ireland], only friends that have not yet met." William Butler Yeats (Irish poet, 1865-1939)

"Dublin University contains the cream of Ireland – rich and thick." Samuel Beckett (Irish writer, 1926-1989)

"A Garda recruit was asked during the exam: 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?' He answered: 'Call for reinforcements.'" Anon

"We have found the Irish to be somewhat odd. They refuse to be English." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

"It's summertime in Ireland when the rain grows warmer." Hal Roach (American film producer, 1892-1992)

"Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same." Iris Murdoch (Novelist and Philosopher, 1919-1999)

"This isn't a hangover – it's the Irish flu." Anon

"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven." Anon

"I formed a new group called Alcoholics-Unanimous. If you don't feel like a drink, you ring another member and he comes over to persuade you." Richard Harris (Irish actor, 1930-2002)

"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 (Irish writer, 1923-1964)

"The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad." George Orwell (English Writer, 1903-1950)

"We've never been cool; we're hot. Irish people are Italians who can't dress; Jamaicans who can't dance." Bono (Irish rock star, 1960-)

"Where would the Irish be without someone to be Irish at?" Elizabeth Bowen (British novelist and short-story writer, born in Ireland, 1899-1973)

"I'm Irish. We think sideways." Spike Milligan (Irish comedian, 1918-2002)

"He'd settled into a life of Guinness, sarcasm and late late nights – the kind of life that American academics think real Dubliners lead. Joseph O'Connor (Irish novelist, 1963-)

"An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"Because a man is born in a stable, that does not make him a horse." Duke of Wellington (British soldier and statesman, 1769-1852) denying that he was Irish

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