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Holiday Toasts, Songs, etc.:

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand."

"Slainte" (slauntca) = Cheers (health)


Here's to health to thine and thee,
Not forgetting mine and me.
When thine and thee next meet mine and me,
May mine and me have as much 
welcome for thine and thee,
As thine and thee have had for 
mine and me tonight!"

"I drink to myself and one other,
And may that one other be he
Who drinks to himself and one other
And may that one other be me!"

For additional
recipes, get 
the book:

The Ultimate Cocktail Book II

For more Irish Toasts;
Irish Cocktail Recipes;
Information on Irish Whiskey, 
Irish Creams, Irish Coffee, etc.
Spirits of Ireland by Ray Foley


Singing to your Customers?
Traditional lyrics to some "Irish" songs:

(Song Writer: unknown/ melody)

There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why
For it never should be there at all

With such power in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile
So there's never a teardrop should fall.

When your sweet lilting laughter's
Like some fairy song
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be

You should laugh all the while
And all other times smile
And now smile a smile for me.


When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it's like a morning spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.

When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

For additional
recipes, get 
the Calendar

2002 Cocktail Calendar by BARTENDER Magazine

with daily
recipes, as a subscriber to

(Song Writer: unknown/ melody)

In Dublin's fair city where girls are so pretty 
'Twas there that I first met sweet Molly Malone 
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow 
Through street broad and narrow 
"Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh" 
Alive, alive oh, alive, alive oh, 
"Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh" 

Now she was a fishmonger and sure 'twas no wonder 
For so were her mother and father before 
And they each wheeled their barrows 
Through streets broad and narrow 
"Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh" 

She died of a fever and no one could save her 
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone 
Now her ghost wheels her barrow 
Through streets broad and narrow 
"Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh"    



(Song Writer: unknown/ melody)

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling 
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side 
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide. 

But come you back when summer's in the meadow 
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow 
'Tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow 
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so. 

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying 
And I am dead, as dead I well may be 
You'll come and find the place where I am lying 
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me. 

And I shall hear, thou soft you tread above me 
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be 
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me 
I simply sleep in peace until you come to me.




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Please remember:  Not to drink in excess.  Moderation is the key word.  Good judgment for yourself and your guests is most important to any successful party.  Drinking and driving do not mix!  The cocktail recipes herein are for your pleasure.  Enjoy in moderation.  Cheers!  -Ray Foley, Foley Publishing Corp.