I have also put together a collection of Irish Wedding Poems, suitable for the special occasion. At the library in Dublin, I stumbled across a wonderful collection edited by Sean Lucy called Love poems of the Irish.Although this 1967 book is now out of print, it contains many an Irish love poem translated with craft by some of the foremost Irish scholars such as the first president of Ireland, Douglas Hyde (one of the founders of the Gaelic league) and the writer, Frank O Connor.There are so many kinds of awful men —One can’t avoid them all. But, look, the flowers you nearly brought Have lasted all this while.
Looking for Irish love poems to charm the Celtic heart of your loved one?
Or just trying to learn how the Irish approach affairs of the heart?
It's hard to know when exactly any of the earlier love poems below were written, so you'll have to excuse dating which is rough, and often refers to a possible span of three of four centuries for when they were composed.
The way to get on with a girl Is to drift like a man in the mist, Happy enough to be caught, Happy enough to be dismissed.
My heart has made its mind up And I’m afraid it’s you.
Bloody men are like bloody buses —You wait for about a year And as soon as one approaches your stop Two or three others appear.
Put a little thought into it, include some personal story that makes you both laugh or that you like to remember together, and reflect on some of the happiest moments you had together.
Add some wishes for your future together and express your gratitude for having your other half at your side even in those not so happy moments.
Well I have put together two pages for you to delight in.