- May you be afflicted with the itch but have no nails to scratch with!
- May you go to hell and not have a drop of porter to quench your eternal thirst!
- May the devil make a fool of you!
- Dysentery on you!
- If you eat, that you may not shit!
- May you have the runs on your wedding night!
- May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the Hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can’t find you with a telescope!
All righty then! Here’s an Irish blessing to reverse those curses:
May your blessings out number the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!
Happ Saint Patrick’s Day!