Not Only Hilarious, They Are … Well… SHORT!

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Not Only Hilarious, They Are ... Well... SHORT!

Not Only Hilarious, They Are … Well… SHORT!

When we tell short Irish jokes, we wrap the full range of Irish humor, wit and wisdom into a few memorable words! And we make people laugh!

Irish Humor - I Wish You Were Here

These jokes from / about Ireland are special because they are … well … short!

For those of us with limited memory, but a desire to show our Irish side in a humorous way, these may be just the ticket.

And for many, many more Irish jokes – don’t miss our main section on Irish jokes here.

Short Irish Jokes About Drinking

I know … shocking right? Here is your opportunity to blend two favorite Irish pastimes, drinking and making each other laugh. See what you think of these!

Is It Possible?

An Irishman walked out of the bar and …

please, don’t interrupt! Yes it is possible!

The Irish Jig

Learning the Irish jig involves two simple steps:

1) serve people a lot of alcohol

2) make sure that you have locked the bathroom door.

It’s A Gift!

“Paddy,” said Murphy, “how does it happen that when you drink, you can’t
remember people’s names?”

“I don’t know,” said Paddy, “it’s a gift.”

Short Irish Jokes About Men and Women

Many short Irish jokes
are about the differences between men and women.

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They are not always the
cleanest, most politically correct, or flattering … but they are very
often the funniest.

Please forgive us in advance ok?  And enjoy!


Question:  Do you know why hurricanes are all named after women?

Answer: When they come, they are wet and wild. When they go, they take your car
and house with them.


A woman was in bed with her lover, telling her how stupid her Irish husband
was. At that moment, the husband came home.

“What are you two doing?!” he asked.

“Didn’t I tell you that he was stupid?” the wife answered.

Ok, ouch. On behalf of all Irish husbands, I’m a touch offended by that! 

Here’s one more for good measure…

Question: Do you know what an Irish husband is?

Answer: A man who has not kissed or touched his wife in 20 years but would kill the man who tries to.

Short Irish Jokes About Religion (Sort of)

Hey we’ve already crossed the line … why stop now? Have a look at
these short jokes with religious overtones. (Forgive me Father…)

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Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sinned…

“Forgive me father for I have sinned,” an Irish girl said. “My boyfriend held
my hand twice, kissed me three times and made love to me twice.”

“Daughter! Go home, squeeze seven lemons and drink it straight down,” the priest said.

“Will it help?” she asked.

“No, but it will get that silly smile off your face!”

Sin and Politics

“Father, I have just shot down two British lieutenants and I knocked off a
British captain,” O’Donnell said in one breath.

“Father, are you listening?
Father, have you fainted?”

“Of course I haven’t fainted, son,” the priest replied. “I am waiting for you
to stop talking about politics and start confessing your sins.”

Out of Luck

Finnegan is drunk as usual. He walks into the church and goes straight to the
confessional box.

There is silence. The priest waits for Finnegan to start
talking. He waits and waits. Finally, the priest pounds on the wall of the
confessional box.

“Ain’t no use in knocking,” Finnegan yells back. “There is no paper on this
side, either!”

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Want More Irish Sayings?

It is probably obvious – at Irish Expressions, we love Irish wit and wisdom!  The age-old sayings of the Emerald Isle bring people together, making us laugh, love and sometimes shed a tear.

Learning Irish sayings gives us a deeper sense of connection with Ireland, wherever in the world we happen to be!

We have captured many of our favorite Irish sayings in an e-book called “77 Favorite Irish Sayings.”  In it you will find Irish proverbs, jokes, limericks, blessings, quotes and more!

This fun, free guide is available to you to download.  Answer two quick questions below to get instant access!

Irreverent humor is an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. Sharing jokes like these during special occasions can help you celebrate your personal Irish side!

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