What is the text of the "Irish Blessing"?
There are a number of variations; here is one:
"May God sleep on your pillow
May He hold you in the hollow of His hand.
May the road rise with you
Fair weather to your heels.
May the wind be ever at your back…
And may you be a long time in Heaven,
Before the Devil knows you’re gone…"
Old Irish benediction, anonymous
Source: The Wind At My Back – Pat O’Brien