Top 20 short Irish jokes for kids

What better way to keep kids entertained than with a few jokes? Here are our top 20 short Irish jokes for kids that will be sure to keep your wee ones giggling all day long.

Looking short Irish jokes for kids? If there’s one thing the Irish have, it’s a great sense of humour, they’re always up for having the craic! And if there’s one thing the Irish love making jokes about more than anything else, it’s themselves.

There are plenty of jokes about Ireland and what it means to be Irish, and while many of them may not be so child-friendly, we have made a list of some of the best ones you can share with the whole family.

So if it’s a rainy day and you’re looking for some way to keep the kids entertained, why not tell them some of these witty one-liners and short Irish jokes that will be sure to keep them laughing all day long?

Here’s our list of the top 20 short Irish jokes for kids.

20. Ireland’s capital city, Dublin

This joke about Dublin is hilarious!

How can you tell an Irishman is having a good time?

He’s Dublin over with laughter!

19. Ever wondered why there are no snakes in Ireland?

Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?

Because he could not afford their plane fare.

18. Climate change is a big concern in Ireland

Ireland is very green and a big part of jokes.
Credit: Translink

Why are the Irish so concerned about global warming?

They’re really into green living.

17. Looking for gold? We know where to find it!

Where can you always find gold on St. Patty’s Day?

In the dictionary.

16. Luck of the Irish

Clovers show up frequently in our short Irish jokes for kids.

Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover?

You don’t want to press your luck.

15. Leprechauns and gardening

Why are so many leprechauns, gardeners?

They have green thumbs!

14. The patio is the best place to sit on a sunny day

Short Irish jokes for kids include the hilarious one about the paddy o.

Why did the leprechaun walk out of the house?

He wanted to sit on the Paddy O’!

13. We all love Irish potatoes

When is an Irish potato not an Irish potato?

When he is a French fry!

12. Are shamrocks fake?

There are a lot of shamrocks involved in our short Irish jokes for kids.

What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?

A sham-rock!

11. Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Knock-knock!

Who’s there?

Irish.

Irish who?

Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

10. Leprechauns and rainbows

Leprechauns and rainbows are another of the top short Irish jokes for kids.
A rainbow near the Cliffs of Moher (Credit: jewelsfamilytravel / Instagram)

Why did the leprechaun climb over the rainbow?

To get to the other side!

9. Irish spiders seem less scary after this one

What do you call a big Irish spider?

Paddy long legs!

8. Irish breakfasts are the best!

Lucky charms are a leprechaun favourite food, another of the top short Irish jokes for kids.
Credit: @luckycharms / Instagram

What’s a leprechaun’s favourite cereal?

Lucky Charms!

7. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget!

How is a good friend like a four-leaf clover?

They’re hard to find!

6. Great Britain turns purple

The joke about grape Britain is another of the top short Irish jokes for kids.

What’s big and purple and lies next to Ireland?

Grape Britain!

5. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

What is Dwayne Johnson’s Irish nickname? 

The Sham-Rock.

4. Criminal leprechauns

Of course short Irish jokes for kids have to include leprechauns.
Credit: Facebook / @nationalleprechaunhunt

What do you call a leprechaun who gets sent to jail?

A lepre-con!

3. Borrowing money from a leprechaun

Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun?

Because they are always a little short!

2. Frogs and alligators love St. Patrick’s Day

The joke about frogs is one of the top short Irish jokes for kids.

Why do frogs and alligators like St. Patrick’s Day?

Because they are already wearing green!

1. Horseshoes are said to bring good luck in Irish folklore

What does it mean when you find a horseshoe?

A poor horse is going barefoot!

Jokes are the perfect way to teach your kids about the country they live in by sharing some Irish traditions and myths. Instead of sitting them down for a boring history lesson, you will also be keeping them entertained with these witty one-liners. We promise they will be laughing for hours.

Those are some of our favourite gags you can share with yours this St Patrick’s Day. If you have any other great Irish jokes that your kids love, send them in!

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Siân McQuillan is a student at Queen's University Belfast currently studying a masters degree in media and broadcast Production. When she is not studying or off exploring somewhere new, you will find her expressing her love of writing and visual storytelling by creating content for her online blog and YouTube channel. More than anything else, she loves sharing her travel experiences both abroad and closer to home in Ireland with the hope of inspiring others to visit somewhere new.