A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 14, 2022
“May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience…” (Irish toast)

"May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!” is an Irish toast that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1999 and is of unknown authorship.


Newspapers.com
14 March 1999, Naples (FL) Daily News, “Ireland: Fact and Fiction” by Ken Moore, pg. 7B, col. 2:
The outstanding book, however, is, “Irish Blessings: A Photographic Celebration.” (...) Thus, a full page photograph of a village pub is described on its facing page, “May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience and a guinea in your pocket.”

Google Groups: soc.culture.iranian
Words to live by
F Ashkey
Mar 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
May you always have a clean shirt
and a clear conscience,
A guinea in your pocket
and a lass at your side.

Google Groups: alt.fan.rawilso
thanks to rmjon
mobythor@fuckmicrosoft.com
Jun 24, 2003, 2:55:39 AM
here here! May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

Newspapers.com
17 March 2004, The Tennessean (Nashville, TN), “Toasting Irish,” pg. 2D, col. 2:
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

Google Books
With a Pinch of Salt:
A collection of nautical expressions and other stories

By Captain Nick Bates
Suffolk, UK: Seafarer Books
2005
Pg. 15:
May you always have a clean shirt,
A clear conscience,
And a pound in your pocket

Twitter
eXPress Travel Photo
@expresstravel
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint! - #Irish toast
6:44 PM · Mar 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
The Beer Devotional:
A Daily Celebration of the World’s Most Inspiring Beers

By Jess Lebow
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2010
Pg. ?:
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

Google Books
Irish Wit and Wisdom:
Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

By Richard Benson
Chichester, UK: Summersdale Publishers Ltd,
2016
Pg. ?:
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN SHIRT, A CLEAR CONSCIENCE, AND ENOUGH COINS IN YOUR POCKET TO BUY A PINT!
Irish Toast

Google Books
Irish Curses, Blessings, and Toasts:
A Little Book of Wit, Wisdom, and Whimsy

By Nicholas Nigro
Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing Company
2018
Pg. 56:
May you always have A clean shirt,
A clear conscience,
And enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!

Twitter
🇧🇷Jackie-A🇧🇷
@JackieIam2U
Replying to @lorrie_e@SookraDavid and 3 others
“May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!” – Irish Toast
3:10 PM · Mar 17, 2022·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Taylor Freezer of MI
@TaylorFreezerMI
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy ice cream! The wisdom of the Irish. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! #foodservice
3:21 PM · Mar 17, 2022·Sendible

Posted by Barry Popik
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