Recent evidence suggests that aberrant expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) can drive the initiation and progression of malignancies. However, little is known about the prognostic potential of lncRNA. We aimed at constructing a lncRNA-based signature to improve the prognosis prediction of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAAD). The PAAD samples with clinical information were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas and International Cancer Genome Consortium. We established an eight-IRlncRNA signature in a training cohort. The prognostic value of eight-IRlncRNA signature was validated in two distinct cohorts when compared to other four prognostic models. We continued to analyze its independence in subgroups by univariate and multivariate Cox regression. We constructed a nomogram for clinicopathologic features and 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival performance. Moreover, Gene set enrichment analysis and Gene Set Variation Analysis distinguished the typical functions between high- and low-risk groups. In addition, we further observed the different correlations of immune cell between eight IRlncRNAs. Eight-IRlncRNA signature appears to be a good performer to predict the survival capability of PAAD patients, and the nomogram will enable PAAD patients to be more accurately managed in clinical practice.