Irish Christmas blessings for your family, friends, and loved ones this holiday season.

What better way to tell your family and friends how much you care this year than by sharing with them these traditional Irish Christmas blessings and quotes, set to make your December 25 all the more special?  

Christmas in Ireland is a very special time for family, especially with all of us who live overseas returning for the holiday but if you’re not able to make it back this year, why not send one of these instead? Nothing can replace your presence but it may just help.

Enjoy this video of Irish blessings and be sure to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year the Irish way this year:

Irish Christmas blessings for you and your loved ones

Christmas is here, and all of us at IrishCentral would like to wish you a Nollaig Shona! Here are some Irish Christmas blessings to share with your family, friends and loved ones.

Posted by on Dé Domhnaigh, 25 Nollaig 2016

Irish Christmas blessing

God grant you lightness in your step,

A smile on every face you meet,

Loved ones gathered at your hearth,

And at your door, good friends to greet

A holy hymn upon your lips,

A window candle burning bright

And may the Good Lord bless your heart

And come to dwell here Christmas night.

An Irish blessing

May peace and plenty be the first

To lift the latch at your door

And happiness be guided to your home

By the candle of Christmas.

God’s blessings and peace be yours throughout

Be sure to share these Christmas friends with everyone you love this year.

*Originally published in 2017, updated in Dec 2022.