Enya’s Christmas songs are a perfect celebration of a Celtic Christmas

Day 11 of IrishCentral’s Advent calendar 2017 is the wondrous Enya and her haunting Irish (Gaelic) rendition of Christmas carol “Silent Night” (“Oíche Chiúin”).

Irish singer Enya’s Christmas songs and albums are among our favorites but this Celtic-inspired version of the carol is just beautiful.

You can find the full lyrics for the Irish (Gaelic) “Silent Night” from Enya below, as well as a translation. 

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Enya’s “Silent Night” Irish (Gaelic) lyrics

Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé                           Silent Night, Holy Night,

Cách 'na suan, dís ar aon                                 All is calm, all is bright,

Dís is dílse 'faire le spéis                                   Round yon Virgin, mother and child,

Naíon beag, leanbh ceansa 'gus caomh     Holy infant so tender and mild, Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh                          Sleep in heavenly peace,

Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh                         Sleep in heavenly peace.


Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé                           Silent Night, Holy Night,

Aoirí ar dtús chuala 'n scéal                            Shepherds pray at the sight.

Allelúia aingeal ag glaoch                                 Glory streams from heaven afar

Cantain suairc i ngar is i gcéin                        Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah

Críost an Slánaitheoir Féin                              Christ the Savior is born

Críost an Slánaitheoir Féin                              Christ the Savior is born.


Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé                           Silent Night, Holy Night,

Cách 'na suan, dís ar aon                                  All is calm, all is bright,

Dís is dílse 'faire le spéis                                   Round yon Virgin, mother and child,

Naíon beag, leanbh ceansa 'gus caomh    Holy infant so tender and mild,

Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh                        Sleep in heavenly peace,

Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh                        Sleep in heavenly peace.

Read more: Irish Christmas tunes to get you in the holiday spirit

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Enya's stunning Irish version of "Silent Night" is the perfect carol standing behind Day 11 of the Advent calendar. RollingNews.ie