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Some lovely Celtic and Irish Blessings for Christmas and the New Year!

This one is really popular for Christmas Cards and eCards. Enjoy! If you want to really embrace your friends, you can send them Christmas cards with Celtic Blessings in Irish or Gaelic. More Celtic Blessings in Gaelic here.

Celtic Blessing for the Christmas Season

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Click here to listen to "Away in a Manger" available on the CD "The Spirit of Christmas" here or as an MP3 download here (track 1) on Celtic Christmas Music 1

Celtic Blessings for the Christmas Season


"Nollaig Faoi Shean Is Faoi Mhaise Dhuit" (Gaelic)

(pronounced) Knoll-ig f'wee haan ss f'wee shun-ah g-with
(translation) (A Christmas of Happiness and Joy to you)
(old Irish Saying)

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"May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas."

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"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want."

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The Magic of Christmas lingers on

Though childhood days have passed

Upon the common round of life

A Holy Spell is Cast
(old verse)

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New Year Celtic Blessing

Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi ‘snach fhaic!
Gun cuireadh do chupa thairis le slainte agus sonas.
A h-uile là sona dhuibh ‘s gun là idir dona dhuib.
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!
May your cup overflow with health and happiness.
May all your days be happy ones.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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