Irish Christmas Blessings, Proverbs and Sayings

Looking for some beautiful Irish Christmas blessings, proverbs, and sayings to incorporate into your festive season? Then you’re going to love this post.

Whether you are Irish, have Irish heritage, or simply love all things Irish, incorporating some of these Irish Christmas Blessings into your festive season this year will round it off nicely.

I’ve scoured the internet high and low to bring you a collection of beautiful Christmas-themed sayings, provers, prayers, and even poems that you can weave into your Christmas this year.

Beautiful Irish blessings for Christmas can melt the heart of both the giver and receiver. Those soft sentiments and kind words are perfect for this time of year, whether sharing with friends or family.

You’ll find the following in this article:

  • Irish Christmas Blessings,
  • Irish Christmas Proverbs,
  • Irish Christmas Sayings,
  • Irish Christmas Poems ideas.

Irish Christmas Sayings, Blessings and more

Irish Christmas blessings and sayings were often used to convey words of love and care for others. Their meanings hold true today as they did when they originated. They are often intended to bring good luck, fortune, and health for the coming year to those they are bestowed upon.

And as you know, the Irish are well known for their toasts, well-wishes, greetings, and even farewells, but none more so than at Christmas. It is a time to gather the family, celebrate the season, and partake in the giving and receiving of gifts.

Whether you are looking for Irish blessings for Christmas cards, or for an Irish Christmas saying to say before your traditional Irish Christmas dinner, here are some beautiful Irish Christmas blessings and sayings to incorporate into this coming festive season.

Each of the Irish Christmas blessings is also available as a printable pdf. You’ll find the link below each of the images. You can also save the image to your Christmas Pinterest board to use later. And you can use them for Christmas cards, gifts, or print for your table on Christmas Day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Irish Christmas Blessings and Sayings

Irish Christmas Blessing 1

May the blessings of Christmas be with you

May the Christ child light your way

May God’s holy angels guide you

And keep you safe each day

Irish Christmas Blessing 2

May you be blessed with the spirit of the season which is peace

The gladness of the season which is hope

And the heart of the season which is love.

Irish Christmas Blessing 3

Bless the bowl, bless Irish land and bless God this wonderful Christmas morning.

“As the sun rises gold,

Over the Emerald Isle,

May your oat’s hot steam,

Nourish your Irish smile.

And may you be thankful, to Him who fills your bowl, warms your heart, and soothes your soul.”

Irish Blessing at Christmas 1

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

This New Year.

An Irish Blessing for Christmas 1

The magic of Christmas lingers on,

Through childhood days have passed,

Upon the common round of life,

A holy spell is cast.

  • Old Celtic Verse.

An Irish Blessing for Christmas 2

This Christmas may you have…

Walls for the wind,

And a roof for the rain,

And drinks beside the fire,

Laughter to cheer you,

And those you love near you,

And all that your heart may desire.

An Irish Christmas Prayer

The Light of the Christmas Star to you

The warmth of home and hearth to you

The cheer and goodwill of friends to you

The hope of a childlike heart to you

The joy of a thousand angels to you

The love of the Son and God’s peace to you

An Irish Christmas Prayer 2

God grant you lightness in your steps,

A smile on every face you meet,

Loved one 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 Christmas Saying 1

May peace and plenty be yours,

For many, a Christmas to come.

An Irish Christmas Saying 2

May you be as contented as Christmas find you,

All the year round.

An Irish Christmas Saying 3

May the good saints protect you and bless you today.

And may trouble ignore you each step of the way.

Christmas joy to you!

An Irish Christmas Saying 4

May your corn stand high as yourself,

your fields grow bigger with rain,

and the mare know its own way home on Christmas night!

Irish Christmas Saying 5

May you never forget what is worth remembering,

Or remember what is best forgotten.

Christmas Irish Proverbs

With Ireland’s rich history of legends and storytelling, wise words have been in abundance for many a century. From the tales of folklore and Irish mythology has come another important thing in the Irish language and culture: Irish proverbs.

These often came from ancient wise folk and can have spiritual and life-altering meanings for family, wisdom, and love.

Although many have roots long ago, their meanings hold true today. And there are even some newer ones that creep into Irish tales. Here are a few that are either Christmas-themed or suitable for use during the festive season.

  • A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
  • Hope is the cure for all misery.
  • Good times, good friends, good health to you, and the luck of the Irish in all that you do.
  • Complain that you have no shoes until you meet a man who has no feet.

Irish Christmas Poems

If the Irish Christmas Blessings and Sayings don’t quite convey the words you’d like to share with friends and family this festive season, then maybe you’d prefer to add an Irish Christmas poem to your cards and greetings to your nearest and dearest.

Or perhaps instead of reciting a blessing or prayer before dinner, you would like to say a Christmas-themed Irish Poem. Here are some ideas for Irish poems and songs that are perfect for your Christmas celebrations this year.

  • The Kerry Christmas Carol – Sigerson Clifford
  • Christmas Day – Paul Durcan
  • Advent – Patrick Kavanagh
  • A Christmas Childhood – Patrick Kavanagh
  • Snow – Louise MacNeice
  • Oíche Nollag na mBan – Seán Ó’Riordáin

Final thoughts on these Christmas blessings from Ireland

I hope you have enjoyed this collection of Irish Christmas Blessings, proverbs, and more and that you can find a way to incorporate one or more into your festive season.

And if you are looking for more Irish Christmas inspiration, visit my Christmas page, where you can also discover how to say Merry Christmas in Irish.

Read more about Christmas in Ireland

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by Cath Jordan
Cath is an Irish expat and the founder of Travel Around Ireland. She and her husband both come from Dublin, where the rest of their family remains. They regularly return to the Emerald Isle to explore the country with their son as well as to visit family. Through Travel Around Ireland, Cath shares her local expertise and knowledge with travellers and visitors to Ireland. Find out more about Cath here.

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