Irish Christmas Blessings: A Special Holiday Approach to Sharing Your Irish Side!

As we approach the holiday season, here are some of our favorite Irish Christmas blessings. 

Irish Christmas blessings. An old street in Galway City, lit for Christmas!

Use these on greeting cards, holiday party invitations, or many other ways to express your Irish side during the holidays.

A Christmas Blessing to Start Your Day

Get a warm and cozy start to your Christmas morning (or any morning) with this lovely Irish Christmas blessing...

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."

Christmas Blessings Upon Your Home

In Ireland, as in many countries that have known both blessings and hardship, much is appreciated and little is taken for granted. 

Share your gratitude for the most basic things, with this Irish Christmas blessing upon your home.

"God bless the corners of your house and all the lintels blessed. And bless the hearth and bless the board and bless each place of rest, And bless each door that opens wide to strangers as to kin, And bless each crystal window pane that lets the starlight in, And bless the rooftop overhead and every sturdy wall.

The peace of man. The peace of God. With peace and love for all."

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

In Old Ireland, it was believed that wee fairy folk found shelter from the cold in the holly wreath. Today, no Irish Christmas would be complete without the Advent Wreath. Let us bless our wreath.

"Father, all powerful Lord of Light, bless our wreath with its candles. May our Advent be a time of preparation. Help us reflect on the power of light to dispel darkness in our world and in our lives. Touch our hearts with the warmth of your love.

- Veritas Book of Blessing Prayers

An Irish Christmas Blessing of Farewell

When Christmas dinner is a memory and the special day draws to a close, share this special Irish blessing to leave your guests with warm and happy memories.

"May the songs of the season rise to greet you. May the winter wind be always at your back. May the frost shimmer soft upon your fields. And, until we meet again, May the love of God shine warm upon your home."

And, so it is, another Christmas season comes to a close.

"May your corn stand high as yourself, your fields grow bigger with rain, and the mare know its own way home on Christmas night!"

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It is probably obvious - at Irish Expressions, we love Irish wit and wisdom!  The age-old sayings of the Emerald Isle bring people together, making us laugh, love and sometimes shed a tear.

Learning Irish sayings gives us a deeper sense of connection with Ireland, wherever in the world we happen to be!

We have captured many of our favorite Irish sayings in an e-book called "77 Favorite Irish Sayings."  In it you will find Irish proverbs, jokes, limericks, blessings, quotes and more!

This fun, free guide is available to you to download.  Answer two quick questions below to get instant access!

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Heartfelt blessings are an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. Share them during special occasions, to celebrate Irish culture and express your personal Irish side!

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