Happy Christmas in Irish Gaelic

Irish winter horizon

Irish winter horizon in Limerick city.

Here’s how to say Happy Christmas in Irish.

Nollaig shona dhuit! = Happy Christmas!/Merry Christmas!

Pronounce it something like /Null-eg hunna ghwitch/

Be careful. This Irish expression is specifically when you are wishing one person a merry Christmas in Gaelic.

Saying Merry Christmas in Irish to more than one person

The Irish language distinguishes between “you” to one person and “you” to more than one person.

So here is how to say Happy Christmas in the Irish language to more than one person:

Nollaig shona dhaoibh! = Happy Christmas! (To more than one person)
/Null-eg hunna gheev/

For this and more phrases, read Phrases for an Irish Gaelic Christmas.

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