To wish someone a Happy New Year in Irish, say:
Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit! = Happy New Year!
Pronounce it something like: /ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah ghwitch/
Be careful. Gaelic distinguishes between “you” when speaking about one person, and “you” for when you’re addressing more than one person.
Happy New Year in Irish to more than one person
To wish a Happy New Year to more than on person in Irish Gaelic, say to them:
Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh = Happy New Year
/Ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah gheev/
Happy New Year 2016 & 2017
To say “2016” and “2017” in the Irish language, say:
Dhá mhíle is a sé déag (2016)
/Ghaw mee-leh is ah shay jay-og/
Dhá mhíle is a seacht déag (2017)
/Ghaw mee-leh is ah shokht jay-og/
Literally, we are saying “two thousand and fourteen”.
That’s it for our Gaelic New Year’s wishes. For this and other seasonal expressions, read Phrases for an Irish Gaelic Christmas.