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Nollaig – Free Irish Language Christmas Lesson

Fáilte isteach. Here is one free lesson from Bitesize Cúrsaí – our online library of Irish language courses by Bitesize Irish. To try more lessons are your own pace, sign up for free Taster membership.

There you go, I have just wished you a merry Christmas in the Irish language.

The “dhuit” literally translates to “to you”. It’s like we’re wishing a happy Christmas ‘towards you’.

That’s for speaking with one person, but to address two or more people in the Irish language:

Nollaig

This little word Nollaig means Christmas.

The Month of Christmas

In the Bitesize Cúrsaí lesson “Seasons and Months”, you’ll learn that Nollaig is also used to mean December.

You’ll often see “Month of December” written in Irish:

(If you noticed the missing “i” from “Nollaig”, that’s not a mistake. It’s due to grammar.)

The day after Christmas Day

December 26th is traditionally known as St. Stephen’s Day in Ireland.

Happy New Year

Here’s how to say Happy New Year:

That’s when you’re speaking with one person. To wish two or more people a happy new year in Irish, you can say:

Wrap up (or unwrap?)

This was a free lesson from Bitesize Cúrsaí – our online library of Irish language courses by Bitesize Irish. To try more lessons are your own pace, sign up for free Taster membership.

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