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Good Night Blessings: Calming words from the Emerald Isle

It is time to wind down and rest at the end of the day. 

The high points and low points of the last few hours can fade into the background. Now it is time to mellow down  for a restful sleep.

Meditation can help us unwind before we let our bodies relax and rejuvenate for the coming day. 

A carefully chosen blessing can help us to focus as part of this mediation. Irish blessings are perfect for this.  

Many blessings from Ireland are well known and loved. They tend to be simple, apt and even occasionally witty.

In this article you will discover thoughtful good night blessings with images of Ireland  that are ideal to enjoy and share with your loved ones. 

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Good Night Blessings for Family and Friends

The Northern Lights in Ireland can be a stunning spectacle!
The Northern Lights in Ireland can be a stunning spectacle! (Photo: RonanmcLaughlin via Shutterstock, text added via

Wishing your family and friends a good night of sleep is a beautiful bedtime ritual. 

Perhaps you are lucky enough to be able to wish these loved ones a peaceful night of sleep in person. 

Spoken words can have a powerfully reassuring and comforting effect, which is a good way to feel before falling asleep.

For those loved ones who live further away, sending them a good night message is an option. This is a lovely way to let them know that they are in your thoughts. 

Here are some heartfelt blessings for night time to enhance the bedtime routines of those who you care for:

May the light of the stars shine over all you will do
May they show you the way, especially by night.

The colors of sunset over the sea.
The colors of sunset over the sea. (Photo: Neil Arthurs via Shutterstock, text added via

May the rain refresh your spirit
So that it becomes pure like a lake, 

In which the blue of the sky is reflected
And sometimes a star.

May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true,
The kindness you spread keep returning to you.

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Good Night Blessings for Sleep

Blessings and positive affirmations can help you clear your mind and bring closure before sleep.

Now is certainly not the time to replay the events of the day in your head!

A good night of sleep will allow you to wake up fresh in the morning light of a new day filled with new possibilities.

Give yourself a head start for tomorrow by focusing on these calming words.

Lough Gur, County Limerick on a starlit night.
Lough Gur, County Limerick on a starlit night. (Photo: Diarmuid Greene via Shutterstock, text added via

I wish you that the darkness of the night
Does not frighten you and threaten you,
But that a star shines for you,
Which promises you hope for the beginning day.

May wonderful memories warm you
And good dreams accompany your sleep.

Did you know?

The phrase Codladh sámh is what is used in Irish to say “sleep well” to someone. 

It is pronounced “Cuh-lah sawve”.

Beautiful Good Night Blessings

Take some time to wish upon a star.
Take some time to wish upon a star. (Photo: Neil Arthurs via Shutterstock, text added via

Are you in need of some inspiration for your dreams? 

Let these short good night messages with images of Ireland fill your thoughts and bring you sweet dreams. 

Take time to dream,
It’s the way to the stars.

May you meet the day with a happy heart
And thank the night with a smile.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night
And a gentle road on the way home.

May the white clouds in the sky
Make your sunken dreams rise anew
And your reawakened desires accompany you into the day.

A starry night at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. (Photo: Burben via Shutterstock, text added via

Did you Know?

Dreams feature a lot in Irish myths and legends. 

One of the most famous is about the Irish God Aengus falling in love with a woman in his dreams

He searches all of Ireland  for this woman, known as Caer Ibormeith and eventually finds her. But there is a catch. 

She is transformed into a swan every second Samhain

In order to marry her, Aengus must correctly identify her when she is in the form of a swan from a group of 150 other women transformed into swans. 

Thankfully, this myth has a happy ending. Aengus succeeds in his task and transforms himself into a swan so that the pair can fly away together. 

(Any one interesting in birdwatching in Ireland, can find some more tips here!)

A full moon over the Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry.
A full moon over the Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry. (Photo: clayton harrison via Shutterstock, text added via

Bonus Tip: 

Another famous Irish legend that funnily enough also features swans, is the legend of the Children of Lir

This well known Irish legend could be your bedtime story for the night!

Good Morning Blessings

Many people enjoy the meaning and sentiment of blessings. People enjoy how they can help enrich their life by allowing them to refocus on the important things. 

Some people start their new day with a favorite blessing, while others prefer to finish the day with some special words or quotes. 

Bunratty Castle, County Clare on a calm night.
Bunratty Castle, County Clare on a calm night. (Photo: shutterupeire via Shutterstock, text added via

For those of you who would like to start the day with some refreshing Good Morning Blessings, I suggest you read our post for inspiration. 

You will also find other daily blessing inspiration with an Irish flair elsewhere on this website here:

I would like to wish you a wonderful night of peaceful sleep tonight! Sleep tight!