The title caught you off guard, didn’t it? Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh basically means ‘Happy New Year to you all” in Irish. You’re probably thinking right now; ‘how on earth do you pronounce that?!’, but not to worry, that was my exact same question the first time I seen anything written in Irish. If you’re planning on visiting Ireland for New Year, however, it’s a good phrase to learn to impress your friends and the locals.
Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh is pronounced: “Ah-vlee fwee hayn iss (an emphasis on a strong ‘s’ sound) fwee wish-us deev”. I know, the pronunciation isn’t helping either, but hey, practice makes perfect!
I hope that all of you reading this are planning on visiting Dublin for New Year’s Eve this year. For those who are still deciding, the events, the food & the people should do the trick on persuading you on finalizing your decision.
Gather together at the Custom House which becomes a central point of all the attractions each year. Listen to different artists performing on the stage, sing and dance like nobody’s watching! End this year and welcome the new year with an amazing lightning performance with aqua beams, laser effects and fireworks. This spectacle cannot be missed!
And for all the Gavin James fans out there; you’re in for a treat, as he is going to be the main act at the Custom House quay along with Hudson Taylor, Wild Youth and Inhaler. Now that’s four more reasons to attend that night!
Ireland is known for the diversity of food that is accessible everywhere. Dublin is full of great bars, restaurants and cafes which provide top quality food and drink. If you’re hands and feet get cold, you can also pop in into a local pub or restaurant and grab a bite to eat and then continue with the rest of the night. Also, don’t forget the after-parties!
The Irish people are famous for their friendliness and warm welcomes. They’re one of the main reasons why people visit Ireland in the first place. Let me assure you, if you’re looking for a great “craic” then you’re in the right place! Nobody loves to party more than the Irish themselves.
I could go on and on about all the good reasons that you should visit Dublin for New Year, but I will let the video speak for itself.