The final countdown to St Patrick’s Day has begun! Wherever you are in the world, bring Ireland into your home and your heart this St Patrick’s Day. Here’s 5 FUN ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at home!
In this blog:
- 1. Go Green – dress to impress!
- 2. Treat your taste buds to traditional Irish food and drinks
- 3. Irish movies that show off the Emerald Isle’s 40 shades of green
- 4. Join a virtual St Patrick’s Day event
- 5. Play your favorite Irish music
1. Go Green – dress to impress!
When getting ready for the big day … think green! Dress green, decorate your home green, and get some real shamrock to complete the look. Ask your family and friends to do the same and share your pictures with each other. Fun and laughter guaranteed! Maybe you can even run a competition with a prize – and eternal fame – for the best dressed person!
Irish folklore says that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, so that they can’t pinch you!
Don’t forget to share your “green pics” on your social media and on the Kerry Experience Tours Facebook page!
#HappyStPatricksDay #GlobalGreening #StPatricksDayAtHome
2. Treat your taste buds to traditional Irish food and drinks
No St Patrick’s Day is complete without a selection of delicious authentic Irish food and drinks. These are some of our favorites:
This traditional dish dates back to the early 1800s, when it was a common food for the poor people of Ireland. Nowadays Irish Stew is still popular as a comfort food, not just in Ireland but all around the world! Many Irish Bars abroad have their version of Irish Stew on the menu.
When browsing the internet you’ll find many different recipes for Irish Stew, with beef, lamb, and different vegetables. We absolutely love this Irish Stew Recipe recipe from celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio that uses another famous Irish ingredient: Guinness!
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
This tasty bread goes very well with Irish Stew. It actually goes well with almost anything. Or with nothing…. just a bit of Kerry Gold Butter is all this delicious bread needs. Here an easy recipe for Traditional Irish Soda Bread.
When you’ve mixed the ingredients and shaped into a round, make a cross shape on top of the bread. It helps to rise and, more importantly, it helps ward off evil and let the fairies out!
All essential food groups – alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat – are found in one glass of Irish Coffee! Find out how to make the perfect Irish coffee at home:
3. Irish movies that show off the Emerald Isle’s 40 shades of green
All dressed up and your traditional Irish food and drinks prepared? Next step: bring Ireland’s green landscapes to your home screen with a movie marathon!
Here’s some great Irish movies to add to your watch-list:
4. Join a virtual St Patrick’s Day event
This St Patrick’s Day there are many virtual events you can join. On the days up to St Patrick’s Day over 100 events will be broadcasted by the online global TV channel SPF TV. Tune in now to the celebrations including Irish music, culture, food, storytelling, arts and much more: Stpatricksdayfestival.ie
Tourism Ireland LIVE – St Patrick’s Day At Home
Tourism Ireland has planned a range of virtual activities to bring Ireland and St Patrick’s Day into your home. Front seats for this year’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day event? Here’s your invitation to join the celebrations!
“St Patrick’s Day at Home with Tourism Ireland” will be livestreamed on Ireland.com and Social Media from Johnny Fox’s Pub (Dublin), the Duke of York (Belfast), and Dick Mack’s Pub (Dingle).
Broadcast times: Mainland Europe 19.00-21.30, North America 21.30-23.00.
Local St Patrick’s Day Initiatives
Have you any Irish roots? Family in Ireland? Find out if your hometown has planned an online event that you can join!
One of the local initiatives worth mentioning is the virtual St Patrick’s Day Event organised by the village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry. This little village is big when it comes to St Patrick’s day. Every year on March 17th there is a Parade, Street Market, traditional music sessions, and lots of other activities.
Sneem village will host an online event in 2021 that is free to join. Log on to the Sneem Summer Festival Facebook page on 17th March at 2pm to join the Sneem Virtual St Patrick’s Day event! Enjoy footage of past parades, party pieces, messages from loved ones at home and abroad, and much more. A great way to enjoy St Patrick’s Day at home this year!
5. Play your favorite Irish music
Dance the night away at home to the sounds of your favorite Irish music! There are plenty of Irish songs to choose from to get the party started…. The Irish Rover, Whiskey in the Jar, Molly Malone, Danny Boy, the Fields of Athenry, just to name a few. Why not start a zoom session with your friends and have a good old sing-along!
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
We can’t wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome overseas visitors back to Ireland, as soon as the time is right!
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