Comprehensive site of resources to help you celebrate this well loved Saint’s day. Find out about the history of Ireland and St. Patrick, discover parades and events, find an Irish pub or restaurant, find an Irish recipe or an Irish baby name, read 50 St. Patrick’s Day Facts and see how the day is celebrated around the world.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early this year, by watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade in central London on 13th March. It features spectacular pageantry, fabulous floats, marching bands from across the UK, and entertainment from Irish dancing schools. The 1.5 mile route, starts at midday from Picadilly, passing the Ritz and Trafalgar Square on to Whitehall. There is also a free St. Patrick’s Day festival in Trafalgar Square, featuring St Patrick’s Day activities for adults and children, with an artisan Irish food market, comedy and film festivals, ceilidhs, music and dance. This year the festival takes place on 13th March from midday at Trafalgar Square.
All you need to know to celebrate what began as a feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, now grown into an international celebration of Irish culture, with parades, dancing, special food, and of course, Guinness! Find out who St. Patrick was, was he Irish? Why does everyone wear green? What are leprechauns, shamrocks and colcannon? Find facts, traditions and recipes here at this super resource from History.com.
Wonderful selection of links to Ireland’s history, language, periodicals, literature, poetry, mythology, shopping, freebies, folklore and fine arts. Excellent gateway to all things Irish.
More than 300 lyrics to Irish Folk Songs and links to web rings if you’re hunting for a particular song.
A page of Irish wit and wisdom, including Murphy’s Law and the Legend Of St. Patrick.
Soda breads, Irish stew, Potato and spring onion breakfast pancakes, Colcannon, Black Velvet Baby Cakes and Guinness Pudding with Whisky Cream.
A selection of films made in Ireland or set in Ireland to enjoy with your Guinness or Irish Whisky. Includes Circle Of Friends, The Snapper, The Commitments, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, The Quiet Man and Disney’s Darby O’Gill and The Little People.
Irish flags, Irish music, family crest gifts, wedding and occasion gifts, prints, plaques, jewellery, art, pub signs and posters, all made in Ireland and shipped worldwide.
Lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun for kids, including printables, colouring pages, crafts, puzzles and worksheets.
Find Irish quotations and sayings here