St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

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.

St. Patrick’s Day in London 2016

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Facts, History, Pictures, Meaning, Myths and Videos

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.

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama

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.

Irish Song Lyrics

More than 300 lyrics to Irish Folk Songs and links to web rings if you’re hunting for a particular song.

Irish Sayings And Verses

A page of Irish wit and wisdom, including Murphy’s Law and the Legend Of St. Patrick.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes BBC Good Food

Soda breads, Irish stew, Potato and spring onion breakfast pancakes, Colcannon, Black Velvet Baby Cakes and Guinness Pudding with Whisky Cream.

The 36 Best Irish Movies

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 Nation

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.

St Patrick’s Day at Activity Village

Lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun for kids, including printables, colouring pages, crafts, puzzles and worksheets.

 

Find Irish quotations and sayings here