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Articles Tagged 'St. Patrick's Day'


10 Irish Music Acts You Don’t Want to Miss

Sure, you may stumble upon traditional Irish folk music playing at a pub or at a parade with today (March 17) being St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s clearly more types of music coming out of Ireland. Musicians like The Cranberries, U2, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice are known worldwide, all having their own style. We can […]

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25 Irish Sayings to Live By

This week, the rivers of major cities all over the world will run green, the bars will be filled with people wearing fake beards, green top hats and sunglasses fashioned into the shape of twin four-leaved clovers, and there will be much talk of blarney, of begorrah and of craic. So, as our own contribution […]


Five Irish Things The British Have Adopted

This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green. Things that do not normally sport shamrocks will suddenly look very lucky indeed, and there will […]


Snapshot: 25 Photos of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in London

Whether you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by attending a parade, drinking green beer or eating corned beef and cabbage, everyone is Irish on March 17. And London, a city with 300 languages spoken and over 50 different nationalities, will feature some of the world’s best St. Paddy’s celebrations. Check out this snapshot of […]


Five Irish Films for St. Patrick’s Day

The first Irish movie I ever saw starred Scotsman Sean Connery. It was a revival showing of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a 1959 Disney film that worked overtime to be charming and had a plot involving leprechauns. Connery, in his pre-James Bond phase, even sang: St. Patrick’s Day may be upon us, but […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (March 17) St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Today’s Twitter Trends is an all-Irish edition. #StPatricksDay One prominent Irishman wasn’t celebrating the holiday in his country today: Ireland’s new Prime Minister Enda Kenny was in Washington, DC, meeting with President Obama, who recognized St. Patrick’s day with the announcement that he’ll visit Ireland in May. The President […]