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Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day with These Irish Activities

Spring is so close you can almost taste it.

St. Patrick’s Day gives you a chance to break up the dreariness of winter with a little celebrating.

Have you ever thought about taking a more traditional approach to observing March 17?

Irish or not, here are some ways to get your green on this year.

Eat like the Irish

Make some of these foods part of your St. Paddy’s celebration.

  • Shepherd’s pie is a mixture of beef and vegetables with a layer of mashed potatoes on top.
  • Colcannon is mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage.
  • Irish soda bread is a dense, mildly sweet bread that goes well with another Irish favorite, corned beef and cabbage.
  • Irish boxty is a potato pancake.
  • Dublin coddle is a mixture of onions, potatoes, and sausage topped with bacon.

Drink like the Irish

There are plenty of choices when it comes to indulging in some Irish spirits.

  • Beers, like Guinness, Harp, Murphy’s, Smithwick’s, and Beamish & Crawford.
  • Irish whiskey such as Jameson, Bushmills, and Tellamore D.E.W.
  • Coffee with Bailey’s Irish Creme is a definite need for the holiday.

Rock like the Irish

Music is a part of any fun celebration.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to Irish music.

Go for the more “classic,” like:

  • Skibbereen.
  • Finnegan’s Wake.
  • The Fields of Athenry.

Or, go a little more upbeat with:

  • Flogging Molly
  • Clancy Brothers.
  • The Chieftans.
  • The Dubliners.
  • The Wolf Tones.

You could also give these Irish artists a try.

  • Van Morrison
  • The Pogues
  • U2
  • The Cranberries

Watch movies like the Irish

If your idea of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is on the low-key side, watching a movie set in the Emerald Isle may be perfect.

Snuggle in with some Bailey’s and coffee and take in one of these films.

  • The Quiet Man
  • Circle of Friends
  • The Commitments
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  • To Kill the Irishman

Read like the Irish

Find some beautiful Irish poetry or enjoy the work of an Irish author, like:

  • James Joyce.
  • Bram Stoker.
  • Maeve Binchy.

Get sporty like the Irish

There are two sports that are uniquely Irish and play championship games on St. Patrick’s Day.

If you’re able to take in Gaelic hurling or Gaelic football, you won’t be sorry.

Enjoy a safe St. Paddy’s Day

Whatever way you choose to celebrate March 17 this year, be safe.

If you’re traveling to a party or celebration, keep in mind that March weather can be unpredictable.

It can still be quite cold and it’s not unheard of to have snow.

At Conrad’s, we can help you take the necessary steps to make sure your vehicle is in good working order so all you have to worry about is having fun.