Parades and green beer not really your thing? Here are five suggestions for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home and/or computer. And while you are enjoying the day, remember to toast Gabriel Byrne as the New Cultural Ambassador for Ireland! L’Chaim! Wait. I mean Sláinte!
Folk Alley is running an Irish Music Stream in celebration of the day:
In honor of the St. Patrick’s Day season, we’ve assembled over 7 hours of on-demand music by some of our favorite Irish musicians. You’ll hear a mix of familiar and new artists, including Mary Black, Solas, Danu, John Doyle, Donal Lunny, Connie Dover, Andy Irvine, Planxty, Grada, The Chieftains (of course)… and much, much more!
Flavorpill offers us The 10 Best Songs About Being Green
…we’re determined to get some joy out of St. Pat’s. If we must celebrate all things green, we’re going to do it with music — by counting down the 10 best songs that discuss or evoke the color, with its many meanings and connotations.
Thanks to Lozzie for reminding me that music is an important aspect of any celebration and to LostLily for the Flavorpill info! If you have musical recommendations, or anything to suggest to liven up our celebrations, please leave a comment. Note: silly t-shirts are okay but only for today. smile
Views of Ireland
Hankering for a trip to the old country? This exhibit of color photochroms, circa 1890-1900, from the Library of Congress photostream at Flickr, is just the ticket. [Unfortunately, as of 2019, this collection is no longer available online]. There are over 100 of these beautiful photographs, with accompanying descriptions and comments from Flickr photographers. Some of these are just fascinating, so head on over and enjoy these (old) Irish vistas!
New York Irish Sights
Interested in Ireland in America? Niall O’Dowd, Irish Central.com publisher, provides a list of the Top 10 Must See Irish Attractions in New York and he does not include St. Patrick’s Cathedral!
Emerald Isle Screen Gems on video
For armchair travelers, the CBS News website offers a list of great Irish flicks, including 3 classics from Gabriel Byrne: Miller’s Crossing, Into The West, and…
And finally: A Wallpaper, of course. Or even two!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Byrneholics.com!!