5 Fun Things to do Online this St Patrick’s Day 2021


St Patrick’s Day 2021 ONLINE

On St Patrick’s Day 2020, my family and I dressed up, waved to granny through her window and visited a local historical site. One year on and although little has changed when it comes to restrictions, with our parades and festivals postponed once again due to COVID-19, we can’t deny that at least we’re much more prepared for what we can and can’t look forward to.

And what we can look forward to is a number of online events, should we wish partake or just spectate. And whether or not you don a green hat, or shamrock in your lapel you should to be aware of the fantastic professionals who will be there on St Patrick’s Day, eager to create, perform, teach and entertain.

Here are just 5 Fun Things to do Online this St Patrick’s Day 2021:

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1. Listen to Pop-up Radio Station ‘This is Ireland’

‘This is Ireland’ from Christmas FM will take over Christmas FM for one day only this St Patrick’s Day 2021. In partnership with Novatone Music Media you can even get involved by sending a greeting to family & friends around the world on St. Patrick’s Day and make them special because ‘only the best ones will be played on air’  

  1. Record your greeting on your phone in a quiet location (keep your message to 30-60 seconds)  
  2. Email it to ireland@christmasfm.com  

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Puerta de Alcalá Madrid

2. Check out Ireland’s Favourite Travel Destinations as they ‘Go Green.’

More than 65 countries are getting their green lights ready for St Patrick’s Day on March 17th, with many so eager they’ve already turned theirs on, or in the case of Chicago – turned their river green! Be sure to keep an eye out for some of your favourite destinations, and the places you hope to visit #whenwetravelagain

Here are is just a taste of what to expect:

In Spain, ‘more than 60 monuments and emblematic places of the Spanish geography will be illuminated in emerald light on March 17 to commemorate the patron saint’s Day.’ For more information visit spain.info.

In Portugal, ’10 of the nation’s favourite tourist attractions and buildings will ‘go green’ on Wednesday, 17th March, as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening Initiative.’ For more information visit visitportugal.com.

Further Reading: 30 of the Best St Patrick’s Day Festivals – Around Ireland and the World

 

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3. Enjoy the Best of Irish Traditional Players with Barróg Lá Fhéile Phádraig

Curated and produced by Aoife Woodlock and filmed in Whelan’s on Wexford Street by Tiny Ark, Barróg on St. Patrick’s Night gathers the best of Irish Traditional players and singers.



Streaming online on Wednesday March 17th, expect stellar solo performances and special collaborations galore from:

Lisa O’Neill, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta, Seamus and Ronan Ó Flatharta, Diarmuid and Brian Mac Gloin, Cormac Begley, Ronan O’ Snodaigh and Myles O’ Reilly, Doireann and Siún Glackin and Mohammad Syfkhan.

Commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival.

You can watch it, and lots more fantastic talent here: stpatricksfestival.ie

Further Reading: The Life of Stuff Music Series with Music Producer Aoife Woodlock


5 Fun Things to do Online this St Patrick's Day 2021 - Saint Patrick's Day Show - Starcamp Club

4. Join Your Kids and StarCamp Club for the ‘Ultimate St Patrick’s Day Show’

Get your littles excited because, following on from their hugely popular free online camps last year, StarCamp is back with yet another FREE online event – ‘Ultimate St Patrick’s Day Show‘! This two hour St Patrick’s Day Show will be jam-packed full of song, dance and games. Draw with national treasure Don Conroy, be mystified by magic, bake up a storm in the kitchen and get your little scientists ready for some scientific adventure.

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day show will even include a very special message to the children of Ireland from a well known face! … now I wonder whom it could be?

Available from March 13th, see STARCAMP CLUB for registration details.


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5. Immerse Yourself in Culture Ireland’s Seoda Festival

Culture Ireland’s Seoda Festival is a FREE online festival and ‘global celebration of Irish culture’ running from March 17th to March 21st, 2021.

Featuring over 100 artists, and over 20 events, Seoda (‘jewels’ as gaeilge) aims to celebrate Irish Arts and Culture worldwide. The festival will feature:

The Abbey, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Druid and Rough Magic/Kilkenny Arts Festival,  Stephen Rea, Sinead Gleeson and Martin Hayes alongside Irish work from New York, London and Paris.

To immerse yourself visit the Culture Ireland’s YouTube channel here.

Further Reading: The Life of Stuff – Irish Art Q&A Series


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