It’s Saint Patrick’s Day again! The time of the year when we wear green, sing old Irish tunes and knock back a pint with a pub full of our closest friends. But in the high-tech world of iPads, smartphones and tablets, how do you celebrate St. Paddy’s via the internet?
Here’s a list of ten things to do online to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:
1) Watch the Secret of Kells on Netflix here
2) Download the book of Kells, yes the actual book itself, for free on the iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/the-book-of-kells/id572483284?mt=8
3) Log on to Celtic Radio http://www.celticradio.net/ and have a listen to one of their free Celtic music stations.
4) Check out the Irish Archeology podcast http://irishhistorypodcast.ie/
5) Get a free lesson in Irish from http://talkirish.com
6) Find out what’s happening for Saint Pat’s in Ireland by following https://twitter.com/darraghdoyle on Twitter
7) Wish folks “Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!” (Happy Saint Patrick’s Day in Irish)
8) Remember that Saint Patrick’s Day is shortened to St. Paddy’s Day, not St. Patty’s Day.
9) Take a virtual tour of Ireland on Google Maps Street view
10) Read the Irish webcomic Samhain Night http://samhainnight.com/