St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland

We hope everyone is celebrating this festive holiday with all things green. We thought it would be fun to curate a playlist of some of our favorite Irish jigs allowing you all to Go Green, Learn the Lingo and of course Dance to our playlist.

A Day in the Life of a Leprechaun

10am: Start with a Full Irish Breakfast

Treat yourself to a traditional “Full Irish’ fry up consisting of bacon – rashers as they are known on the Emerald Isle – sausages, black and white pudding, fried eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, hash browns, toast and tomatoes and a cup, or 3, of traditional Irish tea.

11am: Go Green – The Irish Way

Green is definitely the color of choice on St Patrick’s Day. If you just want to keep it simple with a green t-shirt and hat, that’s okay by us. Or, you could go all out and paint the Irish flag on your face and dress up as a leprechaun. We prefer the latter and after the year we’ve all had, why not?

1pm: Brush Up on Your Irish Slang

ExampleMeaning
What’s the craic?How’s it going?
AyeYes
Bad doseSevere illness
BagsMake a mess of doing something
Bang onRight, accurate, correct
Black stuffGuinness, A pint of the black stuff please
BoyoMale, juvenile
Bucketing downRaining hard
Bunk offSkip (school, work)
ChancerYoung child
Cioto’gLeft-handed
Cod/Codding ya’To pull someone’s leg
DeadlyFantastic
HorseFriend
LikeUsed at the end of every sentence

2pm: Irish Jigs – Dance to Our Playlist

Irish dancing may not be the easiest to learn but with our playlist, you’ll soon be dancing the jig – light jigs, slip jigs, single and double jigs, hop jigs, treble jigs or your own jig, it’s all good, like.

The Chieftains – Aye, one of Ireland’s most loved traditional folk bands, who first formed in 1963 in Dublin and are still active today.

The Dubliners – an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962. One of the most influential Irish acts of the 20th century and were instrumental in popularizing Irish folk music across the world.

We also enjoy music from the Celtic punk band from London, The Pogues.

And for those you enjoy hard rockin’ punk Irish tunes, we’ve included some tunes by Flogging Molly, The Young Dubliners and Dropkick Murphys.

5pm: A Pint of The Black Stuff Please

By now, you have enjoyed a full Irish breakfast, learned some slang, danced some jigs and sang some tunes while wearing your Leprechaun outfit.

It’s time for a pint of the black stuff please, or a cup of tea, like.

Have a safe and deadly (fantastic) St Patrick’s Celebration and we do encourage you and your horses (friends) to share photos on social and tag @momentsnoticecompany like.

Did you know?

  • Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day staple. In honor of their culture, the initial Irish immigrants in the U.S. splurged on flavorful corned beef, which was accompanied by potato and the cheaper vegetable, cabbage.
  • St. Patrick was not Irish, he was from Wales who served as a missionary in Ireland, but later fled back to England.
  • Irish people take St. Patrick’s Day seriously. March 17th is a national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It’s all about the green, the Guinness, and the parade.
  • The shamrock symbol is a teaching tool. St. Patrick was said to have used it to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Traditionally, every year, the Irish leader hands a crystal bowl full of shamrocks to the US President.
  • St. Patrick was originally associated with the color blue. Saint Patrick’s blue was originally associated with Ireland being under British rule. Since the Irish Rebellion in 1798, the tradition of green has stood for our nationalism.
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