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Paddy’s Day

Gin is really having a moment in Ireland, but let's never forget our nation's love of a good, old-fashioned Irish coffee.

If you think that Irish coffee is kind of an old person drink, you might want to reconsider.

This Irish coffee slushy is so delicious it could be your go-to drink for Paddy's Day!

And here, ladies, is what you'll need to make it.

Irish coffee slushy


  • 30ml whiskey
  • 30ml Baileys
  • 60ml milk
  • 30g brown sugar (optional)
  • 180ml coffee
  • 300g ice cubes


Place all ingredients into a blender.

Blend until it gets to a slushy consistency.

Pour over 2 chilled glasses, top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce if desired.

Serve immediately.



We got a little glimmer of sunshine last week and now it's looking like that's going to sadly change.

According to Met Éireann, we'll end the weekend with a few scattered showers but come Monday, we're going to see a high of 15C, with sunshine breaking through the crowds.

However, that's not going to last long as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will all see patches of rain and drizzle with temperatures going from 12C to 16C.

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Come Paddy's Day, "early indications suggest that it will be wet and windy, with occasional rain and fresh to strong southwesterly winds, later veering west to northwest."

Met Éireann wound up its forecast, saying it'll be "unsettled."

Damn it.



Paddy's Day is about celebrating the good of the Irish – and the Irish celebs certainly knew how to party over the weekend.

Between drinking ALL the pints of Guinness to wearing green with pride, here is what Ireland's stars were doing for Paddy's weekend:

Many took NYC by storm:

Laura Whitmore


Irish girls that rock

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Vogue Williams


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Saoirse Ronan


And a few more stayed close to home:



Niall Horan


Happy St. Patrick's day everyone . . Always proud of our little nation .

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Darren Kennedy


There's eating & drinking in it…Sláinte! #stpatricksday

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Amy Huberman


Just craic-ed my egg. Happy Paddy's Day all!

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Jimmy Kimmel has been all about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day on his popular US talkshow Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. 

The infamous presenter has spent the past few days trying to figure out how to pull the perfect pint of Guiness. 

Earlier in the week, he had the Guiness Brewery Ambassador, Eoghan Clavin, on to help teach him how to achieve that perfected Guiness look. 

While Jimmy's own pint went very well, when he tried to have some American fans pull them in an Irish pub on Paddy's Day, it's safe to say that the results were not half as good. 

The host tuned in to Rock and Reilly's Irish Bar in West Hollywood for a pint-pulling contest and the finished products were definitely a bit ropey. 

Watch the hilarious video below: 




It's not surprising that people around the world want to spend St. Patrick's Day in Dublin and will travel from the far corners to get here. 

Because let's face it from the parades to the atmosphere, there really is no beating it. 

There is a longstanding tradition of celebrities making the grand trip to the Emerald Isle on the big day and this year it was former boyband star and ex-husband of Jessica Simpson who caught the Paddy's day bug. 

Basically, a 90s superstar was here and we were living for it. 

However, the singer-turned-reality-star went to impressive lengths to not only conceal his identity but also get into the St. Patrick's spirit. 

The 42-year-old was snapped strolling down Grafton Street with his wife, Vanessa, and some friends donning a full face of paint, a ginger beard and a leprechaun hat (we are also appreciating the green hints on his runners). 

Because if you can't do it on Paddy's Day in Dublin then when can you. 

The star was also spotted flying into Dublin airport on Tuesday where fans were excited to get pics with the star. 

While they were out soaking up the atmosphere in the capital yesterday, on Wednesday they enjoyed a trip to the Guiness Storehouse as well as dinner and drinks at the Bank Bar on Dame Street. 

We reckon he's probably feeling a bit worse for wear today, but sure who isn't? 



While you can't deny that Americans win in the enthusiasm stakes when it comes to St Patrick's Day celebrations, there's one element of their Irish-American pride that we simply can't abide – the use of "St Patty's Day."

As every native Irish person knows, it's always "Paddy" and never "Patty," unless you're celebrating the birthday of your aunt Patricia or getting excited about making burgers.

After years of trying to communicate the message across the Atlantic, some Irish expats have taken it upon themselves to fight the good fight. 

There's this lad, slyly correcting his colleague's mistakes in the news studio he works at:


This girl, spreading The Word of St Patrick:


This music fan, who wrote a pleading letter to her fave US band:


Even poor Donal Skehan has some work to do with his pals in LA:

Next year we suggest bulk-printing copies of Twisted Doodles' PSA and sending them all over the USA.

A wise use of taxpayers' money, surely?

Happy Paddy's Day, everyone.


Most of us would take the idea of a few pints down the local for granted, but if you're a global superstar things are a little different.

Niall Horan's been making the most of his extended break from the limelight by fitting in a few well-earned holidays, both at home and further afield.

And after returning to Mullingar over Christmas, Mr. Horan made another trip to his hometown today for a cheeky Paddy's Day pint – his first March 17 on Irish soil in five years, according to The Sun.

"Happy St. Patrick's day everyone.  Always proud of our little nation," he wrote on Instagram alongside a snap of himself slugging a pint of Guinness in what looked to be a relatively quiet Irish pub.

Niall was taking no chances though, and attempted to stave off attention from fans by pulling his cap down over his face.

With some spare time on his hands, Niall's been using the opportunity to get back to his first love – golfing. Just yesterday he was out in the "freezing cold" for a putt around:

We don't feel too sorry for poor freezing Niall though, as he's only just back from a sun-drenched trip to Thailand with 2FM host Eoghan McDermott and three friends.

Eoghan called the holiday a "week in paradise," and judging by the snaps posted by the pair on social media, it certainly was.

Happy March 17 Niall!


If you're celebrating St Patrick's Day in the West today you might notice things are a little more subdued than usual.

At least that's the aim of the plan laid down by several supermarkets and off-licences across Galway, preventing revellers from purchasing alcohol until 3pm today, March 17.

It's hoped the initiative will help to cut down on anti-social behaviour in the area, on a day which is notorious for on-street trouble.

According the Gardaí, the initiative is totally voluntary and businesses are under no legal obligation to refrain from selling alcohol.

Speaking to Newstalk today, Galway's Lord Mayor Frank Fahy said that the issue of anti-social behaviour on March 17 was not just isolated to one part of Ireland.

"We need to encourage people that there are other ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day other than going over the top as regards alcohol.

"It's not just Galway, every city has the same problem, right across the country."


Ah, Paddy's Day. The most Irish day of them all. And where would we be in Ireland without all the craic?

Sure, most of the fun of Paddy's Day is meeting up with your friends and going for a few drinks.

But if you don't want to face the herds in town, stay at home and have some fun with these Guinness jelly shots.

The combo of Bailey's, Guinness, coffee and chocolate kinda makes these shots seem too good to be true – but sure, we'll give everything a go.

Here's the recipe if you fancy it. Now go and be merry. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 



Enda Kenny might have been swapping gifts and sprigs of shamrock with Barack Obama yesterday, but another well-known politician was left outside in the cold.

After receiving his "usual invitation" to attend the annual St Patricks Day event at the White House, Gerry Adams was subsequently denied entry at the door.

According to the Irish Times, Adams waited around for 90 minutes while security "examined his passport," but decided to leave when it became clear he wasn't getting in any time soon.

Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Adams posted a picture of the invitation he had received with the caption, "Just saying."

Although he often faces increased security checks when flying due to his connections with the Irish Republican movement, he has previously attended the White House's yearly event without issue.

Sinn Féin's deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and the North’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness were reportedly allowed to enter the event without issue.

In a statement today, Adams described his "grave disappointment" at not being permitted to enter the premises.

"I had received my usual invitation to attend the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the White House and was pleased to accept.

"When I arrived the staff at the White House informed me that there was an issue of ‘security’.

"After two decades of travelling back and forth to the USA and countless meetings in the White House with successive US Presidents, this is an unacceptable development."

He also criticised the ongoing scrutiny he – and other Sinn Féin party members – face when travelling to the US.

"Some of our political representatives have been denied access to the USA while others, including myself, have to regularly go through additional searches and scrutiny when we travel to and from the USA."



Ah, Liam. Putting the Irish spirit into all of us.

Na Piarsaigh hurling team are playing against Ruairí Óg Cushendall in Croke Park tomorrow for the All Ireland Club final.

And Ruairí Óg Cushendall has recrutied one very famous man – Liam Neeson.

Apparently Liamo was a bit of a hurler back in the day and even played on the St Patrick's team in Ballymena. 



Your Paddy's Day just got a whole lot cuter.

Thanks to That Dad Blog, father-of-six, Alan Lawrence dressed his six-month-old son up as a Leprechaun – ginger beard and all.

Alan told Today.com that he holds his son in the pictures and then photoshops himself out – something that can take up to three hours to produce.

Everyone in the family comes up with the ideas for each photo and Alan plans on "posting photos everyday until the 17th."

These ones are just too cute to handle so we can't wait to see what he has in store over the next few days. Here's a look at our faves: