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1. WHY did I think I would be okay on three hours sleep…why?!

2. Is that curry chips I taste? I'm going to puke

3. Okay, I can do this. I just have to make it as far as the bus. Why is there puke everywhere?!

4. I ate sooo badly yesterday. I must try and be really, really healthy today. 

5. "Oh, yes, hello. Can I have a hot chicken roll with cheese, ketchup and coleslaw please? Thanks."

6. How is the day after Paddy's Day not a national holiday? I need to go home

7. Oh look everyone is just like me. Except for that one person. There's always that bright eyed, bushy-tailed smug fecker

8. It's over! I made it! Now. Bed. 

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Poor Enda Kenny had a bit of an awkward moment celebrating St. Patrick's Day in The White House yesterday!

Enda went to shake hands with the President, who failed to notice his hand and Enda did his best to cover up by checking out his nails. 

The clip has now gone viral around Ireland and we reckon it won't be long until it's worldwide! 

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Oh, Will, you know us so well.

The Anchorman star spoke to FM104 recently to promote his new film Get Hard with Kevin Hart, and the pair took a few minutes to record their very own PSA for the Irish population.

Take it from the lads… if there's one thing you should remember today, it's "Don't end up in the 'Joy."

Happy St Patrick's Day!

 

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The rest of the world might have a bit of a skewed vision of what it means to be Irish (Guinness, leprechauns, etc) but in truth, Irishness is all about those subtle things we do so well.

Here are just a few of them…

1. Taking the piss
Only in Ireland can unmerciful slagging be a sure sign of respect.

2. Being juuuuust late enough – and never early
"Doors at 6.30pm? Grand, we'll head over for 8 so." Of course, this kind of relaxed time keeping only works if the event you're attending is actually in Ireland. Otherwise, things might not end so well…

3. Tea drinking
Tired? Have some tea. Stressed? Have some tea. Broken leg? Have some tea.

4. Creating some of the weirdest and most wonderful slang on earth.
Niall has it down to a T.

5. Moaning
How else can you appreciate the good things in life if you don't spend time moaning about the bad things?

6. Having the craic
What is craic? If you need to ask, you're clearly not Irish.

 

7. Finding one another anywhere in the world
Even if you aren't a fan of hilariously tacky Irish bars, you're bound to come across a neighbour/neighbour's brother/neighbour's brother's girlfriend no matter where you are.

8. Appreciating our little island
If you can't dress all in green and make a fool of yourself on March 17th, when can you?

 

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Every country has its own distinct foods, but Irish food takes it to a whole new level.

No, we may not have invented French bread or hummus, but have you HAD a hot chicken roll lately?!

Here are the 10 foods Irish people everywhere just love:

1. Bacon and cabbage
This old Irish meal may be losing popularity as generations go by, but you’re still bound to get a good feed of bacon, cabbage, spuds,  white sauce and carrots boiled to within an inch of their lives when you visit your nana!

2. Club orange
Or, as Tommy calls is ‘fizzy orandge’. There is a definite obsession with Club Orange in Ireland and it’s always paired with a…

3. Hot chicken roll
A magical deli creation of breaded chicken and your choice of filling. The ultimate hangover cure.

4. Tayto sandwich
You may be a King’s person and it’s an old age debate but the majority tend to swing towards cheese and onion Taytos in their crisp sandwiches. With Brennan’s bread and REAL butter only, thanks.

5. Tea
It can be argued that this isn’t a food group – but who are we kidding? Tea is for all occasions and all occasions require tea. With milk. The great Barry’s vs. Lyons rages on…

6. Garlic cheese chip/Curry cheese chip
Or, as one SHEmazing! girl witnessed one night: curry and garlic cheese chips. While we don’t condone that absolute sin, a simple garlic cheese chip OR curry cheese chip hasn’t let us down yet.

7. Superquinn sausages
While we’re still on the fence about the green sausages unveiled for Paddy’s Day, no Irish fry is complete without a good old Superquinn sausie.

8. Brown bread
It seems almost impossible to find good, proper brown bread outside of this heavenly island. Perfect with REAL butter – we’re hungry now.

9. Triangular sandwiches
Associated with funerals or family gatherings, you spent your youth looking for the plain ham triangular sandwhich and are scarred for life from that one time you bit into an egg mayo one age 5. *shudder*

10. A good ol’ fashioned spud
Now, we hate to be a cliché, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, but is there anything better than a floury potato mashed with some REAL butter and a little salt sprinkled on top? 

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While many people may be going out for a few tomorrow, there are also a lot of us who prefer staying in for St. Patrick’s Day.

And what better to do that cook a nice dinner with an Irish theme?! We thought so…

Here’s a great recipe for the ultimate Irish dinner – the stew!

This stew serves two people with some leftover, so adjust the amounts according to your crowd.

What you'll need: 

  • 1 ½ lbs neck or shoulder of lamb
  • 1 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 parsnip
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • Small handful of barley (optional, but be careful as it expands a LOT!)
  • Beef or lamb stock, to cover
  • ½ pint Guinness (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Worcester sauce

What you'll need to do:

  1. Prepare all of the veg by chopping the carrots, celery, parsnip and potatoes roughly. 
  2. Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan and add the meat in batches to brown. Once browned, remove from saucepan and set aside. 
  3. Add the onion to a little oil and soften. Then, add in the veg, potatoes and barley and cook for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat. 
  4. Throw in the meat, stock and Guinness if using and simmer for about 30mins or until the meat is cooked through and the veg has softened. 
  5. Add a splash of Worcester sauce at the end and serve!

 

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It’s almost that day of the year again and we are getting very excited!

While the annual St. Patrick’s Festival will take place in Dublin on March 17th, there is also so much going on around the country for you to check out as well.

Where will you spend the most Irish day of the year this 17th March?

Cork
The city comes to life with a four-day festival beginning on Saturday 14th March which runs right through until the 17th, when the parade will hit the streets of Cork. From tasty treats at the festival market to The Lee Sessions keeping Irish traditional music alive in the pubs of Cork, this will be a weekend to remember!

Limerick
The St. Patrick’s Day weekend events in Limerick city are every bit as exciting as people hit the races on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th with the Limerick International Band Championship hitting the streets on Sunday. Tuesday will see not only the parade captivating interest by all, but also Limerick’s beloved Milk Market which will open on St. Patrick’s Day for a non-alcoholic celebration of food, crafts and music.

Galway
This year, the Galway parade’s theme is celebrating ‘Galway’s Cultural and Creative Community’. Not only will the World’s Strongest Man be in attendance but the Galway Community Circus will feature in the parade too!

Belfast
Belfast’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is set to be a lively affair indeed! Not only will Blue’s Simon Webbe be headlining at a free concert at Custom House Square, but Louis Walsh’s band Homeland will also take to the stage! If the boozy atmosphere is something you are trying to avoid this St. Patrick’s Day, there is also a free event in Custom House Square from 1pm-3pm.

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In previous years the unofficial aim for Irish people has been to get as far away from Ireland as possible on St. Patrick's Day, but this time around we're thinking we'll stay close to home!

Dublin's St. Patrick's Day events have been re-branded in recent years, changing from one parade on the 17th March to a four-day festival jampacked with cultural, creative and fun events.

Although this year's line-up will not be announced in detail until next month, a few of the main events have been revealed and we have to admit they sound great!

Last year a three-year theme of "Past, Present and Future" was created for March 17th's parade, beginning with a look back at Ireland's rich history in 2014. This year the theme continues moving forward with a "Celebrate Now" message, paying tribute to Ireland's culture of arts and creativity.

Other key events include the festival's Big Day Out in on Sunday 15th March, with street performances, Irish language classes, artistic events and open air shows overtaking Georgian Dublin, and of course the annual 5k road race.

If that all sounds a little too much like "family fun" to you, then we recommend checking out this year's I Love My City line-up, featuring artists from a variety of disciplines performing in intimate and once-off events across the city. 

So why not skip the pub this Paddy's weekend and discover what Ireland's cities have to offer? By the looks of this year's events, you won't regret it!

 

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Some girls aren’t into the face paint, neon green and glitter – and that’s ok!

Here is a cute outfit you can use for some understated inspiration this Monday.

After all, less is more!

clothes cloggage

Skirt: H&M, €49.95; Bag: Zara €99. 95; Belt: ASOS, €8.43; Top: Topshop, £16.00

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In the first half of this tutorial, beauty Vlogger Meredith Jessica shows us how you can achieve a beautiful green and gold makeup look.

We think it would be perfect for Paddy’s Day!

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This is the perfect Paddy’s Day treat for anyone who is a fan of Baileys Irish Cream. With a little patience, you can indulge in this tiramisu shortly after your St. Patricks Day dinner.

What you need:

  • 190g Baileys Irish Cream
  • 350ml of strongly brewed espresso
  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tablespoon of icing or superfine castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract or essence
  • 110g lightly whipped cream
  • 260g thin sponge finger biscuits
  • 20g of cocoa powder

Method:

  • Combine 125ml Baileys and the expresso in a shallow dish and then set aside.
  • Mix the mascarpone, sugar, vanilla and the remaining Baileys Irish Cream until it’s well combined and smooth.
  • Fold in the lightly whipped cream until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Dip half the sponge fingers biscuit into the coffee and Irish Cream mixture and then place them in a single layer on the bottom of a 2 litre ceramic dish.
  • Spread half the mascarpone mixture over the biscuits and dust with cocoa powder.
  • Dip the remaining biscuits in the coffee and Irish cream mixture then lay it on top.
  • Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture on top of the biscuits and then dust with cocoa powder before refrigerating.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Don’t forget to decorate with whipped cream and dusted cocoa powder!

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Dublin Aiport are not mincing their words as they would like to share a message with our American and Canadian friends.

Taking to their Facebook page, Dublin Airport uploaded the following image with the caption:

“It’s Saint Patrick’s Day Not St Patty’s Day. Please share this simple message with your friends and relations in the United States and Canada. Using the power of your network, hopefully we can banish the scourge of St Patty once and for all.”

The image says the following:

” Fógra/Notice: March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Patrick’s Day, St Paddy’s Day or Paddy’s Day. It is not St Patty’s Day or Patty’s Day not this year, not last year, not ever. Happy St Patrick’s Day from Dublin Airport.”

Full of Irish charm eh?

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