St. Patrick's Day

Politics, culture, crossword puzzles, quizzes, and more

Killary Harbour, Ireland

Special Features

St. Patrick's Day: Until Recently, More Dallas than Dublin
How the Irish celebrate their holiday

St. Pat's Day by the Numbers
More than 20% percent of Massachusetts residents are of Irish ancestry

Those Quotable Irish
John Millington Synge, W.B. Yeats, and others

Irish Proverbs
A good beginning is half the work

Irish Movies
Our entertainment editor picks the best Irish cinema

Encyclopedia: Saint Patrick
From enslaved herdsman to Christian missionary

In the Company of St. Patrick
Ten major Irish saints

History and Background

What's the Symbolism of the Irish Flag?
Rarely has a flag possessed such relevance

Almanac: Ireland
Geography, history, politics, statistics

Encyclopedia: Land, People, History of Ireland
32,598 sq. miles and one-third of Britain's size

The Northern Irish Conflict: A Chronology
Geography, history, and overview of the peace process

Literature and Language

Notable Irish Writers
"The Irish, condemned to express themselves in a language not their own, have stamped on it the mark of their own genius." —James Joyce

The annual James Joyce celebration

In Joyce's Wake
Today's Irish writers live up to legend

Encyclopedia: Irish language
The roots of the Gaelic language

Irish Literature & Folklore Quiz

Irish English Quiz

More Fun Stuff

St. Patrick's Day Slider Game

St. Patrick's Day Hangman Game

Irish Entertainers Crossword

St. Patrick's Day Crossword

The Irish Crossword

St. Patrick's Day Activities from FamilyEducation.com

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