Looking to make plans with friends, find the right playlist, or just kickback and watch a good movie? We’ve got you covered this St Patrick’s Day…
Spring is finally almost upon us, and with it comes everyone’s favourite Irish holiday: St Patrick’s Day! And, whether you’re planning on enjoying a Guinness down the pub, seeing what the craic is with your mates, or just relaxing with a quiet night at home, here’s everything you need to watch, listen to and download this 17 March…
Killing Bono | Netflix
Based on the memoirs of journalist, broadcaster and failed musician Neil McCormick; Killing Bono tells the story of a young McCormick and his brother Ivan as they hopelessly attempt to start a band after leaving school in the late seventies. Portrayed by Ben Barnes and Robert Sheenan, the latter best known for his short stint on E4’s Misfits, the McCormicks can only watch in frustration as their band flounders and four of their rival classmates rise to the top as U2.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Netflix
Crack open a cold one and hang out with the gang at Paddy’s Pub. Starring Danny Devito and a pre-Hollywood Charlie Day, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia follows the immoral and underachieving owners and employees of a dilapidated Irish bar in South Philadelphia. Always on the lookout for a quick buck, the gang are continually hatching get rich quick schemes, ranging from the plain stupid to the downright illegal, always with hilarious consequences.
The Six Nations | Sky Sports Mobile TV
Why not recuperate from St Patrick’s Day with an exciting afternoon of Six Nations rugby? England may have officially retained the cup, but there’s still plenty of action to get stuck into. France take on Wales at 14.45, with Ireland facing England at 17.00. You can stream both matches straight to your mobile phone or tablet with our Sky Sports Mobile TV pass.
This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of another great milestone in the Irish cultural calendar. On 9 March 1987, long before the days of Spotify, Irish superstars U2 released perhaps their most iconic album ever, The Joshua Tree. Packed with classics like ‘With or Without You’ and ‘Where the Streets have no Name’, the record went triple platinum in just two weeks.
Having taken the charts by storm in 2013 with his hit single ‘Take me to Church’, Irish rocker Hozier released his eponymous debut album to critical acclaim a year later. A beautiful combination of blues, funk and soul, Hozier is a perfect Irish album for some easy weekend listening this St Patrick’s Day.
Winner of the iTunes Store’s best new audio podcast of 2013, An Irishman Abroad features interviews with top Irish stars from the worlds of comedy, film, music and sport. Hosted by comedian Jarlath Regan, the podcast delves deep into the lives and careers of its guests whilst taking a humorous look at the shared experiences of Irish people – both at home and abroad.
Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary | iOS, Android (£11.99, Free)
Brush up on your Gaelic patter in preparation for the big day with the Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary. Whether you’re planning on spending the weekend in the Emerald Isles or simply want to show off to your friends, Collins has you covered. Available via the App Store and Google Play.
Celtic Knots | iOS (£1.99)
Exercise your mind and keep those higher faculties functioning with Celtic Knots. A free to play puzzle game with an Irish twist, Celtic knots will keep you entertained for the whole weekend as you endeavour to twist and turn your digital shanks.
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