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St. Patricks Day Survival Guide by Mind Map: St. Patricks Day Survival Guide
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St. Patricks Day Survival Guide

How to be Irish for the day!

Learn at least one of the following Irish ballads

Whiskey in the Jar

7 Drunken Nights

Wild Rover (No Nay Never)

Finnegan’s Wake

Another Irish Drinking Song by the Foremen

Nancy Whiskey

Dirty Old Town

Come Out Ye Black and Tans

Pair of Brown Eyes by The Pogues

I’ll Drink from Dusk Til Dawn by Marc Gunn

Home for a Rest by Spirit of the West

Adopt an Irish accent for the day

Watch any Colin Farrell movie

Watch Gangs of New York - Brendan Gleeson and Liam Neeson

Dress up - you don't have to go too crazy

Paint shamrocks on your face

Wear at least one green piece of clothing

Leprechaun hat always goes well!!

Popular points to make in the bar (after some drinks)

Brian O Driscoll is the greatest rugby player the world has ever seen!

How Thierry Henry should be banned from football for life

All Irish bankers should be locked up in prison!

Wexford will never beat Kilkenny in an All-Ireland Hurling final!

Black pudding is an essential ingredient to a good Irish breakfast

If the weather is good - complain about it being too hot!

If the weather is bad - complain about it being too cold!

Don't take any insults from an Irish person seriously -they're always joking!

Eat well!

Start with a large traditional Irish breakfast!

Beef and Guinness Pie for Lunch

Roast beef and roast potatoes for dinner

Check out the link beside 'eat well' for more ideas!


Stouts, Lagers and Cider



O'Hara's Celtic Stout

Harp Lager

Kilkenny Ale


Bulmers Original Irish Cider

Irish Whiskeys


The Wild Geese Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Single Malt


Feckin Irish Whiskey


Jameson Irish Whiskey





Powers Gold Label

Tullamore Dew

Writer's Tears

Things to do!

Find an Irish pub having a trad session

Sing along to any songs you know

Trad session = Traditional band playing Irish music

Sit beside the fireplace and drink pints of Guinness (Alcohol optional!!)

Attend the morning parade

If in Ireland there will be parades in all big towns and cities

If outside Ireland there are many parades in most of the big cities across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand

England V Ireland Rugby match 5pm GMT

Find an Irish pub and watch Ireland beating England in Twickenham

Some useful Irish words and phrases

Sláinte = to health ('cheers' when having a drink)

Pronunciation: Slawn-cha

Póg mo thón = (no translation available!!!)

Pronunciation: po-g-mu-hone

Go raibh maith agut = Thank you

Pronunciation: gu-rev-moth-a-gut

Failte = Welcome

Pronunciation: fall-cha

Dia dhuit = Hello

Pronunciation: dee-a-gwit

Cailín deas = beautiful girl

Pronunciation: call-een-jass

Slán = Goodbye

Pronunciation: slawn