Due to concerns with COVID-19, we should all be practicing social distancing for everyone’s health. Please stay home unless you must go out! It’s sad that we can’t go out and celebrate Irish culture together during Irish Heritage Week / St. Patrick’s Day, but we can come together online! Join me on Twitter or Instagram with #TwitterIrishFest or #VirtualIrishFest. Share events, videos, music, and photos that celebrate Irish culture!
What do I mean by that?
First of all, please don’t perpetuate anything offensive or racist. ANYONE is welcome to celebrate Irish heritage and culture regardless of DNA. That said, we MUST respect that the Irish culture is alive and well. People still speak the language. Let’s truly honor that. Also, this is meant to be spiritually inclusive! Ireland has seen enough religious conflict. Feel free to share prayers, songs, or devotionals to the Tuath Dé Danann, the Good Folk, or the Saints. Please DO NOT put down anyone’s religious beliefs, engage in debate, or attempt to convert anyone. This is a time for coming together and supporting one another.
I will tweet and update this list as I learn of more events happening, but here are some things you may want to check out:
- A life teaching and discussion event from Irish Pagan School (1 pm EST)
House of Hamill’s St. Patrick’s Day – Quaranstream! – music concert at 7 pm EST
- The Dropkick Murphys are streaming live from Boston later today! – music concert at 7 pm EST
- Irish author Deirdre McCarthy reads her tale “The Rescue of Fairy Queen Maeve” (Great for kids!)
- The Irish Language and Beauty | Dónall Ó Héalaí | TEDxBerkeley
- Patrick – Life and Legacy of the 5th Century Saint from Tales from the Wood (an amazing Irish artist you should totally follow on Insta)
So grab a pint or a cup of tea, learn some Irish (or teach some!), share and enjoy a tale or three, clap along, and celebrate Irish heritage!