The Luck of the Irish! Celebrating Irish Heritage Month

By Amelia Bowles
Person holding an Irish flag

When you think of Ireland, you may think of the color green, four leaf clovers, horseshoes, rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns. But being Irish is about so much more, so use these four activities to learn about and celebrate Irish Heritage Month this March!

Learn about Irish Heritage Month

Learn about the history of Irish Heritage Month and the events and Irish-American families that inspired it with the National Park Service. also offers a few interesting infographics that help you to visualize Irish-American demographics in the United States today.

Watch a Movie or Documentary about Ireland or Irish Americans


  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • P.S. I Love You (2007)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • The Commitments (1991)
  • My Left Foot (1989)
  • Michael Collins (1996)
  • Leap Year (2010)
  • Circle of Friends (1995)


  • The Irish Pub (2013)
  • School Life (2016)
  • Older Than Ireland (2015)
  • Out of Ireland (1995)

Eat Traditional Irish Foods

Visit an Irish restaurant and try foods like cabbage and sausage, shepherd’s pie, corned beef, bangers and mash, Irish hand pies, soda bread, boxty (potato pancakes) or Irish apple cake. You can also try your hand at these traditional Irish foods at home with these recipes:

Listen to Irish Music and Artists

  • U2 (With or Without You)
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan (Alone Again (Naturally); Clair)
  • Sinéad O’Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U)
  • Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl; Moondance; Domino)
  • Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars)
  • Enya (Orinoco Flow; Only Time)
  • The Script (Breakeven; For the First Time; Nothing; Hall of Fame)
  • The Cranberries (Zombie)
  • The Irish Rovers (The Unicorn)
  • Thin Lizzie (The Boys Are Back in Town)
  • Hozier (Take Me to Church)
  • Niall Horan (Slow Hands; This Town; also a former member of One Direction)

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