Happy St. Patrick’s Day, readers! This is an extra special year for this holiday as many local celebrations are being held for the first time in two years. We would like to celebrate along with you and have put together a fun roundup of articles, historical images, videos, and vintage recipes for you to browse and maybe even find a conversation starter or two for any get-togethers you are attending. 


St. Patrick himself

History.com: Saint Patrick: The Man, The Myth

Documentary: What Do We Know About St. Patrick? 

Chicago’s Green River

Time-lapse: Chicago River Dyed Green for St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Drone video: Chicago River Dyed Green – St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Mental Floss: How Do They Dye the Chicago River Green for St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day in America

History.com: How St. Patrick’s Day Was Made in America

Trip Savvy: The Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Video: US Embassy Dublin: 4 Ways Americans Invented St. Patrick’s Day

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

History.com: 7 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Time.com: The True History Behind St. Patrick’s Day

Video: St. Patrick’s Day: Bet You Didn’t Know | History

Too-cute and too-quirky: Vintage St. Patrick’s Day advertisements: 

Image source: Grey Flannel Suit
Image source: Vintage Everyday
Image source: Vintage Everyday

St. Patrick’s Day food

Click Americana: Lucky Clover Cake from 1950

Eat This, Not That: 17 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Better Than a Pot of Gold

Click Americana: Vintage St. Patrick’s Day recipes

The Spruce Eats: 26 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Famous Irish women from history 

The Irish Post: Seven inspiring women from history you should know about

The Irish Times: 25 fearless women who helped shape today’s Ireland

Walks.com: 5 famous Irish Queens 

History Chicks podcast: Grace O’Malley

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