Sunday 21 January 2018

Five apps to help you celebrate Paddy's Day

St. Patricks Day
St. Patricks Day

Mark O'Beirne

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, it's time to Irish up our phones to get ourselves in the mood. Here are five apps to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and, of course, the iOS and Android app stores are full of Irish cheer. Here are five apps that you should download to help you enjoy the day and all that it brings.

St. Patrick’s Festival app

If you happen to be celebrating St. Patrick’s weekend in Dublin, the St. Patrick’s Festival app is a must-download. This app gives you all the information you need to enjoy the festival, including all the events taking place, an interactive map, a livestream of the parade, and live social feeds so you can keep up to date with developments.

Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary

If you’ve forgotten your Gaeilge since leaving school, the Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary will help you get a hold of a cúpla focal. There’s a handy fuzzy filter if you’re not certain how a word is spelled and the Word of the Day widget will enhance your vocabulary day by day. With this app in your pocket, you won’t be stuck sprouting random words about clouds in the sky and broadcasters if you’re asked to say a few words.

Bubble Blast St Patrick's Day

It’s likely that you’ll be taking public transport to go see the parade or to head out for the night. The best way to endure this journey is to have something to distract you. And this challenging puzzler will do just that. It gets players to tap on a shape to set off a chain reaction of explosions, but you have a limited number of moves, so choose wisely.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

The island of Ireland is becoming better known for its culinary delights and this handy app gives you instant access to some tasty recipes. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with dishes bearing names like Ferg’s Ulster Fry-up, St Patrick’s Colcannon, and Guinness Corned Beef?


Heading out for the night is almost as much a part of the day as the parade. But you may be left feeling worse for wear the following day if you don’t get enough water into your system. Dehydration is one of the factors behind a throbbing head and this app will help you keep on top of your water intake, offering little reminders when you need to drink more.

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