It's a great time to discuss ways to celebrate Ireland without leaving home.
While Ireland is a place, it’s also a culture, a sound, and a flavour. Ireland is more than a spot on a map and there are ways to bring that Irish experience to wherever you are on Earth. So please do join us as we discuss ways to make your day a little greener.1: Plant a Garden
Ireland isn’t called the Emerald Isle for no reason! Colorful plants and swaths of bright grass, moss, and trees are abundant across Ireland, especially in the Spring. And with the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to bring a bit of green to your corner of the world. You can start now by composting and creating a healthy environment for your garden. Tilling the soil, adding nutrients, and getting ready for the new year will help to ensure that when you are ready to plant, everything should be ready to spring to life.
Once you are ready to start growing your garden, choices like primrose - which is native to Ireland - can help you feel closer than ever to the Emerald Isles.2: Learn Irish
Dia duit, conas atá tú? Rochelle is ainm dom.
Irish is a beautiful, musical language that is, unfortunately, not widely spoken. By taking the time to learn this amazing language, you can help to keep it alive and preserve a little slice of Irish culture. There are plenty of sites that offer free courses in Irish, and taking just a few minutes a day can help you take a step to fluency.3: Discover your Heritage
If you have Irish roots, you’re not alone. Millions of people have taken the steps to learn more about their family tree and have traced their roots back to Ireland. In fact, we have a full section right here on our community all about learning about your family history. There are tips and tricks
to help you get started, as well as other helpful advice from experts. Do feel free to pop over to the Genealogy section to get started.4: Learn to play Trad Music or how to Dance
Trad music is an Irish tradition and for good reason! It’s light, fun, and festive music that makes you want to sing along or just get up and dance. Learning a song or two can help you feel closer to the Emerald Isle than ever, without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. If you’re feeling super adventurous, you can learn to play on a traditional Irish instrument, like the bodhrán or the uilleann pipes. There’s no wrong way to celebrate Irish music, whether that’s just putting it on, singing along, or joining in a dance. If you have a favourite piece of trad music, please do suggest it below!5: Cook an Irish meal
Have you ever enjoyed an Irish meal? If not, you’re missing out on a fresh and unforgettable experience! Irish food is hearty, filling, and always tasty. There’s no shortage of delicious recipes
to try that can help bring the Emerald Isle right to your kitchen. Do you have a favourite recipe? Leave it below!