11 genuinely awesome apps for St. Patrick's Day


Drunken leprechaun “Shamus McDerp” and the St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Lep app aside, there are a number of great Paddy’s Day apps out there, ranging from delightfully silly to informative and useful. Here are 11 of the best:

Antique St. Patrick’s Day Postcards

Want to send out some classy St. Patrick’s Day greetings? The Antique St. Patrick’s Day Postcards app offers over one hundred downloadable antique postcards from Victorian-era Ireland to Post-War America. Just select, download, add a message, and send some Irish cheer to your friends and loved ones. Available for $1.99 via iTunes.

St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or a whole party, the St. Patrick’s Day Recipes app has great suggestions for everything from appetizers to dessert. Best of all, it’s free. Available via iTunes and GooglePlay.

Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary

With 47,000 references and 69,500 translations, Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary is a great tool for Irish language learners. The app includes a "fuzzy filter" for when you’re not sure exactly how a word is spelled, the option to add a Word of the Day widget to your home screen, and other useful features. Not sure if you want to shell out $9.99 for the full version? Collins also offers a free trial version. From GooglePlay and iTunes.

Irish Leprechaun Fun Pack

A fun one to get the kids in touch with the Irish spirit. The Irish Leprechaun Fun Pack features a hand-illustrated leprechaun, leprechaun jokes, a game to see who can say “Top of the mornin’ to ya!” in one breath, and a variety of other activities. $0.99 on GooglePlay.

St. Patrick’s Day Live

Worried about missing out on the celebrations? St. Patrick’s Day Live brings you all the March 17 craic from the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Dublin’s Temple Bar via live cam. $1.99 via iTunes.

Celtic Knots

84 gorgeous Celtic knots are waiting for you to put them back together! With three levels of difficulty and a high score tracker, this puzzle game is fun for all. In the iTunes app store for $1.99; a free version with ads and fewer puzzles is also available.

Father Ted Soundboard

All of your favorite Father Ted sound clips, sound effects, quotes and themes in one place! You can play them just for fun or for conversational emphasis, or take the best lines from Father Ted, Father Jack, Mrs. Doyle and all the rest and set them as your ringtone or alarm. Check it out in the GooglePlay app store.