No pints? No problem! Here are the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day outside of the pub

Here's a list that can make St. Patrick's Day fun without ever darkening the doorstep of your local. It's really not that hard to leave the Guinness alone for just one day and celebrate being Irish in other ways. 

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Here are some ways to enjoy a sober St. Patrick's Day: 

Curl up at home with a classic Irish movie

'The Quiet Man'

'The Quiet Man'

Be it 'The Quiet Man,' 'My Left Foot,' or even more modern films like 'Sing Street' or 'The Young Offenders,' you can bring a bit of Ireland into your living room this St. Patrick's Day.

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Cook bacon (or if you're Stateside corned beef) and cabbage for you and your beloved

Bacon and cabbage

Bacon and cabbage

When they came off the ships, bacon and cabbage was the staple diet of the shanty Irish. Tasted good then, and tastes good now.

Read More: Traditional Irish recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Watch some Irish television

RTE offers free online content

RTE offers free online content

Catch up on what is happening in the Emerald Isle on RTE's International Player.

Read 'How the Irish Saved Civilization' by Thomas Cahill

'How the Irish Saved Civilization' by Thomas Cahill

'How the Irish Saved Civilization' by Thomas Cahill

This will fill you in on the real St. Patrick and the incredible job he did in converting the Irish back in the fifth century.

Read More: Top Irish history books to delve into this St. Patrick’s Day

Try to learn Irish, the language of your forebears

Get chattin' (Getty images)

Get chattin' (Getty images)

Lucky for you we have a foolproof guide to get you started for free. 

Read More: "Motherfoclóir" is NOT a dirty word: Re-shaping the Irish language during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Book a trip to Ireland

Time to book a trip to Ireland (Getty Images)

Time to book a trip to Ireland (Getty Images)

By leaving after St. Patrick's Day you will save money and what with Norwegian Air now in the market, you can get flights home for as cheap as chips. Did you know you can also book an Irish tour directly with IrishCentral?

Read More: St. Patrick’s Day pilgrimage in Connemara - the trip of a lifetime

Watch a St. Patrick's Parade on television, or attend one with family and friends

The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade (Getty Images)

The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade (Getty Images)

There's no better way to mark St. Patrick's Day than with a lively parade! 

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Research your Irish surname

What's the history of your surname?

What's the history of your surname?

Here's a good place to start - The top 300 Irish family names explained.

* Originally published in 2013.

St Patrick’s Day 2019: Looking for events in your community this St Patrick’s Day or to share further information on the March 17 celebrations in your area? Join our St Patrick’s Day 2019 group and celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2019 in proper Irish style.

How will you be spending this St. Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments!

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