St Patrick's Day Gallery
A selection from the best of Irish culture curated especially for St Patrick's Day 2023 by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Culture recounts our history, elevates our everyday, and breathes possibilities into the future.
The positive impact of Irish culture can be felt globally. In the face of political, economic and social challenges, Irish people have for centuries turned outwards and, in so doing, carried our traditions of song, story, poetry and dance across the world.
Jim Coleman's Ah Surely! performed by Toshín, Edwina Guckian, Matt Molloy, Liam O’Connor, Libby McCrohan at Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin; Sheemore, Co Leitrim and Matt Molloy’s Pub, Westport, Co Mayo.
The Heart of the Wood
The acclaimed poet and writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa bilingually introduces and reads Lady Gregory’s translation of an old Irish lyric.
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and the Irish Chamber Orchestra reimagine the great traditional Irish air adopted by Seán Ó Riada as the main theme of Mise Éire.
Cormac Begley performs 'O'Neill's March' in Kylemore Abbey - a piece popularised by use in the song 'Dearg Doom' from the band Horslips.
Caoineadh na dTrí Muire / Caoineadh na bPáiste
Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, two rising stars of traditional music bring glorious sibling harmonies to sean nós airs.