Finding Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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What are your St. Patrick's Day plans? With my Irish dancers we have been reel-ly busy for the past couple of weeks, spreading Irish cheer in our local area. Other Irish groups have hosted musical events and cultural gatherings.

St. Patrick's Day Fun- pre parade with my girls
Pre-Parade with my girls last year.

Wondering where you might look for St. Patrick's Day activities in your area?

Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities in Your Area

published by Minitime (and syndicated at Today's Mama)

You've likely heard that “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” but beyond your local parade there doesn’t seem to be much going on that you can take the kids to. Or is there?

Like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, a bit of craic (pronounced ‘crack’) can often be found, if only you look for it.

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In the mood for a bit more reading? I compared my home state and the country of my heart in a St. Patrick's Day post over at The Field Position.

My Iowa. My Ireland. 

As I look out my window right now I see a gentle creek parting the rolling hills that will soon be green. The pre-dawn air is still a bit too brisk for the grass to have the smell of morning dew when I open the door to let my dog out. And the only ruined castle I see is made of snow, its frozen turrets slowly dwindling in our glorious spring thaw.

Across the ocean I am watching my Irish friends already harvesting early spring vegetables from small gardens. Each day brings new photos of baby lambs and colts romping in damp grass, the filtered sunlight creating a magical effect over the entire image. A centuries old ruin can be seen far in the background, its stone walls holding stories of life, love, and intrigue.

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