The Little Book of St Patrick's Day

A compendium of craic about Ireland's famous festival

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AUD $12.99

A unique compendium of history, tips, quotes and trivia - all about St Patrick's Day.

Potted history, quirky facts, sayings, hints and tips about Ireland's celebration and the saint it commemorates.

The Little Book of St Patrick's Day will tell the story of St Patrick and how the holiday began, share the craic with a collection of sayings and describe how the festival is marked around the world (and in outer space).

Separate the myths from the facts, find out how to celebrate at home and be dazzled by quirky facts and stats. Why is the shamrock the symbol of the day, did St Patrick really drive snakes out of Ireland and what should you eat and drink on March 17th?

Find out in this pocket-sized guide to this Irish celebration that has enchanted people of all backgrounds across the globe.

'For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!' - The Irish-American poet Thomas Augustine Daly, as seen on

On St Patrick's Day 2011, the Irish-American astronaut Catherine Coleman played a 100-year-old flute belonging to the Irish band The Chieftains, while floating weightless in the space station. Her performance was later included in a track called The Chieftains in Orbit.
Category: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781800690004
Table Of Contents: We need to talk about Patrick • A shot of history • Magic and myths • Having the Craic (quotes) • Global Gaelic gaiety (St Patrick's Day around world and in space) • How to celebrate
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Orange Hippo
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Theatre studies