St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day is observed as a celebration of Irish culture. Some celebrate wearing green and going to parades. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day when you check out these titles from our digital collections.

It's quite unlikely that Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau could have comprehended the scope of their undertaking in 1764 when they laid out the settlement on the western banks of the Mississippi that was to become the metropolis of St. Louis. Founded by the French, governed by the Spanish, and heavily populated by the English and Germans, the role that the Irish had in making St. Louis what it is today is often overlooked. The Irish are steeped in tradition, and that trait did not leave the Irish immigrants when they arrived in St. Louis and called this place home. Like many other cities in America, the heritage of Ireland is alive and well in St. Louis. This book visually captures their Irish spirit, and portrays a few of the Irish "movers and shakers" alongside the "Irish commoner" in their new and challenging lives here in St. Louis.

Ireland, for many a rugged romantic Isle has produced many fine poets through the Ages. This volume brings together poets of the quality of Louis MacNeice, WB Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Katharine Tynan and others.

Pubs in Ireland are relaxed places where locals and visitors can experience the best of traditional Irish food. Irish pub cuisine inspires skillful cooks making the most of wonderful fresh local produce and fresh seafood to create delicious new dishes and giving a twist to many classics. This collection includes well-loved favorites such as Irish Stew, Champ, and Boxty Bread, and also newer recipes, like Scallop Chowder, Cockle and Mussel Gratin, or Oatmeal & Raspberry Cream. With easy to follow recipes and color photographs to set your taste buds tingly, you can now enjoy the best of traditional and contemporary Irish pub cooking.

Various Artists - The Irish Collection: 103 Traditional Jigs & Songs

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