Here’s the thing. Contrary to popular belief, we are not all having corned beef and cabbage for dinner in Ireland today. If you want to make something traditional that people really do eat, on all days of the year, try one of these dishes instead. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!
Irish soda bread — don’t forget to put a cross on top to let the fairies out.
Beef and Irish stout stew — there’s both eating and drinking in it.
Dublin coddle - the capital’s namesake dish of bacon, sausages and spuds; what’s not to love?
Colcannon - Did you ever eat colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream? / With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Apple and blackberry crumble — a good old-fashioned crumble is one of Ireland’s best-loved desserts.
* And remember too: it’s Paddy, not Patty!