Even though it’s a little disappointing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day under the restrictions of Covid once again, we can’t let it dampen our plans. There won’t be any parades, or packed pubs or big parties-so what? That doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate the camaraderie and spirit of the holiday and make St. Patrick proud. As you can see from this list, there are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while never leaving your home base. Thanks to technology you can even still pour one (or two or three…no judgement) out with friends. To top the night off, you can indulge in some bingeworthy Irish TV shows and movies for St. Patrick’s Day.
As Irish luck would have it, there are a ton of movies and shows to choose from. So, grab a pint, some nibbles, and queue up one of these great Irish titles. We kept the list lighter, but there are a few heavier titles thrown in that were too good to miss. Now get comfy and prepare to be entertained. Oh and this list is in alphabetical order because you can’t rank greatness. All summaries taken from IMDb.
Bingeworthy Irish TV Shows and Movies:
Bingeworthy TV Shows
Bridget and Eamon are the typical unhappily married 80s Irish couple. They live somewhere in the Midlands with their indeterminate number of children.
Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope is a darkly comic drama detailing the unravelling of a friendship between two co-dependent young women as the hangover wears off and their lives and priorities begin to radically diverge.
American man Rob gets Irish woman Sharon pregnant when they hook up for a week while he is on a business trip in London.
Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’ the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer who is drawn into a series of apparent murders which appear to be linked to his work.
The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.
Four lads from Ireland wanting nothing but good craic.
Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.
Following the various lives of the towns residents of the rural town of Kilnaskully and the hilarious adventures they go on.
Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family circa 1990.
Follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives.
A brand new comedy set on that stretch of land where the EU meets the UK. Shadowing the Soft Border Patrol, the fictional border agency backed by governments in London, Dublin, Belfast and Brussels, this hilarious mockumentary monitors those who monitor those who are caught between a rock and a soft place.
A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serial killer in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.
As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
Comedy series following a tight-knit family from the west Dublin suburbs.
Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.
Bingeworthy Irish Movies
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.
A chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene.
A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on February 29, leap day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot.
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier’s world.
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town.
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
A pair of star-crossed lovers in Ireland get caught up in their family’s land dispute.
We realize celebrating at home isn’t ideal, but these bingeworthy Irish tv shows and movies will make it easier. Plus, we are in the homestretch. Next year’s celebration will look a lot different-in a good way.
However you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, have fun and stay safe.