Happy St. Paddy’s Day: My Irish Faves

Although it is typically a day for the Irish (and really anyone) to get decked out in green and get WASTED today we are still in a pandemic so I’m staying HOME. Growing up a Canadian-Irish woman I have always been exposed to media and rituals of the Irish culture. So I thought I would suggest my favourite Irish flick from my childhood, my favourite Irish MUA, fave Irish creator and my fave Irish meal.

1. Film – Waking Ned Devine

Waking Ned Devine' (1998) - The Wild Geese

When best friends Jackie O’Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O’Sullivan (David Kelly) discover someone in their small Irish village has won the lottery, they immediately set off to see if the winner is in a sharing mood. Deducing that Ned Devine is the lucky man, O’Shea and O’Sullivan pay him a visit, only to find him dead from shock. Since Devine is the only one who can claim the prize, the townsfolk band together to convince the claim inspector that O’Sullivan is really Devine, and split the cash.

2. Make Up Artist – Lolaliner

Lolaliner - YouTube

I’m not exactly a makeup expert (if you watch my bad makeup tutorials on Instagram you’ll know this) but I love seeing what this Irish-Canadian creates. Find her on Youtube,Tiktok,and Instagram to see what I mean.

3. TikToker – RuthCodd

I hope my content makes people less scared to talk about disability' -  make-up artist and TikTok star Ruth Codd - Independent.ie

From her vlog posts that give David Dobrik a run for his money, to her open discussions about living with a disability this gem is a personal fave on the app. Codd is currently filming a Netflix show in Vancouver.

4. Meal – Colcannon and champ

Colcannon with ham and a fried egg in bowl

GoodFood describes the dish as Potatoes transformed the Irish diet when they were introduced from the New World in the late 16th century. Ireland’s population boomed with this cheap and plentiful food source, but was later decimated when potato harvests were hit by blight in the 19th century. Potatoes are still a staple at most mealtimes, with traditional dishes remaining popular. Colcannon is a classic, comforting mash of potatoes, cabbage (or kale) and butter (or cream), flavoured with spring onions. Champ is a similar, mashed potato favourite, flavoured with spring onions, milk and butter.

I love a good comfort food and I’m like a gardener because I grow my own spring onions nbd.

Published by Nikki Sin

Toronto based blogger, dreamer, and a green tea addict. Currently working with a fire breathing dragon, no seriously.

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