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Five St. Patrick's Day apps that'll bring out the Irish in everyone


It's St. Patrick's Day, recognized in select countries worldwide primarily as a cultural holiday. The holiday honors Ireland's Saint Patrick and celebrates Irish heritage.

Here in the US, it is the day we adorn ourselves in green, eat a corned beef dinner and pour out a Guinness. If you want to bring some of that shamrock-loving fun to your iPhone, then you need to check out these five apps that'll teach how to speak, drink and cook like an Irishman.

Focal Me - Irish (Gaelic) Words & Phrasebook with Audio [iPhone; $1.99]

Focal Me is a cheat sheet for popular Gaelic phrases with audio that'll help you pronounce each one correctly.

Lucky Patty's Leprechaun Run [iOS Universal; Free]

Lucky Patty's Leprechaun Run is a lightweight platformer that'll have you jumping over spiked clovers, hot kettles and more.

Beer Buddy - Barcode Scanner [iPhone; $3.99]
Beer Buddy is filled with over 300,000+ beers and millions of user reviews. The app allows you to browse and rate beers from local and national breweries. You also can find local stores, restaurants and bars that both serve and sell beer.

Ireland Travel Guide by Triposo [iOS Universal; Free] A travel guide for destinations within Ireland for major tourist attractions such as Dublin, Cork, or Galway. Great for those with an upcoming Ireland trip or those who like to visit from afar.

The Irish Farmers' Market Cookbook [iBook; $11.99]

Both a cookbook and a culinary tour of Ireland that focuses on cooking with the fresh foods available at Farmer's markets.

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