17 Songs ... That Will Make You Proud To Be Irish 7 years ago

17 Songs ... That Will Make You Proud To Be Irish

Today marks the day that Irish people across the world take time to celebrate our national day, St. Patrick’s Day.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, take a few minutes to appreciate these 17 iconic Irish songs that will make you proud to be Irish.


With so many options to choose from we've included just a small sample of some of our favourites.

From Australia to New York, Canada to Dubai or from Dublin to Galway, by the end of this list there won’t be an Irish person in the world that won’t be singing along to one of these belters.


Ireland’s Call
Despite the disappointment of Ireland’s Six Nations Game against Wales on Saturday, this song will send a burst of pride to your belly. #COYBIG.


The Town I Loved So Well
Luke Kelly hits all the right notes once more with this one.

Las Vegas In The Hills of Donegal


This will have you up on your feet (or the table, we don’t judge) and stamping and clapping to your heart’s content. Yop!

Galway Girl
As much as we complain that it’s over played, we still like to roar out that “her hair was black and her eyes were blue”.


I’m Shipping Up To Boston
The Irish will go feckin’ mad for this one!


Ride On
Christy Moore always gets the crowd going.




Shane McGowan will have you rocking in no time!

The Auld Triangle

The legend that is Luke Kelly again... what a man.

The Irish Rover
And we’re back to another Irish classic.

Fisherman’s Blues
The Waterboys always put a smile on our face.

The Saw Doctors are a firm favourite with the Irish at home and abroad.


Danny Boy

Covered by thousands of different artists over the years, we find Sinead O'Connor's version quite haunting.


The Fields of Athenry

If you don't know this, then you're not Irish!

The Rattlin' Bog

Try keep the pace with this as it gets faster and faster - every Irish person will give it a good shot.

The Rocky Road to Poland

We danced to this for the entire summer of 2012.

Raglan Road

It's another Luke Kelly classic, but it always brings a tear to our eye.

Crazy World

No list would be complete without Irish legends, Aslan.