Happy almost St. Patrick's Day! It's that day of the year to don your green and hope to get lucky If your game plan for the day-into-night is to marathon drink, or if you're just going to head to the pub for a single pint, it's nearly a requisite to get in the spirit somehow But since you're probably aiming to stay on theme for the night, you'll likely have to put on hold your usual Beyonce mix and corresponding dance-a-thon. After all, before you even step into the pub and buy your first pint of Guinness, it's a key part of the celebration to get in the spirit with some booze These songs will kick off your rollicking night or day , and will most definitely get you in the drinking spirit so grab some whiskey, a single malt, or a beer and start pre-gaming with these shanties. Here are 10 of the best drinking songs to pre-game to! Which is what you'll be saying to everyone else, later, anyway. The rallying cry of "fuck you!
1. Molly Malone
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Singing and alcohol go hand in hand in Ireland and the later it gets at the pub and the more pints are being poured , the more people will join in the sing-alongs. And as a visitor to the Emerald, there really is no better way to get an authentic Irish experience than by ordering a pint and partying along. Listen to our top 10 best Irish drinking songs below and impress your new mates on your next big night out. The name is presumed to rhyme with barley and hops, two of the main ingredients in beer. Listen : HERE.
But narrowing the endless, wonderful history of Irish music down to just ten songs? This is the ultimate sing-along song. Most will recognise this Dubliners version. But it was most likely written long before, sometime in the late 19 th century. The subject is a Dublin fishmonger who, let's just say, may have sold more than just cockles and mussels. The song has become an anthem for the people of Dublin. It touches on the heart of the city and those who have worked as street sellers since the city was established, over a thousand years ago. Mollys buxom statue now adorns Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. If you're exploring Ireland's capital city before your Vagabond or Driftwood tour , Molly's statue is certainly worth a visit.