St. Patrick's Day downloads

Flexing your pincers in anticipation of goosing buddies who forgot to wear green? There's a better way to get into the St. Paddy's Day spirit. Try these downloads honoring March 17 and don't forget to don your greenest gear.

St. Patrick's Day has changed much over the years. Once a feast to commemorate the Christianization of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is now celebrated by guzzling green beer, sporting plastic top hats, and pinching anyone who isn't wearing green. Launch yourself into the March 17 spirit with this collection of Irish-themed downloads.

The gorgeous land of St. Patrick.

St. Patrick's Day Slide Show
Images, blessings, and proverbs come together to make an entertaining slide show, with traditional Celtic tunes.

Shamrock's Gold
Snatch the jackpot at the end of the rainbow with this Minesweeper-like puzzle game.

Drunken Leprechaun 3D St Patrick's Day Screensaver
Filled with the "holiday spirit," a jolly green member of the faerie folk bumbles around your screen.

Leprechaun Island
Chortle as wee animated leprechauns dance around and shamrocks fall from the sky.

365 Green Ireland Screen Saver
Quite a few things make Ireland so famously green--and pollution isn't one of them. These beautiful images of the Irish countryside remind you why.

Dance, leprechaun, dance!

Irish Pub Animated Screensaver
Virtually hit up Ireland's best bars with your favorite little green men.

3D Shamrock Surfing Leprechaun
We know they can dance, but apparently the fun-lovin' little guys enjoy surfing as much as the next guy.

Shamrock Shimmy
Leprechauns and gold peep out of a dense shamrock forest in this verdant screensaver.

3D Dancing Leprechaun
Jolly little leprechauns apparently love to dance. Watch this 3D sprite lift your mood with a jig accompanied by lively fiddle music.

With help from CNET Associate Producer Mark Sikes.

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