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St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us! What are you doing to celebrate? Southie? Pub crawl?

Colin and I are heading home to Long Island for the weekend for my dress fitting, to pay a visit to my sister Kelly’s salon (I am in desperate need of some highlights!), and to hang with the family. We’ll be celebrating good ol’ St. Patrick at one of our favorite restaurants, the Irish Coffee Pub. Looking forward to it. :)

Some fun events going on around Boston:

*And if you need more suggestions, feel free to take a look at my CBS Boston post.

Sólás Irish Pub is the third top-selling Guinness location in MA, in the coziest nook on Boylston Street. Sólás never charges a cover and opens at 10 a.m.  Irish Specialties include corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, chicken curry, fish and chips and beef stew — yum!

Slàinte!

Slàinte!

MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza has been serving corned beef and cabbage since March 9th and it will continue through March 18th. They’ll also have Irish breakfast, Guinness stout onion soup, Irish whiskey bread (sounds pretty amazing) and Kilkenny steak tips. Not to mention the Irish step dancing at 3:30 p.m. (I used to be an Irish step dancer — see embarrassing photo below) and live acoustic music from Martin Macatee at 4 p.m. Also, MJ O’Connor’s Westin Waterfront will have a live Broadcast with WROL, as well as acoustic music, Irish step dancers and Irish specialties served all day.

Dancing away!

Dancing away!

Ned Devine’s party starts early — tomorrow, March 16th. Toucher and Rich will be joined by Guinness, Bushmills and 650 party people. There will be live music from Bareknuckle Boxers (12 p.m.) and Galway Guild (5 p.m.) — both from Philly. Their St. Patrick’s Day menu will include corned beef egg rolls, Irish breakfast sausage sandwich, and corned beef sliders on Irish soda bread. Best of all? They are giving away a trip to Ireland!

Ah, the homeland!

Ah, the homeland!

The Harp opens at 10 a.m.! There will be lots of great live music, plus plenty of Black and Golds (Guinness and Harp) before and after the Bruins game at 1 p.m.

Friendship, loyalty, and love

Friendship, loyalty, and love

Anthem Kitchen + Bar will become Anthem Irish Pub at 9 a.m.! They’ll be serving brunch and Irish specialties from Chef Ben Hennemuth. Live music will play from 2-6 p.m. (Cherry Orchard) and 8-10 p.m. (Brandon).

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

The Green Briar will be showing all 6 Nations Rugby games, starting at 8:30 a.m. They will also be showing live GAA Hurling (love hurling!) and live GAA Football. Irish step dancers will go on at 12 p.m.  as well as live Irish music from Lake Shore Drive from 12-8 p.m. and then a DJ from 9 p.m.-close. Irish specialties and Irish breakfast will be served all day!

A hundred thousand welcomes

A hundred thousand welcomes

Happy (and safe!) St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Have fun!

Have fun!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Chicago River

Last year when I was living in Chicago we went to their big St. Patrick’s Day parade. They dye the Chicago River BRIGHT emerald green – it’s pretty awesome! 

Ireland holds a special place in my heart. We’ve been over there a bunch of times to visit our cousins in Tipperary. We’re heading back this July for Meg and Matt’s wedding! Everyone is so excited! It’s only about 3 months till the wedding :)

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite pictures from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Fields of Ireland

Molly Malone - Heather's Cousin

'Stone walls and the grass is green'...

 

My cousin Noreen's DELICIOUS brown bread and Ireland's own DELICIOUS butter

Cows

Some hurling

My shamrock tattoo is somewhere under my hair..My dad saw it and found out about it in Ireland. Couldn’t get in trouble since we were in the homeland!
 
*Check out these Irish Saucony’s – http://www.thrillist.com/boston/irish-sauconys, sold at SEAC - 652 Tremont Street at West Brookline, South End (617) 391-0897
 
As advertised in the Metro today, there will be Irish Step dancers performing at South Station. Too bad I commute out of North Station! What, is North Station is too close to the Italians in the North End or something?
 
More restaurant/bars with fun St. Patrick’s Day celebrations -
 
1. The Kells - 161 Brighton Ave, Allston (617) 782-9082 - 12pm-2am www.thekells.com
 
2.  Kinsale – 2 Center Plaza, Boston (617) 742-5577 – No cover www.classicirish.com/kinsale
 
3. McGreeveys – 911 Boylston Street (617)262-0911 – www.mcgreevysboston.com
 
4. Ned Devines - Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market building (617) 248-9900 – 10am – The Gobshites are performing – www.neddevinesboston.com
 
5. Corrib Pub – 396 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-0882 – www.neddevinesboston.com
 
6. Irish Village - 224 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-5427 – 11am-1am – No cover www.irishvillagebrighton.com
 
7. The Druid – 1357 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (Inman Square) (617) 497-0965 www.druidpub.com
 
8. Grafton Street – 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge (617) 497-0400 – No cover www.graftonstreetcambridge.com
 
And with that, an old Irish blessing for you:
 
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
 

  

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