Patrick's Day Parade March 9th, 2008
Mill Street, Worcester - The 23rd annual St. Patrick's
Day Parade celebrates the Irish of Central Massachusetts, who began settling
in the Worcester area as early as 1718. In 1825 Irish immigrants came to
Worcester to build the city's canals and roadways, and the community
flourished thereafter. (Noon)
Patrick's Day Parade March 30th, 2008
Downtown Holyoke - The 54th annual Holyoke Parade is
reckoned to be one of the largest in the nation. The parade is the
culmination of numerous Irish events in March that celebrate the Irish
community of western Massachusetts, many of whom emigrated from County Kerry
and the Blasket Islands in the 20th century. (Noon) 411 533-1700
Boston's Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Broadway, South Boston - This year's 108th annual parade honors the 'Men and
Women of the Armed Forces' and features marching bands and pipe bands from
throughout America. South Boston is Boston's most Irish neighborhood, and
has a glorious tradition of helping others while keeping Irish heritage
alive. The parade committee is led by John Hurley, a Navy veteran and South
Boston native.(1:00 p.m.) 617 258-7955
Scituate Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Gates School, Scituate -- Scituate's 11th annual St. Patrick's Day parade is
popular along the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. The parade ends at
the scenic Scituate Harbor. Scituate is nicknamed the Irish Riviera, since
many Irish politicians like James Michael Curley and the Kennedy's liked to
vacation there in summer.(1:00 p.m.) 781 545-6671
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
March 30th, 2008
/ Elm Street Downtown Manchester
Abington Saint Patrick's Day
Parade, March 16th, 2008
Sunday, March 16th -- 1 p.m. Step off Abington
Center 781 878-1570 or 781-878-7785
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, March 9th, 2008
Sunday, March 9th -- 1 p.m. Step off City Hall 978 794-5858
on Parade Concert
Fuller Museum of Art
455 Oak Street, Brockton
Acclaimed singer Patricia Brady is performing two shows on St.
Patrick's Day eve with an all-star cast of musicians, singers and dancers.
Known as the Irish Nightingale and praised by the New York Times for
her "sweetness and purity of tone," Brady was named one of the "100
Outstanding Irish-Americans." in 2000 by Irish America Magazine. Ms.
Brady has traveled around the world as a performer of classical, popular and
traditional melodies. She is being joined at the Ireland on Parade concert
by Highland piper Matt McArthur, and the Greene-O'Leary School of Irish
Dance. Also appearing are the Collegiate Choir from Stonehill College and
the Concert Choir from Oliver Ames High School, directed by Charlene
Dalrymple. Ms. Brady's concert typically includes some of Ireland's most
mellifluous melodies by composers like Thomas Moore, James L. Molloy,
Chauncy Olcott and others. Part of the performance includes an old fashioned
Irish sing along. (11:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. shows) $15 general admission,
$10 for museum members 508 588-6000, x 100
Worcester St. Patrick's Day Parades
Mill Street, Worcester
The 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the Irish of Central
Massachusetts, who began settling in the Worcester area as early as 1718. In
1825 Irish immigrants came to Worcester to build the city's canals and
roadways, ad the community flourished thereafter. (Noon) 508 755-1855
Irish Society's Annual Dinner
Formed in 1737 by Boston Irish merchants, the Charitable Irish Society is
the oldest Irish organization in North America. Each year its members gather
on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate their long standing traditions of
friendship and goodwill toward the Irish immigrant community. (Check back
for more details)
Holyoke St. Patrick's Day
Downtown Holyoke - The 53rd annual Holyoke Parade is reckoned to be one of
the largest in the nation. The parade is the culmination of numerous Irish
events in March that celebrate the Irish community of western Massachusetts,
many of whom emigrated from County Kerry and the Blasket Islands in the 20th
century. (Noon) 411 533-1700
Northern Ireland Artist Exhibit: "Sea,
Land, Sky" -
Lawrence Heritage State Park at One Jackson St. in Lawrence hosts works of
eleven Irish artists from the McGilloway Gallery in Derry. The exhibit is
free. For more information call (978) 470-0200.
Every Monday in March
Step Dancing Lessons - Come to The Burren in Davis Square for free
Irish step dancing lessons. Every Monday in the back room at 8:00 pm.
March 1 - April 1
Boston College's Irish Film Series - All through march The West
Newton Cinema hosts Boston College's Irish Film Series. Visit
for more information.
March 1 - April 30
- This exhibit, featuring color photos of Judy Enright of Ireland and Dermot
Conlan will be at the South Shore Natural Science Center Monday through
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at Jacobs Lane (off Rte. 113)
in Norwell. For more information, call (781) 659-2559.
February 15 - March 10
"This Lime Tree
Bower" - Three Irish lads, three yarns, one fateful night. Irish
playwright Conor McPherson's coming-of-age tale is staged by the Sugan
Theatre Company. Carmel O'Reilly directs. For tickets, call the Boston
Center for the Arts at (617) 425-2787.
Artist Seamus Healy
- His works are on display at HC Studio ("meet the Artist Reception" on
Sunday, March 11, at HC Studio from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.). His work includes scenes
of Ireland and from his book "Ireland O Ireland." For more information, call
(617) 711-3636 or (617) 511-1115.
Ireland in Story and Song
- With Mad Clover opening, enjoy storytelling, singers and Irish
instruments. 8 p.m. at the Peeptoad Coffeehouse, North Foster Baptist
Church, 81 East Killingly Rd. Foster, R (401) 397-9802.
Day Dinner and Dance
- Providing musical entertainment will be the band Tradition. Irish American
Club, 177 West St., Malden, will host this event from 8 p.m.-Midnight.
Tickets are $20 per person. For further information, call (781) 321-7720.
Dinner Dance -
Held in the Irish Village, Rte. 28, W. Yarmouth, with music by Emerald
Affair, direct from Ireland. Tickets are $25. For more information and
tickets, call (508) 878-5116 or (508) 984-1039.
Celtic Song and Zen Flute: A Musical
Special guest artists are Jacynth Hamill, Heather Innes, Robert A. Jonas,
and Bob Wiener. All Saints' Parish, 1773 Beacon St. (at Dean Rd.) Brookline
(green line on the MBTA) from 4-6 p.m. Donation is $10. For more
information, call All Saints' Parish at (617) 738-1810.
St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and
- Music provided by Andy Healy's Band. Elks Hall, Spring St., West Roxbury
from 4 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. All reservations must be received by March
4; reserved tables of ten only. For more information, call Richie Gormley at
(617) 327-0100; Kay Hayes, (617) 325-0874; or Pat Mulvey, (781) 325-9404.
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The Saw Doctors
- Described by "Rolling Stone" as one part Creedence Clearwater Revival, one
part Hootie and the Blowfish and one part Irish Historical Society, the Saw
Doctors make it easy to sing along and get some Irish history as well. They
make a stop at the Paradise for their St. Patrick's Day tour. Paradise Rock
Club, 696 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30
p.m.) For tickets ($25) and information, call (617) 423-NEXT.
- Performance will be at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, at 8
p.m. Tickets are $50, $45, $42, and $35. For more information, call
SymphonyCharge at (888) 256-1100 (Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) or the Symphony
Hall Box Office.
Campaigning with James Michael Curley
- A book lecture by Bob Colt, will be held at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury
Pub, 1885 Centre Street, West Roxbury, benefiting the Greater Roslindale
Medical & Dental Center. $50.00 per ticket, $100.00 sponsorship. For more
information or tickets contact Paul McCaffrey (617) 327-4560 or e-mail:
- Sponsorship by the Watertown Public Library and the Historical Society of
Watertown, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers on the 2nd
floor of the Town Hall, Main St. (Rte.20), in Watertown. Free admission;
public welcome. Handicap accessible. For more information, please call the
Library at: 617-972-6436 or visit their web site at
Miller Lite St. Patrick's Day Bash
- Come and party with a promotion by Miller Lite from 9 - 11 p.m. Pat
Flannigan, 804 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-730-5522.
Day Dance at St. Patrick's Parish
- Music by The Black Velvet Band. Tickets are $11, and light refreshments
will be served. The event will be held at the Parish Hall in Watertown, 211
Main St. (Rte. 20), from 8pm to midnight. For further information, please
call (617) 925-6110.
WCCM 800 AM's 14th Annual Tribute to St.
Patrick - Takes
place at 2 p.m. hosted by Tom Garvey with the best in traditional music and
conversation. Details on 800WCCM.com
March 16 & 17
Group ANAM (Gaelic for "Soul")
- celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Orpheum Foxborough. The band will
perform at 8 pm on Friday, and at 2 p.m and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets:
Adult, $22; Members, $18; Seniors, $20; and Children 18 and under, $11. The
Orpheum Foxborough is located at One School Street, Foxborough. The Orpheum
Foxborough TTY is 508-543-3553. For tickets and information, The Orpheum
Foxborough box office is 508-543-ARTS (2787).
stedancers Kieran Jordan & Kevin Doyle
- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at 8 p.m. at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St.,
East Greenwich, R.I. Special guest Skip Healy will perform opening set.
Admission is $11 in advance, $14 on day of the show. Tickets are also
available at the door. For information and tickets, call (401) 885-9118.
Dropkick Murphy's Concert (Day Show)
- All Ages, Dropkick Murphy's lat Avalon (NEXT Ticketing). Doors open at
noon, show starts at 11:30. Tickets $11.75.
Dropkick Murphy's Conert
- Enjoy the music of the Dropkick Murphy's, Swinging Utters, Lars
Frederickson & the Bastards, Reach the sky at Avalon (NEXT ticketing). Doors
open at 5:00 pm, show starts at 6:00. $11.00, all ages. SOLD OUT.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Boston
City Hall -
Sponsored by May Menino's office, the celebration will include performances
by the Green O'leary Step Dancers, food donated by the Kells of Brighton, a
children's section with face painting and story telling and more. 1 City
Hall Plaza. 11:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Cabaret - This
musical variety concert features performances by the Jury Dancers,
"Ireland's Voice" Tom Kenny, Joe Cuddy, Louise Bowden and more. Voted "Best
Live Show" by Ireland's National Entertainment Awards. John Hancock Hall,
180 Berkely St, Boston. 3:00 pm and again at 8:00 pm. $25, call (508)
747-2273 for information and tickets.
Tir Na Nog
- Tom Jordan will perform and debut his new CD "The Johnny" and the Come
Latelies will also perform at Tir Na Nog in Somerville.
Every Sunday in March at Tir Na Nog - Traditional Irish Seisiun. For more
Live Broadcast on WZLX
- Cornbeef & Cabbage dinner meals available. Irish music from 5-10 p.m. and
a DJ from 10-2 a.m. Pat Flannigan's, 804 Huntington Ave., Boston
An Ras Mor: Somerville St. Patrick's Day
Road Race - A
four mile road race on a fast, flat USATF certified course with one short
hill. Trophies will be awards to top 3 age group winners, & top Clyde & Fill
Amenities: Mile splits, water stop, plus extensive post-race party. T-shirts
are guaranteed to all runners who pre-register before 3/2/01. The event will
be timed by Bay State Race Services and sponsored by Somerville Road
Runners, Aquarium. Race results will be published on
www.coolrunning.com. Aquarium, 65
Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville. $15 pre-registration, $20 race
day. Race begins at 11:00 am. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St. Patrick's Dinner
- Corned beef & cabbage dinner catered by South Shore Caterers. The event is
sponsored by St. Brendan Society (Co. Kerry Association of Boston) at the
Canadian American Club, 202 Arlington St., Watertown, at 7 p.m. For tickets
and information, call Chairperson Eileen O'Sullivan at (781) 643-6694 or
President Peter Moloney at (781) 272-6236.
Noel Henry Irish
- With the Nevin Academy Irish Step Dancers, they will perform at St.
Patrick's Day Celebration at St. Paul Parish, 147 North St., Hingham, in the
school hall from Noon-3 p.m. The will also perform. Admission is $10, with a
limited number of tickets to be sold at the door. Tickets and to get further
information, call (781) 749-3385.
March 17 & 18
Ronan Tynan -
Special solo concerts at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Rd.,
Beverly, at 8 p.m. (both shows). For more information, call (978) 232-7202.
Irish Step and
Tap group "Common Ground"
- Performing at Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston, at 3 p.m. Tickets
are $20 for the general addmission and $15 for seniors and students. For
more information contact Regis Colleges Box Office (781) 768-7070.
Liz Carroll, and The Old Blind Dogs
- Performing at Johnny D's in Somerville. They will perform in the Green
Linnet 25th Anniversary Celtic Festival Tour. For more informa tion, call
Shannon and Karan Casey
- They bring extraordinary traditional Celtic music to the Somerville
Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $28, $25, and $22.
For tickets, call World music at (617) 876-4275 or TicketMaster at (617)
Evening of Irish
Entertainment with Andy Healy Band
- Dancing, refreshments, raffle, and guest appearance by the O'Shea-Chaplin
School of Dance. The Irish Social Club, 118 Park St., W. Roxbury, from 8
p.m.-midnight. Donation of $10 per person, with proceeds to the Bernardine
Franciscan Sisters of Hyde Park. Call Donna for tickets at (617) 469-0721.
April 20 - 21
Boston Irish Film Festival
- Come celebrate Irish Film at the Third Annual Boston Irish Film Festival
in the Harvard FIlm Archive. Special guest appearance by Malachy McCourt.
for more information.
Irish Hour Radio
Program Dance -
There will be dancing from 8:30 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Entertainment features music
by Noel Henry's Irish Showband, Irish step-dancing, and the evening's MC,
The Dean Himself -- Paul Sullivan, of WROL's Irish Hit Parade. Hosted by Tom
and Sheila Cummings to help support New England's oldest Irish radio program
will be held at The Irish Social Club, 118 Park St., West Roxbury; Admission
is $10, and refreshments will be available, including tea, coffee, and soda
bread. For further information, call (617) 698-2585.
(Event listings compiled from
Boston Irish Reporter)
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St. Patrick's Day 2001 Parades
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 18
Since 1801 this parade has become a prominent part of South Boston's
history. Pre-parade breakfast begins at 10:00am at the Ironworkers Hall.
Parade is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Call 617-258-7955 for details.
Sunday, March 18
The 50th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The
parade will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, March 11
The 18th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Worcester begins at noon at Mill
Street. The parade will head down Park Avenue and finish on Highland Street.
The 45th Annual Parade will begin at City Hall at 11:00 a.m. finishing at
St. Augustine's Church. Call (800) 976-5111 for details.
The parade will depart from Gates Junior High School at 1:00 p.m. finishing
at 3:00 p.m. at Pier 44 Restaurant near Jericho Road. For more information
please call (781) 545-6671.
At 1:00 p.m., the 6th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin in
Manchester's north end at the intersection of Elm and Webster Streets.
(Event listings compiled from
Boston Irish Reporter)
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Irish Pubs in Boston
The Black Rose
160 State Street, Boston
Phone: (617) 742-2281
378 Center Street, Jamaica Plain Phone: (617) 522 5386
247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville Phone: (617) 776 6896
1618 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA. Phone: (617) 566-7744
The Chieftan Pub
Route 1, Plainville
Phone: (508) 643 9031
Desmond O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Route 9, Framingham
Phone: (508) 875-9400