St. Patrick’s Day is always a special celebration for me – even though I’m a few generations removed from actually being very Irish. But I do know that my O’Shea family originally came from County Cork and County Kerry in Ireland. I also know that I’ve been saving money so that my wife and I can go tour castles in Ireland on our 20th wedding anniversary!
If you decide to experience some authentic Irish celebrations – here are a few local Irish Restaurants and PUBs:
Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub – Pike Place Market, 1916 Post Alley, 206-728-1916 (come early!)
The Dubliner – Fremont, 3405 Fremont Ave N, 206-634-3161
Fado Irish Pub – Downtown, 801 First Ave, 206-264-2700
Paddy Coyne’s – Lake Union
Mick Finster’s Pub & Grill – Edmonds, 24001 Hwy 99, 425-775-2121
Shawn O’Donnell’s Rest. & Pub – South Everett, 122 128th St SE, 425-338-5700
The Irishman – Downtown Everett, 2923 Colby Ave, 425-374-5783
JJ Mahoney’s – Redmond, 8932 161st Ave NE, 425-558-1866
Wilde Rover Irish Pub – Kirkland, 111 Central Way, 425-822-8940
Celtic Bayou – Redmond, 7281 Sammamish Pkwy NE, 425-881-0704 (shuttle bus from Marymoor Park every 15 mins from 4pm to 2am)
Or you can stay home and cook up this fine Irish feast.
May your blessings – outnumber the shamrocks that grow And may trouble avoid you – wherever you go.
P.S. Do leprechauns get angry when you make fun of their height? Yeah, but only a little!
Happy St. Patty’s Day, Andy