While the saying is that everyone’s got a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day, nowhere is it truer than Falmouth Village, MA. More than a bit of blarney will be found here as Falmouth Village changes its name for St. Patrick’s Day to O’Falmouth Village and rolls out the green carpet from the Queens Buyway down Main Street. Home to Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, one of New England’s top ten Irish Restaurants (according to the Boston Globe), businesses up and down Main Street will join in Liam Maguire’s fun and extend the St. Paddy’s Day celebration to the entire weekend of March 14-17th with green dot sales, window decorations, special Irish menus, Irish music and dancing, and lodging packages, all topped off on March 17th with beers and bands at Liam Maguire’s (actually the music at Liam's continues all weekend!) and a Hat Parade down Main Street’s sidewalks.
Book a stay with one of the participating Falmouth B&Bs and you’ll be treated to an authentic Irish breakfast and surprise treats. Then hit the streets of O’Falmouth Village for everything from corned beef to Irish pizza and Irish Margaritas, plus plenty of green dot sales too. Just for the day, many of the businesses throughout Falmouth Village will change their name for the day to include an O’. O’Palmer House Inn, O’Woods Hole Passage, O’Captain’s Manor Inn and O'Woods Hole Inn are just the beginning!
Participating members of the Falmouth B&B Association will be serving up Irish inspired breakfasts including overnight stays, Irish inspired breakfasts and treats, plus much more. Check out these packages.
Captain’s Manor Inn: Opening specially for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration after a long winter’s night rest, the St. Paddy’s Day package includes an Irish reception (wine beer and snack) on Friday night, plus a "Luck of the Irish" welcome basket waiting in guest rooms. On Saturday, there will be Sat afternoon Irish treats and Irish Coffee. This package also includes a $50 gift certificate to enjoy Irish-inspired foods at Falmouth Village restaurants including La Cucina, Liam Maguire’s, or Anejo Mexican Bistro. On Sun morning, awake to an authentic Irish breakfast using recipes and ingredients from across the Pond. Please add $99 to the price of the guest room for this package.
Inn at Siders Lane: Guests will enjoy Irish specialties throughout the weekend.
Palmer House Inn: The Palmer House Inn turns into the O’Palmer House Inn for St. Paddy’s Day weekend, serving heartwarming Irish food and traditional Irish music in the parlor. Their St. Patrick’s Day weekend package includes 2 nights in a king bedroom with a fireplace and Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub, A $50. gift certificate to O’Anejo or O’La Cucina sul Mare restaurants with Irish-inspired food on the menu, an Irish breakfast (Cape Cod Style) each day of your stay, and freshly baked Irish oatmeal cookies as your afternoon refreshments all for $528.00 plus tax.
Woods Hole Inn: The O’Woods Hole Inn weekend package includes a $50 gift certificate toward dinner at the new Quicks Hole Tavern next door, plus, an Irish themed breakfast (soda biscuits and corned beef hash anyone?) on Sunday morn, and a pint of cold Guinness for you and your sweetheart (or premium wine of your choice) at the Tavern the night you check in. Package valued at over $80, offered for $50 plus the cost of your room. Yes, the Luck of the Irish is with you.
Woods Hole Passage B&B: This family-friendly B&B will serve up an authentic Irish breakfast of bangers, rashers, brown bread and more on Sunday, March 16.
Add these events to the “must enjoy” list while you’re there for the weekend:
Throughout the Weekend: Green Dot Sales, St. Patrick’s Day special items on sale at Falmouth Village stores, Irish themed foods and drinks on the menus at restaurants.
Irish Music throughout the Weekend at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant:
Friday, March 14: Liam Maguire (solo) – dinner then Shananagans 9pm until closing.
Saturday & Sunday March 15 & 16: Traditional Irish music session with Rossacroo-Na-Loo, pure Trad (as traditional Irish musicians refer to their music) starting a 3pm. Liam Maguire, for early dinner set. Shananagans 9- close.
Monday, March 17: Liam Maguire’s high holiday: Rossacroo-Na-Loo, Roger Gamache on bagpipes, Danny Quinn, Liam Maguire, Shananagans and The Brian Boru Pipe Band. Music goes from 1pm to 1am!
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:30pm: Irish Step Dancing Demonstration at Museums on the Green.
Monday, March 17, 1:00pm: Hat Parade down Main Street sidewalks to the Village Green – bring your zaniest hat and costume and join the fun down Main Street. Gather at 1:00pm in Peg Noonan Park to step off festivities down the sidewalks of Falmouth Village.
When You Go:
For complete information on St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Falmouth Village, MA, visit www.FalmouthVillageAssociation.com and click on events. To learn more about the Falmouth B&Bs, visit www.falmouthbedandbreakfastassociation.org. Falmouth, MA is located in the upper Cape, approximately 1.5 hours from Boston.