There is nary a chance that there will be a leprechaun in attendance (or is there?) but there will be plenty of Irish merriment at Ohio Village's "From the Pubs of Ireland" special St. Patrick's Day event in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland to Columbus.
'From the Pubs of Ireland" Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend by enjoying a candlelight Irish feast in a 19th century Civil War setting in historic Ohio Village. The American House Hotel in the Village will play host to the event where you will be greeted by costumed interpreters. Festivities begin with the sounds of Irish instrumental music and a taste of St. Paddy's Punch to set the pub atmosphere.
Entertainment will be provided by the Ohio Village Singers, one of the longest performing vocal ensembles in the United States specializing in period music. They will perform Irish ballads, humorous drinking songs and a bit of Irish wit and wisdom.
Guests will be served a sumptuous Irish feast consisting of cream of leek soup, a garden salad, Shepherd's Pie ( braised beef short ribs mixed with peas and carrots) topped with Yukon Gold mash and for dessert, Bailey's cheesecake drizzled with caramel. Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is available. Hot beverages (coffee and tea) are also included.
At the conclusion of the evening, guests will receive a surprise memento. A cash bar will be available. (Could there be green beer?) Guests are encouraged to wear St. Patrick's Day attire.
Cost for the "From the Pubs of Ireland" event is $60 per person. There is a $4 fee for parking. Ohio Historical Society members receive a $10 discount per person and free parking. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call 800-686-1541 to make reservations or get online at www.ohio history.org.
Ohio Village is located next to the Ohio Historical Center at 1982 Velma Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. It can be reached via I-71 at the East 17th Avenue exit. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland. And be sure to watch out for those leprechauns. You never know when they may appear.