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Seattle Irish Week: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Irish Festival 2014, Irish Pubs

Empty Guinness at St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland
Photo by Sue Frause.

Although Saint Patrick's Day is on Monday, March 17, the celebrations have already begun. The Irish Heritage Club of Seattle is in full shamrock swing for Irish Week 2014. The activities started on March 1 with an Irish Soda Bread Cooking Class and run through March 22 at Tacoma's Museum of Glass with Ceili Mor, an Irish dance celebration.

The big event is the 33rd Annual Irish Festival at Seattle Center the weekend of March 15-16. New this year are a glass engraving demo by Ireland's premier glass artist, Roison de Buitlear; an all-day workshop on using commercial ancestral DNA testing to pinpoint a person's Irish (and other) ancestry; Irish born and Seattle-based photographer Rozarii Lynch's show Connections -- images of being Irish while living in Seattle. Here are some of the week's highlights:

  • March 14 | St. Patrick's Day Mass for Peace | St. Patrick's Church | 2702 Broadway East | 10AM
  • March 14 | Mayor's Irish Week Proclamation Lunch | FX McRory's | 12 Noon | 206.361.1713
  • March 14 | Green Stripe Laying | Marking St. Patrick's Day Parade Route | 4th & Jefferson | 7PM
  • March 15 | St. Patrick's Day Parade | 4th & Jefferson-Westlake Park-Seattle Center | 12 Noon
  • March 15-16 | Irish Festival 2014 | Music-Dance-History-Language-Genealogy | Seattle Center Armory | 12-6 PM Saturday | 10-6 PM Sunday
  • March 16 | St. Patrick's Day Dash | Four-Mile Fun Run | 2nd & Mercer | 8:30AM

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations | Seattle Irish Pubs

Fado | 801 First Avenue | Opens 8AM on St. Patrick's Day with Kegs + Eggs

Owl N' Thistle | 808 Post Avenue | Open from noon to midnight on St. Patrick's Day

Kells | 1916 Post Alley | 31st Annual Kells Irish Festival All Week | Open 9AM St. Patrick's Day

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