There’s an old saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and there could be some truth to that. There’s also something else that’s true: Kansas City has a long and rich Irish tradition that doesn’t hide the other 364 days of the year. And that love of things Irish had a chance to come out and play this weekend, when the Kings of Irish Comedy tour made its stop here.
The fundraising event for the Kansas City Irish Center was sponsored by Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. Housed on the lower level of Union Station, the Center may be one of Kansas City’s better kept secrets. It’s about to celebrate its sixth year, and it is a treasure trove of Irish culture, including thousands of books on Irish music, religion, and philosophy.
This past weekend, though, less weighty subjects were on display in the form of stand-up comedy and Irish whiskey. Tullamore D.E.W.'s Brand Ambassador Tim Herlihy explored the subject of whiskey, a topic near and dear to any Irish heart, while comedians Brad Meehan and Ardal O'Hanlon took care of keeping everyone laughing.