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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Irish House 

click to enlarge Patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day at The Irish House.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day at The Irish House.

  St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and many bars across America go green for the day with shamrock-colored beer, "Kiss Me I'm Irish" T-shirts and patrons with four-leaf clovers painted on their faces. Locally, Dublin-born chef Matt Murphy has presented weeklong celebrations at his upscale pub The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755;, and events build on its year-round offerings of pub fare, whiskeys, draft offerings and Irish music.

  Beginning Monday, March 9, there are whiskey tastings, a bagpipe salute, trivia competitions and live music. On Thursday, March 12 there will be an Irish sea shanty sing-along. Friday brings the Dublin City Ramblers, an Irish ballad and folk band. Tickets are $35.

  Events continue through the weekend with dancing and "sexiest Irish man" and "loveliest Irish lass" competitions. On Tuesday, the restaurant hosts a Guinness jazz brunch, and there is live music from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus a live broadcast of events from the restaurant. For a full list of events, visit The Irish House's website, and for more St. Pat's events around the city, see Events listings.

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