St. Patrick's Day Guide

St. Patrick’s Day Events in 2009

Irish eyes will surely be smilin’ at these local celebrations. Don’t forget to wear green!


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They say everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, and we can’t agree more. Between drinkups and jigs, feasts and Mass, our collection of Gaelic goings-on will guarantee to keep you busy no matter where you are in the Valley.

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The festivus begins with traditional Irish dancing and live bagpipe music at Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. Be prepared to party hard for 22 straight hours: the restaurant opens at 6 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day and closes at 4 a.m. the next morn’. Save some room in your tummy — you’ll not want to miss the corned beef and hash. ♦ 35 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-7026 or www.mahoneysirishpub.com
 

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 Irish musicians, step dancers, and bagpipers provide the entertainment as 92.1 Lite FM broadcasts from the Dubliner Irish Pub. Starting at 5 a.m., you can enjoy traditional Irish food — and wash it down with a few pints of Guinness, of course. ♦ 796 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-454-7322 or http://www.dublinerpub.com
 

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It’s top o’ the mornin’ to ya with Kegs and Eggs at the Nuddy Irishman! Throughout the day there will be drink specials available, and a live bagpipe band will play all your favorite tunes. ♦ 367 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-452-2951
 

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Get your celebrations off to a grand start with live music and a full Irish breakfast at the Keltic House Irish Pub. ♦ 1004 Main St., Fishkill. 845-896-1110 or http://www.thekeltichouse.com
 

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The community dinner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church boasts a traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and — naturally — Irish soda bread. Also, you can participate in a silent auction or enter the annual raffle for a chance to win a food basket. ♦ 808 Traver Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2854 or http://stpaulspv.homestead.com
 

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Celebrate the true meaning of Saint Patrick’s Day at the 9 a.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church. The town parade begins at 1 p.m., with traditional music, dance, song, as well as a display of Irish history. ♦ 71 Murray Ave., Goshen. 845-294-9836 or www.stjohnsgoshen.com
 

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Reflect upon the life of Saint Patrick at Dominican Convent Chapel’s 9 a.m. Mass on March 22. At 1 p.m., attend the second-largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the state, which attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors each year. ♦ (Mass) 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill. ♦ (Parade) Middletown Rd. and Central Ave., Pearl River. 845-735-3682 or http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.com

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