St. Patrick’s Day Resources

March 17th, 2007

St. Paul Parade –

The 41st annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is at noon on Saturday, March 17th. This is a family-oriented parade. Expect such participators as the St. Paul Police band, the Moynian Singers, the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, Miss Shamrock 2007 and the Shamrock Princesses, plus many more entertainers, community representatives and local Irish businesses. Click here for a map of the route, or the full parade line-up, provided by Saint Patrick’s Association.

Minneapolis Parade –

Sat. March 17th at 6:30pm on the Nicollet Mall from 12th to 5th. Gather on Nicollet to watch floats, pageant winners, listen to music and enjoy the festivities. Brought to you by the Minneapolis Saint Patrick’s Day Association.

Green Beer Recipe

It’s simple. All you need is:
1 pint glass
16 ounces golden Irish lager beer
3-6 drops green food coloring
*Serve the kids – or anyone avoiding alcohol – clear juice with the same coloring.

Irish terminology

Slainte!

(Pronounced ‘slawn-cha’ – this is a traditional Irish toast that is our equivalent to cheers, but means ‘good health’ in Gaelic.)
Good Craic! (Pronounced ‘crack,’ – this means fun.)

Local Irish Pubs

Minneapolis and St. Paul are packed with Irish establishments. Here are a handful:

Dubliner Pub
– 2162 University Ave. West, Saint Paul
651-646-5551, www.dublinerpubmn.com

Jake O’Connor’s Public House– 200 Water Street, Excelsior, MN,
952-908-9650, www.jakeoconnors.com

Keegan’s Pub – 16 University Ave NE, Minneapolis
612-252-0880, www.keeganspub.com

Kieran’s Pub & Restaurant – 330 2nd. Ave. S, Minneapolis
612-339-4499, www.kierans.com

Kip’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – 9970 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis/St. Louis Park
952-367-5070, www.kipspub.com

The Liffey – 175 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul,
651-556-1420, www.theliffey.com

The Local – 10th Street and Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
612-904-1000, www.the-local.com

O’Donavans Irish Pub – 700 1st Ave. N, Minneapolis
612-317-8896

O’Gara’s – 164 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
www.stpatsassoc.org

Irish Stores

Irish Indeed

– Mall of America, 201 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN or 482 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN
www.irishindeed.com

Irish on Grand – 1124 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
www.irishongrand.com

Some sites with good ol’ Irish recipes:

Fabulous Foods.com
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/stpat/stpat.html

All Recipes.com
http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/St-Patricks-Day/Main.aspx

Food Network.com
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/et_hd_st_patricks_day/0,1972,FOOD_9844,00.html

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