Sláinte! It’s time to get your Irish on

Whether you are Irish — or Irish just for the day — there’s no shortage of places where you can drink beer, hang out, and party your shamrocks off on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

Whether you are Irish — or Irish just for the day — there’s no shortage of places where you can drink beer, hang out, and party your shamrocks off on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

With the official holiday falling on a Sunday this year, you have a full weekend to enjoy festivities that feature comedy, music, dancing and Guinness.

St. Paddy’s Comedy Spectacular

Head to The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Saturday the 16th to enjoy a fun night of Irish dancing, music and comedy hosted by Will Smalley.

The  headliner, Jim McCue, has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Joining him will be Joey Carroll and Kristin O’Brien, and dancers from the Murray Academy in Exeter.

www.themusichall.org


Kegs and Cabbage

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day at Backyard Brewery in Manchester. Starting at 8 a.m., they will be serving a full Irish buffet featuring corned beef, cabbage, turnips, potatoes, stout lamb stew, pot leek soup and scones. Irish Red O’Doyle Rules beer – green beer, too – is also on the menu. Don’t miss The Jordan Wysocki Duo playing Irish music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

www.backyardbrewerynh.com


The Glengarry Bhoys

The Glengarry Bhoys will be at The Tupelo Music Hall in Derry St. Patrick’s Day night.

The self-described Celtic-Stompers, who play both traditional and non-traditional music, have earned a reputation as “entertainers that challenge you to sit still during their engaging performances.” The show starts at 7 p.m.

www.tupelohall.com


Music, dancing and adult beverages       

Stop at Ri Ra in Portsmouth for Irish music during its St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.

Town This Small, a three-piece traditional Americana, Folk, Irish band, will be at Murphy’s Taproom and Carriage House in Bedford at 5:30 p.m.

The Rebel Collective will appear on the 17th at The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant in Manchester from 8 p.m. to midnight.

And more…       

New Hampshire boasts a good number of Irish pubs and restaurants. To celebrate the unofficial drinking holiday, many establishments where you can enjoy Irish music and food will open early on March 17 or host special events over the weekend.

A short list of places to check out in March, or any day of the year when you want to feel closer to the Emerald Isle, includes Peddler’s Daughter in Nashua; Olde Kilkenny Pub in Milford; Kilkenny Pub in Keene, Salt Hill Pub, 5 NH locations; Kathleen’s Irish Pub in Bristol; Cara a true pub of Ireland in Dover; The Halligan Tavern in Derry; Holy Grail Food and Spirits in Epping; The Shannon Door Pub and Restaurant in Jackson; Wild Rover in Manchester; and Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester.

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