5 Irish Traditions Alive and Well for St. Patrick’s Day at Maher’s Pub in Lake Oswego

2014 St. Patrick's DayGoogle “St. Patrick” or “St. Patrick’s Day Festival” and Maher’s Irish Pub in Lake Oswego shows up on the first page. Need I say more? Maher’s is the place to be to celebrate this Irish holiday, starting this Friday, March 14, and continuing through Monday, March 17.

Here are a few Irish traditions you’ll find alive and well even though we’re 4,661 miles from Dublin, Ireland.

♣Celtic Music. There’s no mistaking the upbeat sound of guitars, banjos, whistles, flutes, fiddles and accordions for Celtic music. And don’t forget the clapping—that’s where you come in. Join in with the likes of Phelim Egan, and pub favorite, Bill Mullen. Did I mention the bagpipes?

♣Irish Dancing. It’s hard to listen to the music and not want to get up and dance. You can do that, but you also get the chance to watch Irish dancers break out the reels, the hornpipes and jigs. Their high stepping, ringlet-whipping performances are sure to get your Irish eyes a’smilin’.

♣Drinking. There’s an Irish saying that goes, “In heaven there is no beer…That’s why we drink ours here.” Maher’s aims to oblige by offering several brews including their own Feckin’ beer. If whiskey is more to your liking, The St. Paddy’s Eve Party on Sunday night, March 16, includes five tastings of the finest Jameson whiskey included in your $15 reservation.

♣Family fun. The Irish consider the laughing of children to be a blessing so consider yourself blessed if you show up between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Family Day, Sunday, March 16. There will be plenty to keep the little ones entertained, and yes, laughing, from crafts and games to Irish wolfhounds and face painting.

♣Irish food. Get your fill of traditional Irish fare from a menu that includes shepherd’s pie, corned beef, lamb stew, bangers and Bailey’s Chocolate Cheese Cake.

Check out the full schedule of events on the Maher’s Pub website.

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I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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