Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Chicago River

Last year when I was living in Chicago we went to their big St. Patrick’s Day parade. They dye the Chicago River BRIGHT emerald green – it’s pretty awesome! 

Ireland holds a special place in my heart. We’ve been over there a bunch of times to visit our cousins in Tipperary. We’re heading back this July for Meg and Matt’s wedding! Everyone is so excited! It’s only about 3 months till the wedding :)

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite pictures from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Fields of Ireland

Molly Malone - Heather's Cousin

'Stone walls and the grass is green'...


My cousin Noreen's DELICIOUS brown bread and Ireland's own DELICIOUS butter


Some hurling

My shamrock tattoo is somewhere under my hair..My dad saw it and found out about it in Ireland. Couldn’t get in trouble since we were in the homeland!
*Check out these Irish Saucony’s – http://www.thrillist.com/boston/irish-sauconys, sold at SEAC – 652 Tremont Street at West Brookline, South End (617) 391-0897
As advertised in the Metro today, there will be Irish Step dancers performing at South Station. Too bad I commute out of North Station! What, is North Station is too close to the Italians in the North End or something?
More restaurant/bars with fun St. Patrick’s Day celebrations –
1. The Kells – 161 Brighton Ave, Allston (617) 782-9082 – 12pm-2am www.thekells.com
2.  Kinsale – 2 Center Plaza, Boston (617) 742-5577 – No cover www.classicirish.com/kinsale
3. McGreeveys – 911 Boylston Street (617)262-0911 – www.mcgreevysboston.com
4. Ned Devines – Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market building (617) 248-9900 – 10am – The Gobshites are performing – www.neddevinesboston.com
5. Corrib Pub – 396 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-0882 – www.neddevinesboston.com
6. Irish Village – 224 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-5427 – 11am-1am – No cover www.irishvillagebrighton.com
7. The Druid – 1357 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (Inman Square) (617) 497-0965 www.druidpub.com
8. Grafton Street – 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge (617) 497-0400 – No cover www.graftonstreetcambridge.com
And with that, an old Irish blessing for you:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!