IRISH WEEK 2017
A month-long celebration of everything Irish in Seattle – scroll down for details
• Saturday, February 25, – IRISH SODA BREAD COOKING CLASS
• Saturday, March 4, – IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST
• Friday, March 10, – GALWAY SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST
• _____________________ MAYOR’S IRISH WEEK PROCLAMATION LUNCHEON
• _____________________ LANDING OF ST. PATRICK
• _____________________ GREEN STRIPE LAYING ON 4TH AVE
• Saturday, March 11, – IRISH FLAG-RAISING
• ________________________ ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
• ________________________ IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE
• ________________________ MATT TALBOT DINNER
• ________________________ IRISH NETWORK SEATTLE PARTY
• Sunday, March 12, – ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH
• ______________________ IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE
• ______________________ FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK BANQUET
• Friday, March 17, – ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS FOR PEACE
• Saturday, March 25, – IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
• Sunday, March 26, – SEATTLE GAELS FIELD DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
IRISH SODA BREAD COOKING CLASS – From 1 – 5 pm at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 2702 Broadway E (north end of Capitol Hill at Roanoke), Seattle. All adults who are interested in the art of making traditional ‘Irish soda bread’ are invited to attend. The fee of $10 pp will cover the cost of flour, soda, salt and buttermilk to make a sample cake that you can bring home with you. This is our 8th Annual Cooking Exhibition / Class. To reserve space for you and your friends at $10 per person, visit EventBrite.com. For more questions, email SodaBread @ irishclub.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST – from 2 – 3 pm at T S McHugh’s Restaurant, 1st & Mercer, Seattle. Contest Admission is free and Judging starts at 2 PM. Entries should be delivered to the restaurant between 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and contest winners will be announced at 3 PM. En joy Irish music and stepdancing. For all the details, visit Soda Bread Contest or email SodaBread @ irishclub.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
SEATTLE GALWAY SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION BUSINESS BREAKFAST, 7:30 am, Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave, Seattle. Join Galway Mayor Noel Larkin and other dignitaries to celebrate 31 years of a formal Sister City relationship between Seattle and Galway, Ireland. Advance reservations are required – for tickets and more information, visit EventBrite.com.
MAYOR’S IRISH WEEK PROCLAMATION LUNCHEON, Noon, F X McRory’s – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other dignitaries will issue City, County and State proclamations of Irish Week 2017 at this Noon luncheon at F X McRory’s. Among the special guests will be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Timothy Egan, the Honorary Grand Marshal Mary Charles, the Mayor of Seattle’s Sister City of Galway, Noel Larkin, and other dignitaries. This is also our annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Seniors Luncheon for Irish Seniors and their spouses or significant others who are invited to join our dignitaries from Ireland. Advance reservations are required – for tickets and more information, visit EVENTBRITE.com, contact Jane at 206-361-1713 or JaneS @ irishclub.org.
LANDING OF ST. PATRICK on South Lake Union, 6 pm – St. Patrick was originally brought to Ireland by Irish pirates around 400 AD. Over 1600 years later, the Pirates of the Emerald Isle will deliver St. Patrick back to the Emerald City, dropping him off at South Lake Union (near MOHAI) at 6 pm Friday evening, March 10. No admission fee and kids are welcome. Climb on board at F X McRory’s at 5 pm for the trip to South Lake Union and you will be brought back to McRory’s by 6:30 pm for the Green Stripe Laying. For more information, call 206-548-9859 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.
GREEN STRIPE LAYING ON 4TH AVE, 7 pm – This is a mini-Parade to mark the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade down the center of 4th Ave, starting from Jefferson St at 7 pm. A large crowd participates by riding the flat-bed Truck and children are welcome. There is no charge to participate and all are welcome! Climb on board at F X McRory’s at 6:30 pm for the trip to 4th 7 Jefferson. For more information, call 206-548-9859 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017
IRISH FLAG-RAISING, 12:20 pm – The Parade Grand Marshals and other dignitaries join the Mayor of Seattle in raising the Irish Tricolor in front of the King-County Administration Building, followed by the playing of the Irish and US National Anthems.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, ON 4TH AVE, 12:30 pm – At 12:30 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Timothy Egan and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshal Mary Charles, assisted by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Galway Mayor Noel Larkin, will lead Seattle’s 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up 4th Avenue. The Parade travels north from Jefferson, and after passing the reviewing stand at Westlake, goes via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies in the Armory at 2:00 pm. Seniors are invited to ride the parade for free in a Duck’s Boat – just be at 4th Ave and Jefferson by 12 noon to take your seat. For more information or to register a marching group, visit ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.
IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE, SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), Noon – 6 pm, FREE admission. The weekend Festival kicks off in the old Center House with booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an Irish art exhibit, children’s contests and activities, etc. On Sunday afternoon, there’s a drawing for a two-week vacation in Ireland. For a Vendor Application or more detailed information, call 253-237-2811 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.
IRISH REELS FILM FESTIVAL We are delighted to bring to you from Noon – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. For film details and schedule, visit www.irishreels.org.
IRISH NETWORK SEATTLE PARTY, 7:30 pm, Cornish College of the Arts @ Denny Triangle (1000 Lenora St), a “Love, Seattle” – St Patrick’s Day Party with musical entertainment provided by KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone!!! Hosted by Irish Network Seattle for all communities. For tickets and more details, visit Irish Network Seattle.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH, 8:30 am – Note the new start time and new route for this nearly four-mile run that starts from T S McHugh’s near the Space Needle! Seattle’s largest single-distance run/walk, jog or crawl where the winners cross the finish before the last person starts. The Dash covers nearly 4 miles of city streets with a 10,000+ person ribbon of green. There is no race-day registration. For more information and to register, visit stpatsdash.com.
IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE, SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), 10 am – 6 pm, FREE admission. The weekend Festival continues on Sunday early at 10 am in the Armory (the old Center House), with booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, the Irish Reels Film Festival, Irish history and genealogy workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an Irish art exhibit, children’s contests and activities, etc. On Sunday afternoon, there’s a drawing for a two-week vacation in Ireland. For more detailed information, call 253-237-2811 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.
FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK BANQUET, SEATTLE, 5 pm – A Black-tie Optional dinner and dance at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 722 E Union, Seattle, this is the 77th Annual Dinner of the Society of the Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle. The Friends have been an institution in Seattle since formed in 1941 as the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. For tickets ($125 pp) and more information, visit EventBrite, or contact 425-582-2688 or Friends @ irishclub.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP – All day at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 130th St and Greenwood Ave North, Seattle. A full day of Irish Genealogical Research classes conducted by regional specialists STEVEN W. MORRISON, and JEAN A. ROTH. Steven Morrison is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and Jean Roth is the Seattle Genealogical Society’s Director of Education and leader of the Society’s Irish Interest Group. A detailed workshop schedule can be found at 2017 GENEALOGY WORKSHOP. For tickets and more information, visit EventBrite.com, email Genealogy @ IrishClub.org or call 206-782-2629.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
SEATTLE GAELS FIELD DAY – The annual Open Field Day is at Magnuson Park from Noon to 3pm for all to try their hand at any of the games of Hurling, Gaelic Football or Camogie. For more information, visit www.SeattleGaels.com.