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IRISH WEEK 2018

A month-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and of everything Irish in Seattle – scroll down for all the details on individual events

• Saturday, February 17, – IRISH SODA BREAD COOKING CLASS, 1 – 5 pm
• Saturday, March 3 – FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK / IRISH NETWORK BANQUET, 5:30 pm
• Saturday, March 10 – IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST, 1 – 3 pm
• Sunday, March 11 – MATT TALBOT DINNER, 6 pm
• Friday, March 16 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS FOR PEACE, 10 am
• _____________________ MAYOR’S IRISH WEEK PROCLAMATION LUNCHEON, Noon
• _____________________ SOUTH LAKE UNION LANDING OF ST. PATRICK, 5:30 pm
• _____________________ GREEN STRIPE LAYING ON 4TH AVE, 7 pm
• Saturday, March 17 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH, 8:30 am
• ________________________ IRISH FLAG-RAISING, 12:20 pm
• ________________________ ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, 12:30 pm
• ________________________ IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE, 10 am – 6pm
• Sunday, March 18 – IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, 10 am – 6 pm
• ______________________ IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE, Noon – 6 pm
• Sunday, March 25 – SEATTLE GAELS FIELD DAY, Noon – 3 pm

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IRISH SODA BREAD COOKING CLASS – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

soda-classIRISH 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.

FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK / IRISH NETWORK BANQUET, Seattle, 5:30 pm – A Black-tie Optional dinner and dance at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 722 E Union, Seattle, this is the 78th Annual Dinner of the Society of the Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle and this year it is co-hosted by Irish Network Seattle. The Friends have been an institution in Seattle since 1941 while Irish Network Seattle is a professional networking organization. This is the official kick-off to the 2018 celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle. For tickets ($75 pp) and more information, visit EventBrite.com, contact 425-582-2688 or Friends @ irishclub.org.

IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST – SATURDAY, MARCH 10

DSC09905IRISH SODA BREAD CONTESTfrom 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. Register for free at Soda Bread Contest or email SodaBread @ irishclub.org.

MATT TALBOT DINNER -SUNDAY, MARCH 11
MATT TALBOT DINNER, 6 pm, this dinner at The Elysian Fields Restaurant, 542 1st Ave S, in Pioneer Square, is a fund-raiser for the Matt Talbot Center, Seattle’s downtown program for the homeless which operates 50 units of clean and sober transitional housing in addition to treatment programs for the addicted, homeless and mentally ill, in addition to a home for homeless women. A donation of $100 is requested. The center is named for Dubliner Matt Talbot who is a patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism. For more information on the programs of Seattle’s Matt Talbot Center, visit www.mtcenter.org. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 206-256-9865.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Mass for Peace, Irish Week Luncheon, St. Patrick’s Landing & Green Stripe

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS FOR PEACE, 10 am, St. Patrick’s Church, 2702 Broadway E (just off Roanoke), Seattle. Presider and Homilist is Fr. Seamus Laverty with our Irish Choir leading the singing. For more information, call 425-582-2688 or email Mass @ irishclub.org.

DSC00002MAYOR’S IRISH WEEK PROCLAMATION LUNCHEON, Noon, at The Ninety, 408 Occidental Ave S (across the street from the old F X McRory’s) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other dignitaries will issue City, County and State proclamations of Irish Week 2018 at this Noon luncheon in Pioneer Square. Among the special guests will be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal, the Honorary Grand Marshal, officials from Seattle’s Sister City of Galway, and other dignitaries. This is also our annual St. Patrick’s Day Seniors Luncheon for Irish Seniors and their spouses or significant others. Advance reservations are REQUIRED – for tickets ($30 pp for the salmon lunch) and more information, visit EVENTBRITE.com, contact Jane at 206-361-1713 or JaneS @ irishclub.org.

HeyHeyTheGangsAllHereLANDING OF ST. PATRICK on South Lake Union, 5:30 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 5:30 pm Friday evening, March 10. No admission fee and kids are welcome. Be there at South Lake Union 5:30 pm and you will be get a ride back to Pioneer Square by 6:30 pm for the Green Stripe Laying. For more information, call 206-548-9859 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.

DSC00042GREEN 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 a location in Pioneer Square near the old F X McRory’s at 6:30 pm for the trip to 4th and Jefferson. For more information, call 206-548-9859 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Dash, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Irish Festival 2018

DashST. 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.

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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.

GMsST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, ON 4TH AVE, 12:30 pm – At 12:30 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshal, assisted by Seattle’s Mayor and officials visitors from Galway, Ireland, 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.

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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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Genealogy Seminar, Irish Festival 2018

IRISH GENEALOGY SEMINAR

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IRISH GENEALOGY SEMINAR, UPPER LEVEL SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY, 10 am – 6 pm

SEMINAR PRESENTERS

Fintan Mullan, Executive Director, Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast

Fintan has been with the Historical Foundation (ancestryireland.com) for 22 years. He is also a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation, a member of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR) and a director of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History. He has spoken widely in the USA about Irish family history research, and also in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He has a bachelor’s degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Organization and Management, both from Queen’s University Belfast.

Gillian Hunt, Research Officer, Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast

As well as managing the genealogy side of the Foundation’s work, Gillian carries out research for individual clients and is a hugely experienced user of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and of Ireland’s General Register Office. She received a degree in History (BA Hons, 1998) and a Masters in Historical Studies (MA, 2000) from the University of Wales. With the Foundation since 2001, she regularly teaches courses and gives talks on family history in Ireland, the UK and the US.

Program Details and Registration

For more detailed information, contact Genealogy @ IrishClub.org or 206-782-2629.

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IRISH FESTIVAL SEATTLE, SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), 12 noon – 6 pm, FREE admission. The weekend Festival continues on Sunday at 12 noon 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.

IRISH REELS FILM FESTIVAL We are again delighted to bring to you from Noon – 5 pm a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. For film details and schedule, visit www.irishreels.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25

SEATTLE GAELS FIELD DAY – The annual Open Field Day is at Magnuson Park from Noon – 3 Pm for all – men, women, boys, girls – to try their hand at any of the games of Hurling, Gaelic Football or Camogie. For more information, visit www.SeattleGaels.com.