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IRISH WEEK 2016

Marking the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Dublin

View the 2016 Irish Week Program (16-page Pdf file)

2016 Irish Week Program

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016

Misc1916 CENTENARY CONCERT, UW’s Brechemin Auditorium (Music School), 7 pm. The Irish Heritage Club and the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Program join in co-sponsoring a 1916 Centenary Concert with performances by Irish Folklorist and musician Mick Moloney accompanied by fiddler Athena Tergis.The concert features Mick (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, octave mandolin) and Athena (5 string fiddle) playing tunes and songs from both sides of the Atlantic that especially commemorate the 1916 Rebellion against British rule in Ireland. For all the details, visit EventBrite.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

LEAP DAY DASH DEAL & PARTY, 4-7 pm at F X McRory’s. Leap into the St Patrick’s Day Dash. This is the 8th time the F5 St Patrick’s Day Dash has occurred in a leap year and to celebrate this calendar oddity, there’s a special Leap Day Dash Deal of $29 (February 29, get it?). This offer is good ONLY with in-person registration at FX McRory’s in Pioneer Square on Monday, February 29 from 4-7pm. Bring your friends and have a pint and enjoy other prizes and surprises to go along with the special entry fee, so BE THERE!! For additional information, visit stpatsdash.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

DSC09905IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST, 2 – 4 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. For the Rules, sample recipes and other details, including free tickets, visit EventBrite.com, or contact Mary at 206-321-4576 or SodaBread @ irishclub.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS FOR PEACE, 10 AM, St. Patrick’s Church, 2702 Broadway E (just off Roanoke), Seattle. Main celebrant is expected to be Seattle’s Catholic Archbishop Peter Sartain. For more information, call 425-582-2688 or email Mass @ irishclub.org.

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MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION LUNCH, Noon, F X McRory’s – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other dignitaries will issue City, County and State proclamations of Irish Week 2016 at this Noon luncheon at F X McRory’s. Among the special guests will be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal, the Honorary Grand Marshal, the Mayor of Seattle’s Sister City of Galway, Ireland, 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, or contact Jane at 206-361-1713 or JaneS @ irishclub.org.

 

HeyHeyTheGangsAllHereLANDING 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 11. No admission fee and kids are welcome. Climb on board the Ride the Ducks’ Boat at F X McRory’s at 5 pm for the trip to South Lake Union. The Ducks Boat will bring us 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.

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 the Ride the Ducks’ Boat 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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016

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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.

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ST 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 Marshals lead Seattle’s 45th 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. For more information, call 206-412-2960 or email IrishWeek @ irishclub.org.

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IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL, SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), Noon – 6 pm 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 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 12 and 13, a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. For film details and schedule, visit www.irishreels.org.

Mayor FahyIRISH NETWORK MAYORAL RECEPTION 5-7 pm, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way – Irish Network Seattle hosts a Reception for Mayor Frank Fahy of Galway, the mayor of Seattle’s Sister City in Ireland. Visit irishnetworkseattle.org for details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016

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 www.stpatsdash.com.

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IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), 10 am – 6 pm 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.

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.
MTC-DinnerMATT TALBOT DINNER, 6 pm, F X McRory’s – A 6 pm dinner at F X McRory’s, this 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. The dinner is held annually at F X McRory’s Restaurant near Centurylink Field. 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 Kristen Morgan or call 206-256-9865.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2015, ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

IRISH COMMUNITY HAPPY HOUR – Join the Friends of St. Patrick, Irish Network Seattle, The Seattle Gaels and The Irish Heritage Club for the St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour which runs from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 722 E Union, Seattle. Tickets are $30 per person which includes free parking, two free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Irish music, stepdancing, bagpipers, silent auction, and more. Business attire please! For details, call 425-582-2688 or email Friends @ irishclub.org.

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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 76th 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 and more information, visit EventBrite, or contact 425-582-2688 or Friends @ irishclub.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016

IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP – All day at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 130th St and Greenwood Ave North, Seattle. For tickets and more information, visit EventBrite or email Genealogy@IrishClub.org or call 206-782-2629.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016

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.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 19 & 20, 2016

Finians_logoFINIAN’S RAINBOW – Showtunes Theatre Company brings “Finian’s Rainbow” to Benaroya Hall on March 19th and 20th, 2016. This old-fashioned musical premiered 69 years ago on Broadway, and its message of racial harmony, justice, and social equality remains just as relevant today. “Look To The Rainbow”, “Old Devil Moon”, and “How Are Things in Glocca Mora?” are but a few of the lyrical tunes in this magical tale of Finian McLongergan, his daughter Sharon, the golden crock stolen from Og (a leprechaun), as well as a racist Senator … but all is resolved and love, wealth, and happiness descend on Rainbow Valley. Tickets for the 8 pm Saturday show or the 2 pm Sunday show at 206-215-4747 or visit showtunestheatre.org.