St. Patrick's Celebrations 2014
Our Irish Restaurants and Pubs
Did You Know
In the midst of the American Revolution, General George Washington issued an official proclamation in recognition of St. Patrick's Day. In honor of the high percentage of Irish-born and Irish-American troops under his command, the proclamation declared March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. It was the first holiday granted to the troops in two years. General Washington awarded this holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence." Read more.
St. Patrick’s Festivities 2014
The Irish Rovers Farewell Tour, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8 pm, With wit, a wink and a smile, The Irish Rovers return to the US in 2014 for The Farewell Tour. Enjoy their irrepressible Irish charm and songs that have captivated audiences since 1964! Over the years, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, have touched three generations of music lovers, and brought Ireland into North American living rooms with their three television series that spanned over twenty years. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, 973-539-8008, www.mayoarts.org
Weekend Craft!!!, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:00 am EDT – Sunday, March 16, 2014, 5:30 pm EDT, Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and make a decorative Shamrock! Erin Go Bragh! Cost FREE* with general admission Imagine That!!! Florham Park, www.imaginethatmuseum.com
Luck O’ The Farm: Irish Field Hands and House Maids, Sunday, March 16, from 12 noon to 4 p.m Get to know the experiences of the Irish immigrants who came to the Morristown area and those who worked at Fosterfields. At the Visitors Center, attend a 1 p.m. presentation by Cheryl C. Turkington, author of Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Times: Morristown New Jersey’s Irish Immigration Past, and gain an insight into the lives of other Morristown-area Irish residents. You can revisit the Irish culture through the music of Linda Russell, hear stories of Irish folklore, learn to dance an Irish reel, and revel in the sounds from a piper. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ, 973-326-7645, www.morrisparks.net Click here for more info.
A CELTIC AFTERNOON OF SONG WITH AIDEEN O’DONNELL Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2pm Internationally acclaimed harpist and singer, Aideen O’Donnell will present a repertoire of traditional Irish love songs, folk tales and contemporary originals, demonstrating why the Evening Herald of Dublin calls her the “Queen of Harp.” For tickets, call 973.971.3706. Tickets: $35 Museum Members and Theatre Guild Members, $40 General Public, $28 Groups (10 or more), $20 Students (18 & under or with a valid college ID). Bickford Theatre 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, 973-971-3706, www.morrismuseum.org
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at Imagine That!!! Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm EDT Children will love to celebrate this special day with a shamrock scavenger hunt! After searching the museum and finding all of the shamrocks, all children will receive a special St. Patrick's Day prize to take home with them! Cost FREE* with general admission. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, www.imaginethatmuseum.com
Legends of the Celtic Harp at The Minstrel Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 – 11pm Time 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT Venue Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Cost Adults $8 - Children 12 and under are free Notes Fronted by famed harper and storyteller Patrick Ball, this trio of premier Celtic harpers takes you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument. In addition to the harp, bandmember Lisa Lynne plays mandolin and bouzouki, and Aryeh Frankfurter plays cittern and nyckelharpa (the Swedish keyed fiddle). Seamlessly integrated with the music, Ball weaves tales from another age when the harp was indeed an instrument of magic. More details.
Irish Fare to enjoy!
Dublin Pub, 4 Pine Street, Morristown, The wonderful warmth of a traditional Irish pub.973-538-1999 www.dublinpubmorristown.com
Grasshopper off the Green Restaurant and Bar, 41-43 Morris Street, Family-owned and operated Irish pub and restaurant. Morristown, 973-285-5150 www.grasshopperoffthegreen.com
The Auld Shebeen, 1401 Rt 10E, Whippany For a trip to Ireland without crossing the Atlantic, stop by the and visit New Jersey’s most authentic Irish pub this is actually a genuine Irish pub built in Ireland and reassembled at the hotel right down to the oak flooring. Located in the Hanover Marriott. 973-898-6454 www.marriott.com
As of 2/17/14