Dressed in St. Patrick's Day cheer are Chad Kennedy, Dave Woods, Nathan Perry and Wes Fine.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
For the 35th year, it was a festive wearing of the green where 1,200 customers celebrated a St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, last Thursday, March 17. With three seating areas decorated in holiday banners, the entertainment included the Boyle School of Irish Dance dancers, Pennywhistle with Barry and Donal Nelson from Donegal, Ireland, and musician Ted Garber on guitar and harmonica. On the menu were Irish bangers, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and traditional Irish stew, and for dessert, Jameson Irish Whiskey cake and warm bread pudding a la mode, among other entrees. Of course, the pub serves Irish rarebit and beers every day of the year.
"A lot of people have been coming here for years. It keeps the Irish tradition going," said Michael Kearney, proprietor of the Old Brogue and Katie's Coffee House next door. "I always feel like St. Patrick's Day is the rite of spring as we really tuck winter behind us and get to enjoy the new spring season."