The Luck o’ the Irish

On March 14, downtown Raleigh held its annual St. Patrick’s Day festival. A parade on Fayetteville Street began at noon and ended in Moore Square with the Wearin’ ‘O the Green festival. Food, beverages, live music, and dancing entertained festival goers in addition to booths promoting Irish heritage organizations and Celtic jewelry.
After the parade, Blount Street between Hargett and Martin streets remained closed for Tir na nOg’s annual block party next to Moore Square. At the Hibernian on Glenwood South, there was live music, drinks, and food from local vendors. The rain did not stop Raleighites from coming out and enjoying spring-time festivities.
“It’s fun, and there is beer! Yay beer! And I met a cute girl last year, so I did get lucky!” said Chris Smith.
“It’s a great way to finally start spring. A day that involves beer! How much better could it get?” said Camille Lane.
I did actually meet my boyfriend at the London Bridge Brewpub at this festival last year. Aren’t I a wee bit lucky Irish girl?

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