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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saint Patrick's Day Column


Beannachtai na Feile Padraig!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

By C. Paul Luongo

Here’s a special selection of Irish Pubs for your enjoyment!

MCFADDEN’S Dan Ianello
148 State St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
7am - 2am

Specials include Green Miller Lite beer for $3 and green Jell-O shots cost $5 each. Authentic Irish fare including Shepherds Pie will be served until 1am. 5 different Guinness taps are $5 each. Also a complimentary Irish breakfast, which includes white & black sausage on Irish soda bread with hash and eggs will be served from 7am-9am. The first 100 guests will receive a free t-shirt. The cover charge is $10. Doors open at 7am and Alcohol served at 8am.

160 State St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
Phone: 617-742-2286
Fax: 617-451-7414
Email: info@irishconnection.com 8am - 2am

Expect a very hectic crowd in one of America’s top 10 Irish establishments. There will be live bag pipers performing throughout the day. Treat yourself to a Pint of Guinness imported from Dublin for $5.75. The menu will include Shepherds Pie, Garlic Steak, Irish Pork Sausages, and Chicken Curry all ranging from $10-16.

COOGAN’S Paul Wilson
171 Milk St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
9am - 2am

At Coogan’s there will be live music all day. Cover charge of $10 in the afternoon. The main dish being served will be corned beef & cabbage just under $10. After the meal enjoy a desert made with Bailey’s Irish crème among a very exciting atmosphere.


1 Union St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
8am - 2am

The Purple Shamrock is expected to be one of the most happening bars in Boston on St Patrick’s Day. There is a cover charge of between $25-50 and there will be long lines at the door if you are not there early. Breakfast will be served starting at 9am and will include Bangers, eggs, toast as well as fried tomatoes, under $10. There will be a small Irish menu in the afternoon including corned beef and cabbage.

CLERY’S Jamie Durham
113 Dartmouth St, Boston, 02116 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
Phone: 617-262-9874
Fax: 617-262-3817
Email: Clerys@Irishconnection.com
11am - 2am

Clery’s was voted the best neighborhood bar in 2002 and they are looking forward to a very busy day with a fun upbeat crowd. There is no cover charge and they have a fireplace to escape the frigid New England weather. The menu includes orange rosemary salmon, steak and mushroom pie and a fried haddock sandwich ranging from $7-14. You can wash the meal down with one of 16 draught beers including the Irish beers Guinness and Smithwick’s for $4.75 each.


50 Salem St, Boston, 02114 General Manager, co-owner

Goody Glover’s offers a unique Irish experience with a cozy ambiance and inviting décor. There will be an intensely St. Patrick’s day menu offering 10 different plates all made with corned beef and cabbage including poached egg and home-fries to corned beef and cabbage egg rolls $8-$13. Goody Glover’s also offers traditional Irish Beer Smithwick’s and Guinness for $5.50 each.


C. Paul Luongo is the President of C. Paul Luongo Company,
Public Relations & Marketing, Boston
Russell Brodmerkle, Researcher

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