FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Sláinte! And happy St. Patrick's Day.
Everyone's a wee bit Irish today, with many heading out to bars and restaurants to enjoy corned beef and cabbage specials, live music and pints full of Guinness across Fairfield County.
Live here long enough and you surely know about Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford or O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant in Norwalk, where you'll find live Irish music, along with a special breakfast buffet, a pipes and drum performance and some two-stepping from the Lenihan School of Irish Dance.
The Stamford parade has already stepped off -- enjoy the photos here . For anyone looking for a parade and special events Tuesday, head to Bridgeport.
Events kick off with a special Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano. A flag-raising at City Hall with Mayor Bill Finch will follow at 9:15 a.m. The Grand Marshal’s Breakfast will be at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. The parade steps off with Grand Marshal Ted Lovely at 1:30 p.m. A post-parade luncheon and awards ceremony will conclude events back at the Grand Ballroom. For information, visit the Facebook page for the events.
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, you can cheer on 10 local high school students before they head to Ireland to perform at the Royal Irish Academy of Music They will hold the Ireland Tour Benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, 2475 Easton Turnpike. Admission is $10 for adults, free for children under 12. Call 203-336-4875 or visit www.jim-royle-ireland-tour.whindo.com for information.
Events wrap up Sunday, with two more parades in Fairfield County.
The Greenwich parade will step off from Town Hall on Field Point Road at 2 p.m. and move along the Post Road and Greenwich Avenue. The reviewing stand will be set up on Greenwich Avenue in front of the Board of Education. For more information, visit the event's website .
In Danbury, the parade will step off at 2 p.m. from St. Peter's Church on Main Street and head to the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center at 6 Lake Ave. For more information, call 203-739-0010 or visit www.gdicc.org .
Where will you be celebrating? Let us know in the Comments area below.
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