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St. Patrick’s Day and Other Irish Things to Do in NH

Monday, March 10, 2014

According to the US Census, nearly 20% of New Hampshire's residents claim Irish ancestry, making it the most Irish state in the USA after Massachusetts, where 24% of residents have Irish heritage.

Whether you're Irish by blood, association, or inclination, enjoy some green-spirited St. Patrick's Day events in NH all this week, leading up to the Manchester St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 30th!

Get the kids in the Irish spirit by creating a Green Food Party for St. Patrick's Day!

Pubs are a given, but here are some alternative sham-rockin' things to do this week!

St. Patrick's Day Party at Cowabunga's!
Friday, March 14
Hooksett, NH

Celebrate with us Cowabunga's style! Irish step dancers performing at 4 pm and 6 pm! Admission is $10 per child. Adult and babies (non-walkers) are free. Please remember socks! Socks are required to bounce! Cowabunga's allows you to bring in your own food and drink, we just ask that it be NUT FREE and that it be consumed in the lobby. We do have snacks, ice cream, drinks and pizzas available for purchase at the front desk.

23rd Annual Wild Irish Breakfast
Friday, March 14
Nashua, NH

The PLUS Company is proud to continue their long-running tradition of providing a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day while raising funds for an excellent cause. This event continues to be one of the largest and longest running St Patrick's Day events in New England. For the uninitiated, the event celebrates St Patrick's Day with good humor, some jesting and an opportunity to make a huge difference in the community.

St Patrick's Day Parents Night Out Date
Friday, March 14
Nashua, NH

Movie: The Croods Dinner: Pizza & veggies Activities include decorating Shamrock cookies, and making a take home project. $25. a child or $40. for 2 children Parents can enjoy some time for dinner or a movie or just some "me" time while your children are safe with us.

Shamrock Shuffle 5k Run & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, March 15
Lebanon, NH

Lebanon Recreation and Parks 13th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Fun Run A Benefit for Youth Activities Scholarships.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Saturday, March 15
Chester, NH

Please join us for great family fun with a delicious New England corned beef dinner along with Irish Music entertainment. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12, payable at the door. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Chester Congregational& Baptist Church.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper
Saturday, March 15
Merrimack, NH

Please join us for our annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper. Ticket price includes a beverage and homemade dessert. Please call the church office for a reservation. Tickets may be available at the door.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Lunch
Sunday, March 16
Manchester, NH
The Brookside Youth Group is hosting a Corned Beef & Cabbage Lunch as a fundraiser for their Mission Trip Fund. Bring your appetite and wear something green. Cost is only $8 for adults and $5 kids for 12 and under.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hunt
Monday, March 17
Nerbury, NH

Look for shamrocks hidden on the mountain and win prizes. Join us at Goosefeathers Pub for Irish fare.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 30
Manchester, NH

The annual St. Patrick's Parade is the largest community event in Manchester. Each March, more than 70,000 people line the one-mile course along Elm Street, from Salmon to Auburn Streets, to cheer for bagpipers, high-school bands and marching units of all types.


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