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IRISH WEEK 2014
Download the 16-page Irish Week Program
THUR-SUN, MARCH 6-16, 2014


IRISH PLAY A ROSE FOR DANNY

At Theater4 located at the Seattle Center, Floor 4 of the Armory (formerly Center House), Sunday-Thursday, March 6-9 & 13-16. Performed by The Irish Heritage Players, the play is based on a factual event in the life of Seattle playwright Kevin Moriarty and is the story of an Irish-American family caught between their grandfather’s uprooted status as an Irish immigrant and his children’s desire to move on into the future of America. The Irish Heritage Players was founded in 2013 to promote the rich tradition of Irish culture, through the powerful medium of live theater. For all the details and reservations, visit A Rose For Danny, or email Players@irishclub.org.


SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

IRISH SODA BREAD CONTEST, 2 - 4 pm
At T S McHugh's Restaurant, 1st & Mercer, Seattle. Contest Admission is free and Judging starts at 2 PM. Entries should be delivered to the restaurant between 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM and contest winners will be announced at 3 PM. For the Rules, sample recipes and other details, call Mary at 206-329-7224 or email SodaBread@irishclub.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

MATT TALBOT DINNER
, 6 pm, F X McRory's
A dinner 6 pm at F X McRory's, this is a fund-raiser for the Matt Talbot Center (www.mtcenter.org), Seattle's downtown program for the homeless which operates 50 units of clean and sober transitional housing in addition to treatment programs for the addicted, homeless and mentally ill. The dinner is held annually at F X McRory's Restaurant near Qwest Field. For more information on the programs of Seattle's Matt Talbot Center, visit www.mtcenter.org, or call 206-256-9865. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kristen Morgan or call 206-256-9865.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014


DNA
GENETIC GENEALOGY, 6 pm - 9 pm
presented by Dr. Tyrone Bowes at Faith Lutheran Church (lower level Social Hall), 8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle. Genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy and involves the use of genealogical DNA testing to determine the level and type of the genetic relationship between individuals. Presenter Tyrone Bowes is a Biotechnologist with a Ph.D. in Neuroimmunology who regularly presents workshops on using commercial ancestral DNA testing to pinpoint a person’s Irish, Scottish, English, or Welsh ancestors. For all the details and reservations, visit Genetic Genealogy, call Jean at 206-782-2629 or email Genealogy@irishclub.org.


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014


ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASS FOR PEACE
10 AM, St. Patrick's Church, 2702 Broadway E (just off Roanoke), Seattle. Main celebrant is Seattle's Catholic Archbishop Peter Sartain. For more information, see www.irishclub.org/mass, call 425-290-7839 or email Mass@irishclub.org.


MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION LUNCH
, Noon, F X McRory's
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other dignitaries will issue proclamations of Irish Week 2014 at this Noon luncheon at F X McRory's. Among the special guests will be the St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal, the Honorary Grand Marshal and other dignitaries. This is also our annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Seniors Luncheon for Irish Seniors and their spouses or significant others who are invited to join our dignitaries from Ireland. Advance reservations are required - for tickets and more information, call 206-361-1713 or email JaneS@irishclub.org.


GREEN STRIPE LAYING
ON 4TH AVE, 7 pm
This is a mini-Parade to mark the route of the St. Patrick's Day Parade down the center of 4th Ave, starting from Jefferson St at 7 pm. A large crowd participates by riding the flat-bed Truck and children are welcome. There is no charge to participate and all are welcome! For more information, call 206-548-9859, email IrishWeek@irishclub.org, or visit Green Stripe Laying.


SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014


IRISH FLAG-RAISING, 12:20 pm
The Parade Grand Marshals and other dignitaries join the Mayor of Seattle in raising the Irish Tricolor in front of the King-County Administration Building, followed by the playing of the Irish and US National Anthems.


ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
, ON 4TH AVE, 12:30 pm
At 12:30 pm, the St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshals lead Seattle's 39th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade up 4th Avenue. The Parade travels north from Jefferson, and after passing the reviewing stand at Westlake, goes via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies in Center House at 2:00 pm. For more information, call 206-412-2960 or email IrishWeek@irishclub.org.


IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL
, SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), Noon - 6 pm
The weekend Festival kicks off in the old Center House with booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an Irish art exhibit, children's contests and activities, etc. On Sunday afternoon, there's a drawing for Free Round-Trip tickets to Ireland, courtesy of Delta Airlines and Tangerine Travel in Redmond. Register at the Irish Heritage Club Booth. For more detailed information, call 206-223-3608 or email IrishWeek@irishclub.org.


IRISH REELS FILM FESTIVAL

Now in our fourteenth year we are delighted to bring to you from Noon - 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. For film details and schedule, visit www.irishreels.org.


SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014


ST PATRICK'S DAY DASH, 8:30 am
Note the new start time and new route for this nearly four-mile run that starts from T S McHugh's near the Space Needle! Over 15,000 runners participated in 2013, despite the weather! There is no race-day registration. For more information and to register, visit www.stpatsdash.com.


IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL
SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY (formerly Center House), 10 am - 6 pm
The weekend Festival continues on Sunday early at 10 am in the Armory (the old Center House), with booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, the Irish Reels Film Festival, Irish history and genealogy workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an Irish art exhibit, children's contests and activities, etc. On Sunday afternoon, there's a drawing for Free Round-Trip tickets to Ireland, courtesy of Delta Airlines and Tangerine Travel in Redmond. Register at the Irish Heritage Club Booth. For more detailed information, call 206-223-3608 or email IrishWeek@irishclub.org.


IRISH REELS FILM FESTIVAL

Now in our eighteenth year we are delighted to bring to you from Noon - 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. For film details and schedule, visit www.irishreels.org.


IRISH COMMUNITY HAPPY HOUR, Harbor Club, Seattle
The St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour runs from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Harbor Club. Join the Friends of St. Patrick, Irish Network Seattle, The Seattle Gaels and The Irish Heritage Club. Tickets are $30 per person which includes free parking, two free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Irish music, stepdancing, bagpipers, silent auction, and more. Business attire please! For details, call 425-290-7839 or email Friends@irishclub.org.


FRIENDS OF ST PATRICK BANQUET
, SEATTLE, 5 pm
A Black-tie Optional dinner and dance, the 74th Annual Dinner of the Society of the Friends of St. Patrick, is being held at The Harbour Club, 801 2nd Ave, Seattle. Tickets are $125 per person (table of ten $1,000 B4 March 7) and include parking. The Friends have been an institution in Seattle since 1941. For more information, call 425-290-7839 or email Friends@irishclub.org.


SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014


TACOMA’S CÉILI MÓR
7-10 pm – Tacoma’s Museum of Glass
A Céili Mór (Large Irish Dance Party!) will beheld in the Museum's grand hall to celebrate Irish culture and the mureum's ongoing exhibition of contemporary Irish glass. Enjoy traditional Irish music with performers like Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers fame, and Irish glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. Among the distinguished guests will be Irish government Minister of State Dennis "Dinny" McGinley, TD. Céili Dancing is a popular form of Irish folk dancing and this is a Family event where children and adults learn and practice dancing to live music. Fear an Tí (MC) Ciarán O'Mahony will be directing and everyone will have an opportunity to get on the floor and dance to their ability without any pressure. The dances are traditional and include line dances like The Siege of Ennis, The Walls of Limerick and The Haymakers Jig. Full bar and food service available. Open to all ages. More information and tickets at museumofglass.org.


IRISH WEEK 2011

Links to Photos and Videos of various events, the Parade, etc., can be accessed at our Irish Week Photos Page. Or download a copy of the 16-page Irish Week 2011 Program.


IRISH WEEK 2010

Links to Photos and Videos of various events, the Parade, etc., can be accessed at our Irish Week Photos Page. Or download a copy of the 16-page Irish Week 2010 Program.



IRISH WEEK 2009
Download the 16-page
Irish Week 2009 Program
Photos from Irish Week 2009
  • Jal Schrof's Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • 300 Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade taken by Sean O Sullivan and others
  • Martin Ng's Photos of The Irish Festival at the Seattle Center
  • Other Photos of The Irish Festival at the Seattle Center
  • Photos of the Irish Week Proclamation Luncheon, including shots of Conan O'Brien!
  • Sean O Sullivan's Photos of the Friends of St. Patrick Banquet
  • Photos of Ireland's Attorney General visiting Olympia
  • Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Irish Seniors' Luncheon
  • Miscellaneous Other Irish Week Photos


    Seattle's Irish Week 2008
    Click on the underlined link for
    Seán Ó Sullivan's PHOTOS of
    the St. Patrick's Day Parade,
    Jal Schrof's PHOTOS of the St. Patrick's Day Parade,
    PHOTOS of The Mass for Peace,
    PHOTOS of Saturday's Irish Festival at the Seattle Center,
    PHOTOS of The Irish Week Luncheon,
    PHOTOS of Laying The Green Stripe,
    PHOTOS of The Irish Soda Bread Contest,
    or scroll down for details on all the individual Irish Week events.

    Click here for
    PHOTOS of IRISH WEEK 2007
    or
    PHOTOS of IRISH WEEK 2006
    or
    PHOTOS of IRISH WEEK 2005
    or
    PHOTOS of IRISH WEEK 2004
    or
    VIDEO of the 2004 Irish Week Festival


    We always have a great celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and if you are interested in being involved in future Irish Week Celebrations in Seattle, we'd love to have you contact us. Just call 206-223-3608 or email IrishWeek@irishclub.org.



    Andrew Trill, the Under-14 All-World Irish Dancing Champion who performed at 2004 Irish Week events in Seattle.



    Galway Mayor Terry O'Flaherty who visited Seattle for Irish Week 2004

    Here are some miscellaneous pictures from prior years:


    The St. Patrick's Day Dash


    Galway Mayor Donal Lyons and US Senator Maria Cantwell were the official starters of the 2002 St. Patrick's Day Dash.



    A Seattle Galway Sister City Association Reception and Dinner - Jack & Teri Geary, Galway Mayor Martin and Norrie Quinn, Tom Kilgarriff.


    Norrie Quinn, Galway Mayor Martin Quinn, and Tom Kitt, TD, the Irish Government Minister for International Trade, at a Seattle Galway Sister City Association Reception and Dinner.


    Cross slab, Bolus Head, Ring of Skellig, Co. Kerry.
    A picture from an exhibition of photos by Doug Plummer© at the Seattle Center Irish Week Festival

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