Irish immigrants began to arrive in Minnesota in the mid-19th Century, and have played a prominent role in St. Paul politics and civic life.  Irish heritage is celebrated at the Irish Fair, held every August, and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Popular Irish pubs and restaurants include O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, Kieran’s Irish Pub and The Dubliner Pub.

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  • Dubliner Pub

    The Dubliner has been in the University Midway neighborhood since 1983. It has a long tradition of serving up some of the best tap beers around, a great selection of top shelf whiskeys and of course, a mighty pint, poured to perfection. Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm everyday. Free fresh popcorn and Heggies Pizza. There is Irish and American music six nights a week. Low key Irish dance lesson on Wednesday nights start at 7pm. The Dubliner is well known for being a welcoming neighborhood pub where a good time can be had by all.…

  • CelticCollaborative

    The Celtic Collaborative is a cultural and performing arts troupe dedicated to animating the drama, poetry, fiction, music, and dance of the Celtic world, both past and present.

    Performances have been held at venues including: the Celtic Junction, the Black Dog, Brits Pub, the Irish Fair of Minnesota, the Rochester Irish Festival, and the historic Cass Gilbert designed Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church. …

  • Barra

    One of Minnesota’s longest-running traditional Irish bands, Barra has been thrilling audiences with its high energy performances since 1999. The band’s repertoire features the old favorite traditional dance tunes and songs, rarer pieces collected on trips to Ireland, as well as material from related Celtic traditions. Barra performs on stages across the Upper Midwest for concerts, festivals, ceilis, and private events, sharing the sheer fun and vitality of a musical tradition loved the world over. …

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