Little Bit 'O Irish
Whether you're Irish or not, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Somerset County this March!
On Sunday March 10th at 1:30pm, come to downtown Somerville to see the 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, hosted by the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, St Patrick’s Division 1, Somerset County. The parade begins at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in Somerville following a pre-parade show of Irish Dancing starting at 1pm. The parade features 75 marching units and draws over 15,000 people, making the parade one of New Jersey’s largest. Mannion’s Pub and Restaurant right on Main Street is a favorite for Irish fare and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and the Dessert Plate (also on Main) will feature Irish Soda Bread for sale during the parade.
Want to experience more Irish flare? Join the Ancient Order of Hibernians in celebrating 30 years of existence in Somerset County for a dinner on March 2 from 7pm-12am at St. Mary’s Parish in Hillsborough. Entry is $75 per person and includes corned beef or a chicken entrée with soda, wine and imported beer. Entertainment "on tap" includes Irish dancers, Pipes and Drums of St. Ann’s of Hampton, and “Band of Rogues”. For more information please call (908) 872-5032 or visit AOHSomerset.com.
The Chimney Rock Inn will be hosting a week long celebration at of both locations in Somerset County. They will be featuring a special St. Patrick's menu from March 8 at 5 pm - March 17, which includes: a home cooked Corned Beef platter & sandwiches, cabbage, broiled white potatoes, Guinness beef pot pie, homemade Irish soda bread, Irish coffee & Bailey's Irish cream cheesecake. Catch their FREE live bands playing traditional Irish music, reservations are recommended since last year was sold out! Please check their website for more information and show seatings. "The Rock," will not be accepting reservations for Sunday, March 17th. Seating's for March 17th will be a first come - first served basis!
For reservations please call Bridgewater location: 732-469-4600 and Gillette location: 908-580-1100
The Somerset Hills Hotel in Warren will also have St. Patrick's Day lunch and dinner specials featuring corned beef, and specials on Guiness and Smithwick's. The 3 night Irish celebration takes place in the Tap Room March 15-17. For more information please visit their website or call 908-660-4506.
Find your Irish side this March in Somerset County!