Honolulu - (HawaiiNewsNow) Top o' the morning to ya!! Grab your green and enjoy the luck of the Irish in Hawaii today. Ramsay Wharton headed dowtown to Murphy's Bar and Grill to tell us more about today's St. Patty's Day Parade and Celtic Block Party tonight.
St Patrick's Day Parade
The 44thnd Annual St Patrick's Day parade sponsored by the Friends of St Patrick will take place on Tuesday the 17th at 12 noon on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. Parade route begins on Kalakaua fronting Fort Derussy and ends at Kapiolani Park by the bandstand. The Parade this year will feature Coach Greg McMackin as the Friends of St. PatOSP Irishman of the year. The event should conclude by 1:30pm
Friends of St Patrick Post-Parade Party
Immediately following the parade the Friends will be heading to Kelley O'Neil's on 311 Lewers St to celebrate Erin's favorite saint with Live Irish Music at 1pm featuring Celtic Wave followed at 4:30-8:30 with MacFiddles and running from 9pm -3:30pm Irish Punk Band, Warsaw. Things Irish appropriate for the day will be available as well as a menu of Corned Beef and Cabbage, Chowder, Beef Stew and "Bangers and Mash", Corned Beef Sandwiches and of Course the fine selection of Irish Brews Including Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's, and Killians.
Downtown St Patrick's Day Block Party
The biggest bash and the last place on the planet (this side of the dateline) to celebrate St Pats. Always a blast the block party starts at around 5:30pm as the Streets are closed on Nuuanu, Merchant and Marin Lanes. Murphy's Bar and Grill takes to the streets with O'Toole's to provide the highlight of every St Patrick's Day. Live music will include the Doolin Rakes and Elephant. Libations by Guinness, Harp, Killlian's, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Coors Light,. Jamesons and Barefoot Wines.
Live Music, great food, clothing and fun pervade the streets. Catch the full day of Irish Music at O'Toole's "the Party within the Party." Starting at 1pm with the Kaimana Ceili Band, followed at 4pm by Kieran Murphy and topped off with Honolulu's own Doolin Rakes. The Street party should run until 11pm.
Irish Pubs for St Patrick's Day
Kelley O'Neil's, 311 Lewers St, Waikiki
The Irish Rose Saloon, 479 Ena Rd, Waikiki
O'Toole's Irish Pub, 902 Nuuanu Ave, Downtown
Murphy's Bar and Grill, 2 Merchant St, Downtown
Ferguson's, 729 Bishop St, Downtown
Jameson's By the Sea, 62-540 Kam Hwy, Haleiwa
J.J. Dolan's, 1147 Bethel St., Downtown