Families and children of all ages are invited to our Third Annual St. Patrick Irish Hooley, hosted by our very own Ancient Order of Hibernians, on Saturday, March 10 at 6:00pm in the school gym. Join us for a lively evening as we honor and celebrate our Irish heritage with music, singing, and dancing, as well as classic Irish traditions like “The Unicorn Song” and more! Bishop Burbidge will be our special guest, and will celebrate the 5pm Mass beforehand.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
The evening will feature performances by Pat Garvey, the Boyle School of Irish Dance, The Thistle and The Rose, and a visit from St. Patrick himself! Delicious traditional Irish fare, including Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and plenty of Irish beverages more will be catered by Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub.
All of our proceeds for this event are going to Christ House in Alexandria, which helps the poor and those in need right here in Old Town Alexandria on South West Street. By having sponsors, we are able to offset costs and give to those most in need right here in our backyard.
If you would like to make a donation that is not listed above, please contact us. If you would prefer to pay by check, please address checks to “St. Mary Catholic Church” and send them to “ATTN: Trish Weiler, 313 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.”
All sponsorship donations are tax deductible and support Christ House directly.
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This authentic Irish Pub was opened by friends and family with a passion for their Irish heritage and the desire to bring traditional Irish food and entertainment to their community at affordable prices. Since 1978 people have been meeting at Murphy’s to enjoy hearty meals and an energy and atmosphere that puts everyone who enters in a good mood.Visit website
Pat Garvey has been playing Irish folk music in the Washington D.C. area since 1978. A native of Hungry Hill (“Home of the Irish”) in Springfield, Massachusetts, he moved to D.C. to join a folk group called “The Gaels”. Pat began a solo career in 1984 appearing in clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. when in 1994 he signed on with “Brendan’s Voyage”, a duo with keyboard artist Fergus Kennedy. After a stint as the owner of Mrs. O’Leary’s Irish Pub in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Pat Garvey is back as a full time performer and may be seen at such venues as The Dubliner in Washington D.C.; Murphy’s Irish Pub in Alexandria, Virginia; The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA; Celtic House in Arlington, Virginia; Grace O’Malley’s in Norfolk, VA, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub in Savannah, Georgia and Galway Bay in Annapolis, MD and Brian Boru in Severna Park, MD.Tour Schedule
The Mission of the Boyle School of Irish Dance is to enrich the lives of children and families through the rich culture and heritage of Irish Dance. We strive to help our students grow into strong, confident, kind adults through the experiences they will have while dancing with our school. The Boyle School strives to offer an environment for all dancers to exercise and share their talents with the community whether through performance, competition or simply for the joy of dancing.
The Thistle and The Rose are the Celtic music duo of Chris Lindsay and Kaitlyn Likas: An extravaganza of upbeat Irish fiddle tunes and raucous Celtic songs!
Kaitlyn Likas is an award-winning fiddler and Irish/ Scottish dancer based in the Washington DC area. From an early age, Momma Likas ingrained in Kaitlyn and her siblings an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. You might have seen her sawing on strings, and dancing on swords with the well-known Irish sister group, “The Wild Irish Roses”, along with The Charm City Saints, Black 47, O’Malley’s March, Celtica, The Fighting Jameson’s, Capital Celtic, and The Devils Tailors. She has graced the stages of The Kennedy Center, various festivals, and local restaurants and pubs.
Chris Lindsay is a veteran performer of over 20 years of the Celtic scenes in three key regions; the Midwest, where he was a founding member of the still-lively band Highland Reign; upstate New York, where he led the ensemble ThistleWerk; and for the last eight years as lead singer and guitarist for the Washington, D.C.- area Scottish Band The Devil’s Tailors. An historian with the Smithsonian Institution, Chris loves to introduce audiences to the fascinating history behind the songs and tunes of the Scottish tradition. He plays guitar, bouzouki, and bodhran.
Founded in 1973, Christ House provides food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and clothing to those in need. It helps individuals recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain their self-respect. It offers limited assistance to individuals needing help to pay their rent, utility bills, prescription bills, and other expenses.
All proceeds raised from the St. Patrick Irish Hooley go directly to assisting Christ House in Alexandria.Learn more
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310 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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