Saint Patrick Irish Hooley – TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT


Families and children of all ages are invited to our Saint Patrick Irish Hooley, hosted by our Ancient Order of Hibernians, on Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 pm in the school gym. Join us for a lively evening as we honor and celebrate our Irish heritage with music, singing and dancing.

The evening will feature performances by Pat Garvey, the Boyle School of Irish Dance and a visit from Saint Patrick himself! Bishop Michael Burbidge will also join us. Traditional Irish fare, including shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage will be catered by Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children. They are available for purchase through Faith Direct or in our parish office.

Thank you to our sponsors!


The Cotnoir and Florenzo Families

Helen and George Lynch

The Donnelly Family, in loving memory of
Rick Donnelly, Pete Badowski, Bob Makielski,
Bennett Raak and Wendell Graves

Video from the 2018 Hooley


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.

  • Reserved Table Sponsor ($500)
    • One reserved table (seats 8) and name/business recognition
  • Donation Only Sponsor ($300)
    • Donation to the event for name/business recognition

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 “The Basilica of Saint Mary” 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

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.

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Pat Garvey

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.

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Boyle School of Irish Dance

Rooted in Family – Built on Tradition

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.

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Christ House

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.

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