The Week That Was, and Became, Irish Heritage Month: Editor’s Corner

Editor’s Corner:
The Week That Was, and Became, Irish Heritage Month
By John O’Brien, Jr. @Jobjr 

When St. Patrick Speaks …

It started as a bit of a quiet week & weekend: it started with Jim Lamb at Riley’s Pour House, then the Ancient Order of Hibernians Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, @Ancient Order of Hibernians – Patrick Pearse Division Nine Communion Breakfast, then the @PeterShovlin Grand Marshall Party at Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub.

We slept, then, the Columbus Irish Proclamation Day Breakfast at Byrne’s Pub, then The Proclamation, then Pug Mahones Irish Pub & Grill,, then Dempsey’s Food & Spirits and then The Jury Room Columbus,,then the Shamrock Club of Columbus (then THE snowstorm).

On Saturday, the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club (GAA) hosted food & music after the bitterly cold (19 degrees) St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, and then Barley House Akron before the Ancient Order of Hibernians Akron Division party on Brown Street (then the next snowstorm).

Cleveland G.O.A.T. Festival at the West Side Irish American Club on Sunday was PACKED, and so very fun. I heard Friday and Saturday was much the same. Many bands, dancers; it was so good to see those we haven’t seen in years long COVID isolation.

Of course, that was all the PRE-St. Patrick’s Day fun.  On the 17th, more than 100 groups, with about 6,000 marchers celebrated in front of an estimated 150,000 watchers in glorious 69-degree blessings, from Mass to Parade, to The Harp to Pj’s, and wrapping up where my life always starts and ends, my folk’s house.

Within we have great stories, recipes, reviews, events, profiles, Illuminations, a bit of advice (Don’t Feck with the Irish), apps and new advertisers, The Fields of Glory, A new Ohio Rose of Tralee and other breaking news. We hope you enjoy what is within, and for More to the Story, more text, more pics and more stories we couldn’t fit within, see

Our iIrish Win an Ad Placement Contest wrapped up; the winner was chosen on St. Patrick’s Day of course, and received a free ad placement for their business or favorite charity.  Join Us in advertising your business, passionate about non-profit or cause too.

iIrish is made in America. We have always been green and are proudly Irish, all year round.

Nuair a stapann an ceol, an damhsa déanann an amhlaidh
(When the music stops, so does the dance)


John O’Brien, Jr.
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14615 Triskett Road * Cleveland, Ohio 44111-3123*(216) 647.1144
iIrish has donated more than $300,000 
to local and national charities since our 2006 inception.
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