How to celebrate St. Patrick in Oxford

Sullivan’s bartender Colin King drawing a Guiness draught at a proper 45 degree angle. Photo by J. Hanlon

Faith and Begorrah! Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was kidnapped from Roman Brittan and brought to Ireland as a slave. He escaped, then returned to convert Ireland to Christianity. Legend has it he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. He died March 17, 461, which later became a day of feasting in his honor.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “It was emigrants, particularly to the United States, who transformed St. Patrick’s Day into a largely secular holiday of revelry and celebration of things Irish.”
Let’s celebrate all things Irish! Here are the local happenings. However you celebrate, please do so responsibly — we want to keep as many readers as possible. And don’t forget to wear something green.

American Legion –
Walter Fraser Post 108
From noon, throughout the St. Patrick’s Day everyone is welcome to the Legion post for a party. Adults $10, kids $6. There will be corned beef and cabbage, lots of parking and lots of fun. Bring a friend. 130 E. Drahner Rd.

Immanuel Congregational Boiled Dinner
On March 17, from 5-7 p.m., Immanuel Congregational, United Church of Christ will have a traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage boiled dinner with all the trimmings. $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Price includes beverages and dessert. Carry-out available. Proceeds will benefit Immanuel’s missions. 1 Hovey Street

OHS Chamber Orchestra
at the Oxford Senior Center
The Oxford High School Chamber Orchestra will perform St. Patrick’s Day favorites. March 17, from 4-5:15 p.m., 2795 Seymour Lake Road.

HomeGrown Brewing
If you don’t have time to party on Tuesday, HomeGrown has the weekend covered with “St. Practice Days” March 13-15. There will be drink specials, Irish food, a stein hoisting competition and cash prizes.
Lucky Hour all weekend: 2-4 p.m. $10 all you can drink. 50/50 raffle tickets will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer. 28 N. Washington St.

Sullivan’s Public House
Voted the #1 Irish pub in the world outside of Ireland by Irish Central, Sullivan’s is an obligatory stop on anyone’s St. Paddy’s pub crawl. Saturday, March 14: DJ party at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 15: Irish fiddle session at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, March 17: Doors open top of the morning, at 7 a.m. with live music all day and heated beer tent. 23 N. Washington St.

The Oxford Tap
March 17. Another beer tent, more live music and Irish pub food. 36 S. Washington

The Celtic Knot
Three bands will play throughout the day and a Lenten menu will be available in the Gaelic tavern. 1318 Rochester Rd., Lakeville.

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