Central Ohio: 13 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013

by Maureen McCabe on March 7, 2013

St. Patricks Day in Dublin

Places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in central Ohio?  “On the pig’s back*?”  Columbus and Dublin’s parades are the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  The two parades are not the only St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in central Ohio.

13 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in central Ohio

1. Whiskey Tasting and book TONIGHT**  Where: Columbus Historical Society, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

2. Lions Club Breakfast  Saturday morning Where: Sells Middle School, W Bridge St, Dublin, Ohio 43017

3.  Inflation Celebration Saturday morning before the Dublin parade:  Where: Metro Center, Dublin, Ohio

4.  Performance by The Hooligans  Where:  on Bridge Street near Indian Run Elementary, Dublin, Ohio 43017

5.  Dublin Parade Saturday March 16, 2013 at 11 A.M.  Where:  Dublin Metro Center through Historic Dublin

6.  Keggs & Eegs  Where:  Bar Louie Easton Where: Easton Town Center 3970 Easton Station, Columbus, Ohio 43219

7.  Irish Mass if you are a member of a Columbus Irish group Where:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church 893 Hamlet St. Columbus, Ohio 43201

8.  Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17, 2013 Where: Arena District and downtown Columbus ending up at Vets Memorial

9.  The Irish Family Reunion March 17, 2013 Where: Vets Memorial, Columbus

10.  St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl  (March 16 to 17, 2013) Where: Park Street District, Columbus, Ohio 43215

11.  Claddagh Irish Pub at Polaris their celebration starts on the 14th Where:  8745 Sancus Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43240

12.  Visit  The Shamrock Club Columbus Pub    (Open to the public, pub hours published on the Shamrock Clubs site) Where:  60 W. Castle Road.  Columbus, Ohio 43207

13.  The hoosegow.

Unlucky #13 on the list, “hoosegow”  is slang for  jail.  I could not find an Irish slang word for jail…. I found a couple of slang dictionaries and lots of slang for drinking.  Apparently  “On the pig’s back” is not a place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the phrase  means in a celebratory mood according to Everyday English and Slang in Ireland a South African site?

Here’s more Irish slang gathered from around the Internet for St. Patrick’s Day 2013:   Columbus St. Patrick's Day Parade

Black Stuff : Guinness
Fluthered: Very drunk
Numbs: drunk, e.g. I was in the numbs last night
Paralytic: Very drunk
Plain:  Guinness or similar stout
Plastered: Very drunk
On the tear:  To go out drinking
Ossified :Very drunk

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in jail for drinking and driving would not be fun.   The  Christmas Day 2012 post on ColumbusBestBlog.com said:

“One last note: Don’t Drink and Drive and that goes through the holidays.  Important for New Years Eve!    A Columbus criminal attorney emailed me a link to the post on their law blog. Staying Safe Through the Holidays “

Good advice for those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.   Call a cab.  Drink at a place that is a member of Central Ohio Safe Ride Program.  The Shamrock Club Columbus site says they are a “Proud member of the Central Ohio Safe Ride Program. Cab vouchers available at the pub.”  The blogging Columbus attorney  sent me a link to their holiday post  not because I’m a drinker… because I’m a blogger. The full title of the post  is ‘Staying Safe & Avoiding a DUI Through the Holidays.’   St. Patrick’s is a holy day for some and a day for celebrating for many whether or not their heritage is Irish.

** The Columbus Historical Society event says: Advance registration is required, space is limited, so register early to save your spot!  It may be too late already if you are not registered.

Bars and restaurants throughout central Ohio will have green beer and drink specials throughout one of the biggest party weekends of the year.  I put the Claddagh at Polaris on the list but the Claddagh in downtown Columbus will be celebrating too.  The English bar at Polaris, The Pub has a 2 day “Partay.”   Byrne’s Pub will be swamped with partiers.

The post CDublin Ohio St. Patrick's Day Paradeolumbus OH Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2013  has links to the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Columbus and Dublin.  ExperienceColumbus.com is always a great place to look for more places and events as well as the where and when of events.

Share any place or  thing to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in central Ohio on the ’365 Things to do in Columbus Ohio’  Page on Facebook (link in the sidebar.)  If it is a  good “thing to do” and time allows the place or event ColumbusBestBlog.com will publish the “thing.”  Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2013, central Ohio!

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