WIN TICKETS to PADDY’S IRISH PUB’s annual St. Patrick’s Day CELEBRATION

WIN TICKETS to PADDY’S IRISH PUB’s annual St. Patrick’s Day CELEBRATION

If paper four-leaf clovers and all too eager would be pinchers is your normal St. Patrick’s Day reality, it’s time to shift your perception of the green-themed holiday with the festivities at Paddy’s Irish Pub at Chateau Elan.

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Celebrate authentically at Chateau Elan’s Paddy’s Pub! Paddy’s isn’t modeled after a genuine Irish pub, it actually is one. Having lived in Ireland for 20 years, Chateau Elan founders, Don and Nancy Panoz commissioned the Dublin architectural firm, Cantrell & Crowley to build the pub. Not willing to risk any attention to detail, the Panoz’s also insisted all furnishing and fixtures within Paddy’s be completely authentic. In 1997, the pub was deconstructed and shipped with all the furnishings and accents to Chateau Elan. Once reassembled, Paddy’s opened for business and has been an area staple since.

This Saturday, Paddy’s will feature their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with games, an Irish buffet, music and more! Be ready for a chef curated truly delicious menu of Irish Pub Salad, complete with boiled egg, pickled beets and blue cheese crumbles, Traditional Slow-Cooked Corned Beef and Apple Caraway Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Horseradish Pork Roast, and Fish and Chips. Dessert is mini Irish Whisky Cakes or Irish Cream Pies.

For the celebration, Paddy’s expands their footprint and opens their glass encased banquet area, pitches tents in the parking lot and all things Irish command the spotlight for the day! The Inn offers overnight packages for out of town guests. The green beer will flow from noon on the 17th til 1 minute before midnight.

FUN FACTS

Don’t be Blue

Though the original color of this centuries-old holiday was actually blue, don’t forget the wearin’ o the green! Irish lore would tell you that Leprechauns and fairies were responsible for the pinching we’ve all adopted over the years. St. Patrick himself would have to endure pinching as he’d be dressing in St. Patrick’s blue, a lovely shade that matches a cloudless sky. St. Patrick’s Day was shifted to green after the holiday became associated with the Irish independence movement in the late 18th Century.

No Greenbacks

St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, banks are closed.

Green … milk?

Until 1970, St. Patrick’s Day was strictly a religious holiday and all the pubs were closed for business.

Metaphorical Snakes

St. Patrick is depicted as having driven all of the snakes out of Ireland. The story goes that he was attacked by snakes during his observation of Lent. He wasn’t having that, so he ran them into the sea.  Turns out, the “snakes” may have been metaphors for detractors of the Christian faith that St. Patrick IS responsible for helping to root in Ireland. He was also said to use the popular shamrock to explain the holy trinity.

Corn Salt, wait what?

So, there’s no corn in corned beef. Large grains of salt used to cure meats were called “corns”. Hence, corned beef.

Ladychauns?

The costumes exist, but nary an Irish folk tale features a female leprechaun. They’re all men.  And … that elusive pot of gold? Legend says though Leprechauns may hide the gold cleverly, they earned it all mending shoes.

 

 

Take a look around inside Paddy’s Irish Pub

Paddy’s Irish Pub was built in Dublin, disassembled, shipped to Chateau Elan and reassembled in 1997.

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