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Celebrating Irish Heritage in Halifax & around Nova Scotia!

March is always a bustling month in our household, with March Break events and of course  Irish Dance performances and celebrations around St. Patrick’s Day.

This year, however, is particularly excitig as we prepare to head off to  The CLRG World Irish Dance Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, taking place from March 24th to March 31st. My daughter, will be dancing in the solo competition for the first time. It's the culmination of years of dedication and perseverance, not only on her part but also thanks to the unwavering support and guidance from the incredible coaches at Rising Tide Dance Studio.

Watch for Rising Tide’s live television appearances on March 12th 10:30am on CTV News, and also March 14th 9am on Global News

As we gear up for our trip, I invite you to join in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by participating in the various events happening throughout March in Halifax, Dartmouth and throughout Nova Scotia. 

March 3, 2024:

  1. Celebrate Irish Heritage Month by Beading an Irish Flag: Sunday, March 3, 10:00 PM-12:00 AM, The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, 5136 Prince Street, Halifax, NS. Fundraising for the Halifax St. Patrick's Day Parade.

March 5, 2024:

  1. Travelling Royal Irish Tours and Celebrity Cruises – Nova Scotia: Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth, 240 Brownlow Avenue Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X6. Hosted by Target Tours.

March 6, 2024:

  1. Irish Heritage Movie: The Quiet Girl: Wednesday, March 6, 1:30-3:15PM, Woodlawn Public Library, 31 Eisener Boulevard, Dartmouth NS B2W 0J1. PG-13 | 2023 | 1hr 35min.

March 7, 2024:

  1. Celebrate Irish Heritage Month: Irish Flag Raising with Mayor Savage and Ambassador McKee. March 7, 2024 - 12:00 noon, Parade Square, Flag Pole.

March 9, 2024:

  1. Saint Patrick’s Church Tour and Talk sponsored by The Charitable Irish: March 9 – 2:00 pm, 2263 Brunswick Street, Halifax. Join Blair Beed at Saint Patrick’s Church to learn its history.

March 10, 2024:

  1. Spectacular Halifax St. Patrick's Day Parade: Sunday, March 10, 2024, along Lower Water Street. Join in the festivities and showcase your creativity!

March 15, 2024:

  1. Charitable Irish St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Friday, March 15, 2024, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, 6:00 pm. Experience Irish music and cuisine in a unique setting.

  2. Songs in the Stacks: Irish Music with Dusty Keleher: Friday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 AM, Alderney Gate Public Library.

March 16, 2024:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Eve with Callehan!: Saturday March 16 – 8:00-11:00PM, Old Orchard Inn & Spa, 153 Greenwich RD S, Wolfville Ridge, NS.

  2. St. Paddy’s Day Eve: Saturday, March 16, 8:00 – 11:00 PM, Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS.

  3. Saint Patrick’s Day Acadian Style!: Saturday March 16, 10:30PM, 14 Sydney St, Digby, NS.

  4. St. Patrick’s Day with Spyder: Saturday, March 16, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM, Cranton Cross Road Community Centre, 206 Cranton Crossing Rd, Margaree Centre, NS.

March 17, 2024:

  1. Dusty Keleher @ Finbar’s Irish Pub: Sunday March 17 – 9:30 AM, Finbar’s Irish Pub, 1595 Bedford Hwy, Bedford NS.

  2. St. Patrick’s Day Drag Brunch: Sunday, March 17 – 12:00-3:00 PM, Freeman’s Little New York, 1726 Grafton St, Halifax, NS.

  3. Adria Jackson Harp – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Sunday, March 17, 2:00 - 4:00 AM, The Sanctuary Arts Centre, 100 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth NS.

  4. Durty Nelly’s St. Patrick’s DAY celebrations (as posted on their FB page):

    - 7 am~8am Breakfast club

    - 8am~11am Brunch

    - 10am~1pm Shannon Quinn Irish Ceilidh

    - 1:30~4:30 The East Enders

    - 5pm~8pm Dodge Levatte

    - 8:30~10:30 Colin Burke Duo

    - 11pm~1:30am Jordan Leblanc & Brooklyn Blackmore

  5. The Old Triangle Irish Pub: Scheudle for 7am opening (I’ve heard the line up starts early)

    Live Music schedule

    7am SheNova

    10.30-1.30 Dave MacIssac & Troy McGillvary

    2-5 Rowdy Dow

    5.30-8.30 The Plugs

    9-Close Mark Hippern Trio

    Seanchai Schedule

    12-1.30 Evans & Doherty

    2-3 Dave & Troy

    3.30-6.30 George Street Band

    7-Close Renwick Station

March 28, 2024:

Maurice Aucoin: Thursday, March 28 – 8:00 PM, Celtic Corner Public House, 69 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, NS.

**As always, please double check the events before you head out for any schedule changes, cancellations etc. 

And, it goes without saying, enjoy your drink responsibly, arrange your transportation before you go, or wear your walking shoes! 

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