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Irish Saint Paul

Irish Saint Paul

If you didn't already know, Saint Paul is the side of the Twin Cities with a heavy influence from its first Irish settlers.

As we inch closer to Irish celebrations in Saint Paul, we found some other ways you can celebrate the Emerald Isle without leaving Minnesota.

Irish on Grand

Among the trendy shops and dining patios of Grand Avenue, you’ll find a two-story house that’s filled with Irish memorabilia. Irish on Grand is the oldest Irish store in the Twin Cities, and it proudly claims to be a social hub for the local community. Stop in and browse for a Claddagh ring, thick wool sweaters, Irish glassware and other Celtic products as you learn about other events, concerts and restaurants.

The Center for Irish Music

If you need more harp, fiddle or accordion in your life, you’ll want to check out the Center for Irish Music. For more than 10 years, the center has hosted, taught and supported local musicians who are focused on Irish musical tradition.

Shamrock's, the Irish Nook

A local favorite, family-friendly watering hole and restaurant featuring another local favorite, the Juicy Lucy. Shamrock's opened in 2012 and has become a staple of the West 7th neighborhood. Plus, they boast space to host groups of up to 200.

The Dubliner

On the corner of University and Vandalia, there’s a pub that plays Irish and American music six nights a week. On Wednesdays, you can learn to Irish dance. For a low-key, high-Irish night, check out The Dubliner.

Emmett’s Public House

Grab a pint at one of Saint Paul’s greenest pubs—and try some of the city’s best Irish food while you’re at it. Emmett’s opened in April 2015 on Grand Avenue, and it’s quickly becoming a go-to spot in this dining district.

Claddagh Coffee

This charming, art-covered coffee shop on West 7th serves its own coffee specialties with an Irish theme. So many folks praised the cozy spot that they decided to open another location on Selby called Wee Claddagh.

Rince Na Chroi School of Irish Dance

For a decade now, students have practiced the art of Irish dance with founder Katie Stephens Spangler at Rince Na Chroi. The dancers perform at festivals throughout the Midwest, but they learn everything they know in Saint Paul.

Irish Music and Dance Association

The IMDA is a charitable non-profit cultural and educational organization that promotes Irish music and dance in the Twin Cities. For the past 35 years, the group has hosted the Landmark Center's St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration.

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