Shamrocks, and corned beef, and leprechauns . . .
OH MY ! ! !
(This can mean only one thing:
St. Patrick's Day is almost here.)
St. Patty's Day is fast approaching (March 17), and signs of this annual holiday are sprouting up everywhere. A great shop to help "get your Irish up" is the SHANNON SHOP (111 West Jefferson in Kirkwood). Proprietor Shelagh Clough (is that Irish enough for you?) has stocked her charming store with unique crafts and clothing from the Emerald Isle, including lots of t-shirts, hoodies and the most beautiful hand knit Irish "fisherman sweaters". You'll find the best selection of imported gifts and garb that will have you "wearin' the green" this coming week.
Shelagh has potted SHAMROCK plants for $5.50, in bloom and ready to give that special lad or lass.
In addition to the St. Pat's 5-Mile Run this Saturday (downtown at 9:00 AM), and the annual Parade on March 17, there's a local parade worth noting TODAY in Kirkwood . . . the 5th Annual St. Peter's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Join the festivities and "show your Irish" along the parade route, starting at 11:00 AM outside the church at 243 W. Argonne. (Parade Grand Marshall, Msgr. Jack Costello, will lead the parade along with his faithful basset hound Jonah.)
Erin go braugh!