This Newport Irish Heritage Month calendar is based on input from the the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Newport, Rhode Island AOH Pipes & Drums, the Newport Irish Heritage Association, the Museum of Newport Irish History, the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and other organizations which promote the Irish culture in Newport and the surrounding area.

Erin go Bragh!

SUNDAY – February 28th
Green Eggs & Ham Brunch

• Benefit for 60th Annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, 02840
• 9:00am – 1:00pm – Buffet style.
• Tickets: $10.00. Special family prices are also available.
• This is a parade fund-raiser, and is always a great fun family event.
• An Irish Sing-A-Long will start at 1:00pm.
www.newportirish.com/events

Dancing at the Forty Steps

• This is the official opening event of the 39th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month.
• Forty Steps is on the Cliff Walk, at the East end of Narragansett Avenue, Newport.
• 3:00pm – Weather permitting
• Commemorating the informal dances held here by the Irish who made Newport their home when
“Newport was Irish!” during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
• Live traditional music, demonstration of traditional Irish set dancing.
• AOH Men’s singers

MARCH
FRIDAY – 4th
1916 Committee lecture on “The Women of 1916”

• Committee members of the make the presentation
• at the Ceilidhe Club, Cranston.
• Directions: www.IrishClubRI.org
• Music will follow in the downstairs pub.

SATURDAY – 5th
Bus Tour of Irish Newport

• Leaves from Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave. Newport at10 am sharp.
• Coffee & Danish provided at 9:30am
• Bus returns approx. 12 noon.
• Sites of Irish interest include: Forty Steps, Ochre Court, Barney St. Cemetery
• Includes introductory visit to Museum’s Interpretive Center on Lower Thames Street
• Admission free, but donations accepted. Space is limited, reservations required.
• Sponsored by Viking Tours and the Museum of Newport Irish History
• To Reserve or for info – call Ann at 401-841-5493

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open 12 Noon to 4pm.
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Rockaway, NY. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

• Rockaway, NY.
• Check their website
• AOH Pipes & Drums will be performing

Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade

• 12 noon – Pawtucket, RI

Hibernian of the Year Dinner

• Honoring Brother Tim Burns as the Dennis E. Collins, Division #1 “Hibernian of the Year.”
• Doors open at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm.
• Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport.
• $30 per ticket (cash bar).
• Info/Tickets: Hibernian Hall, (401) 847-8671

SUNDAY – March 6th
Grand Marshall Testimonial Roast

• Honoring Bill & Karen Cardinal, Grand Marshals of the annual parade in Honor of St. Patrick.
• 1:30pm – 5:00pm Saint Augustin’s Church Hall – 1 Fifth Ward Square.
• Tickets: $25.00 in advance.
• Cocktails & heavy hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment
• Event will start at 1:30pm and will end when all of the roasting is completed.
• Ticket information: (401) 846-5081 or purchase at Hibernian Hall, (401) 847-8671.
www.newportirish.com/events

Traditional Irish Music

• Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
• Live traditional Irish “session” – 6:00-9:00pm.
• hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
• No cover. Family-friendly – arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.

TUESDAY – 8th
Newport Irish Heritage Association

• Meeting at 7:00pm
• Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport
• All are welcome
• Info: Donal Lehane, NIHA Pres. Email: lehane3@verizon.net

FRIDAY – 11th
Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open 12 Noon to 4pm.
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Big Daddy Award and Pre-Parade Party

• Honoring IHOP Restaurant owners, Bill & Karen Cardinal
• Entertainment will include Irish musicians Fishing with Finnegan, Mystic Highland bagpipe band, and a DJ
• This is a free event with Hors d’oeuvres and a Cash Bar
• Hibernian Hall, Newport
• Doors open at 6:00pm. Information: (401) 846-5081.
www.newportirish.com/events

SATURDAY – 12th – Parade Day
Mass in Honor of St. Patrick

• St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway & Mann Avenue, Newport. 9:00am.
• In memory of deceased members of the Newport Irish Heritage Association.

Mayor’s Reception

• Thompson Middle School Cafeteria
• Access via front door on Broadway or side door off parking lot on Central Street
• Handicapped accessible from either Broadway or the Central Street entrances
• 10:00am
• Coffee & pastries
• Free

60th Annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick

• Parade Grand Marshals: Bill and Karen Cardinal
• Dedicated to the memory of the late AOH Brother Patrick Loftus.
• The parade steps off from City Hall on Broadway promptly at 11:00am. It continues via Washington Square, Thames Street, and Carroll Avenue to St. Augustin’s Church.
• www.newportirish.com

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open Noon to 4pm.
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Post-parade Party at Hibernian Hall – 12:00pm

• AOH Hall, Wellington Avenue, Newport.
• Corned Beef sandwiches and plenty of Irish Music
• Advance tickets only: $20.00
• Cash bar
• Information and tickets: (401) 847-8671

Post-parade Family Party

• An alcohol free family event.
• Location: “The Hut”, (Behind the Newport Public Library) –
• Following the parade at 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
• Entertainment including bag pipers, Irish step dancers, Tony “the dancing cop,” pirates and more
• There will be a “How Green I Am” contest with cash prizes. – Food and refreshments.
• Entry is free!
www.newportirish.com/events

Celebrating the Irish at the La Forge

• La Forge Restaurant – 186 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
• Great food including Corned Beef & Irish beverages
• Music & sing-a-longs with David O’Manuel
◦ Immediately following the parade until 5:00pm
◦ Returning at 7:00pm until 11:00pm
• (401) 847-0418.
• www.laforgenewport.com

Rhythm in the Night – Irish Dance Spectacular

• Park Theater
• 848 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910
• Show time 7:30pm
• Box Office 401-467-7275
• www.parktheatreri.com

SUNDAY – 13th

Mass in Honor of St. Patrick

• St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street & Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 11:00am
• The Mass is in memory of deceased AOH and Lady AOH members and the victims of the great Famine.
• Church built 1848 – 1852 by Irish-American Architect Patrick Keeley and dedicated to Mary, ‘Our Lady of the Isle’.
• www.stmarynewport.org

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open 12 Noon to 4pm
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Traditional Irish Music

• Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
• Live traditional Irish “session” – 6:00-9:00pm.
• hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
• No cover. Family-friendly – arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.
• www.TheFastnetPub.com

THURSDAY – 17th

St. Patrick’s Day

SATURDAY – 19th

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open Noon – 4:00pm.
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade

• Starts at 12:00pm – near Providence College.
• Travels down Smith Street and ends at the State House.
• Parade website
• Honoring Grand Marshal Col.Hugh T. Clements Jr.

Knights of Columbus Irish Night

• Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner.
• Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:30pm.
• Music and dancing included. Cash bar.
• Performance by Irish step dancers.
• After-dinner dancing until 10pm with music by Joe Souza.
• Location, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, R.I.
• Tickets: $15
• Info/Tickets: Brian Geer 401-743-3789 or the council home 401-846-8800

SUNDAY – 20th
Traditional Irish Country Breakfast

• La Forge Casino Restaurant
• 186 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
• Serving 9:00am – 2:00pm
• Reservations: 847-0418
• www.laforgenewport.com

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open Noon – 4:00pm
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Mystic, Connecticut Irish Parade

• The 13th Annual Mystic Irish Parade
• including AOH Pipes and Drums.
• Parade kicks off at 1:00pm
• Mystic, CT

Traditional Irish Music

• Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
• Live traditional Irish “session” – 6:00-9:00pm.
• hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
• No cover. Family-friendly – arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.

TUESDAY – 22nd
Museum of Newport Irish History Lecture

• Patrick C. Keely (1816-1896), Irish-born architect of St. Mary’s Church, Newport.”
• Edward H. Furey, founder, The Keely Society.
• Time: 6:00pm
• St. Mary’s Church – which was designed by Keely.
• More info: www.newportirishhistory.org
• Reservations Required

THURSDAY – 24th
The Cripple of Irishmaan

• Director: The Newport Celtic Players
• Edward King House, 35 King St, Newport, RI 02840
• Time: 7:00pm
• www.edwardkinghouse.org
• Free

SATURDAY – 26th

Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Rising

• Dublin, Ireland
• The AOH Pipes & Drums w ill be appearing in this parade.
• AOH members are always invited to march with the band.

Irish Music Festival and Road Race

• Galway Bay Pub in Pawtucket will present an all day and road race to benefit the 1916 Committee.
• GalwayBayPawtucket.com

SUNDAY – 27th
Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

• Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
• Open Noon – 4:00 pm
• 648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
• Members free; others by donation.
www.newportirishhistory.org

Traditional Irish Music

• Fastnet Pub, One Broadway, Newport. (401) 845-9311
• Live traditional Irish “session” – 6:00-9:00pm.
• hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright.
• No cover. Family-friendly – arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat.

SATURDAY – 2nd
LAOH Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

• St. Augustin’s Church Hall – 6pm.
• Corner Carroll & Harrison Avenues, Newport
• Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
• Tickets: $20, children under 5 free.
• This is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund.

This calendar is hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians 
Dennis E. Collins Division #1, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
on their website www.aohnewport.org.
Free to print copies of this calendar and distribute them to your friends.
If you have any additions and / or corrections to this calendar, 
send a email to Peter Martin at: Email: calendar@stacyhouse.com
Big thanks to Representative Peter Martin for the information.

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