Known as America’s first planned city, Savannah, Georgia, is chock-full of history, and that storied past is packed with plenty of Irish culture continues to influence the city today! Keep reading to get the scoop on some of the most fun and interesting Irish-centric destinations to visit in Savannah.
Savannah Blarney Stone
Location: Cohen’s Retreat at 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406 Kissing Ireland’s Blarney Stone is a tradition dating as far back as the 13th century. Said to give the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness, kissing the stone is quite the long-held Irish custom. But instead of flying all the way around the world to Ireland for this quirky and fun activity, you can kiss a Blarney Stone right here in Savannah. Since 2009, Cohen’s Retreat has housed their very own stone straight from County Cork, Ireland.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Location: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401 As one of the most iconic landmarks in Savannah, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was completed in 1876 and is well known for its ties to the Irish community. Not only is it the starting location for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but it also houses a stunning window mural of Saint Patrick holding a shamrock. It doesn’t get any more Irish than that!
Saints & Shamrocks
Location: 309 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 From knick-knacks and goodies to clothing and jewelry, this little corner store has all things Irish. For nearly 30 years, Saints & Shamrocks has been an important Irish landmark in downtown Savannah. So swing by, have a look around, and purchase something sentimental to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 2022.
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