St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which gives us Dallas residents the opportunity to celebrate the rich Irish history of our area. Take some time to tour these four incredible destinations this St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the Irish culture that’s scattered around Dallas. Who knows, maybe you’ll find that elusive pot of gold!
Dubliner Irish Pub
Owned and operated by a native Dubliner himself, The Dubliner is a traditional Irish pub, which boasts a cozy and welcoming environment with some of the best Irish classics on the menu. The Guiness on tap is known to be the best in town, and they’ve got both Irish and Scottish whiskey available to taste. Officially the oldest and longest running Irish pub in Dallas, stop by for a taste of true Irish hospitality.
If you’re looking for an excuse to head out on a weekend trip, add Lubbock, Texas, to your list. As the legend goes, a few engineers unearthed part of the magical Irish rock that grants eloquent speech — aka the Blarney Stone — on an ordinary field trip. That rock piece is now on display at Texas Tech’s campus, so if you’re looking to perfect your speech, get on over there and give that rock a smooch!
St. Patrick Cathedral
There’s a lot of history surrounding the St. Patrick Cathedral, the mother church of a diocese that encompasses almost 24,000 square miles and includes 980,000 Catholics in 90 parishes. The church was named St. Patrick in 1888, after the Irish majority voted to name the church after their patron saint. The exterior of the church is a true marvel, and if you’re looking for a closer peek at some of the artifacts, you can even schedule a tour.
The Old Monk
A popular watering hole in the Knox Henderson neighborhood, The Old Monk is one of the best Irish pubs in town. Learn all about scotch, bourbon, and Irish whiskey while enjoying one of the pub’s famous cheese boards. If you love a good single barrel whiskey, this is your spot.
Celebrate Dallas’ Irish heritage with a trip to one of these four iconic destinations this St. Patrick’s Day. And for more great sites around town, check out our blog.