Another March, another St. Paddy’s. The holiday has a rowdy reputation—which is why for for some, celebration will mean bar-hopping, green beer, and hastily-thrown-together, pinch-avoidant outfits. But for many it’s a day to celebrate Irish-American culture and history, which makes for a great excuse to visit some local Irish heritage sites.
While Seattle doesn’t have as many sites and monuments as, say, Boston, we still have our fair share. And it’s fitting: Our damp, green climate is eerily similar to that of our Irish sister city, Galway.
St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, so we asked Seattle’s Irish Heritage Club about major historical sites in the area. Puget Sound Irish-American historian John Keane came through for us with five major Irish history sites. A couple are in Seattle, but they stretch out as far as Kent, Whidbey Island, and Tacoma.
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