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St. Patrick’s Day weekend on LI

Larry Kirwan, founder of Black-47.

Larry Kirwan, founder of Black-47. Credit: Christopher Occhicone

St. Patrick’s Day on a Saturday means for many, there’s more time to celebrate, whether that be with a traditional Irish dinner out, a show or a shamrock-ing late-night party.

Here’s a dozen ways to go Gaelic:


The Chieftains, from Dublin, celebrate 55 years of traditional Irish music at Tilles Center in Brookville. They’re led by founder Paddy Moloney, who plays uilleann pipes, tin whistle, button accordion and bodhrán. ($45-$80, 8 p.m.; 516-299-3100,

Watch the 1952 classic film “The Quiet Man,” starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald with the backdrop of the Irish countryside, on the big screen at the Patchogue Theatre. ($15, 7 p.m.; 631-207-1313,

Catch Irish rocker Larry Kirwan of Black 47 put on a St. Patrick’s Day show at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore. ($40 to $45, 8 p.m.; 631-969-1101,

Fill your belly with laughs at Irish Comedy Night at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, featuring stand-ups Rob Ryan, Moody McCarthy, Buddy Fitzpatrick, Matt Burke, Billy Garrigan and Brian Scott McFadden. ($40, 8 p.m.; 631-724-3700,


Irish eateries abound — and others play it up for the occasion — among the special offerings for the weekend:

Mirabelle in Stony Brook showcases the holiday with a three-course prix-fixe meal of Irish lamb meatballs, corned beef and cabbage, beer stout chocolate cake and Irish soda bread for $28.95. Add an Irish beer tasting flight (choice of four draughts) for $9. Reservations requested (631-751-0555,

The Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip serves four courses for its 35th annual 7-11 p.m. fete, including cream of potato soup, shepherd’s pie and Gaelic chicken. There’s live entertainment from the Gabe Hickey Band and dancers from the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Dance. ($59, reservations required; 631-277-0007,

Sit down for traditional Irish dinner in a quaint setting at the Wantagh Inn. Dishes such as Irish smoked salmon, lamb stew and fish and chips are served with pints of Guinness and a backdrop of bagpipes from the Wantagh American Legion Pipe Band.(516-785-0809,

Drop by Irish Times Pub in Holbrook for a green beer and burger on the patio or have an Irish coffee with a slice of Bailey’s Irish cheesecake while the Trunk Monkeys play acoustic Irish tunes inside. (631-467-4330,


Celebrate Celtic pride with DJs Roger Luce and John “JP” Parise of WBAB at the 18th annual Corned Beef & Chaos at Stereo Garden in Patchogue featuring U2 tribute band 2U, free corned beef and cabbage, prizes and an appearance by Scotty the Leprechaun. (No cover, 2-5 p.m.; 631-714-4486,

Kevin’s Band plays a set of classic rock followed by 12X covering top-40 hits plus retro tunes from the ’90s and 2000s at the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale ($10, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; 516-293-9700,

Dance at Lily Flanagan’s in Babylon with DJ Epic spinning house music. At the bar, expect shots of Jameson and pints of Harp Lager and Smithwick’s Red Ale. ($5 cover, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; 631-539-0816,

Come see the Bogs perform Irish classics late into the night at Carney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Amityville. The kitchen stays open late serving Irish egg rolls filled with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing) or Irish nachos (homemade potato chips topped with shepherd’s pie filling — ground beef, carrots, gravy, peas — plus cheese and corned beef) paired with Carney’s Punch (Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Disaronno amaretto, pineapple juice, orange juice and a hint of rum). (No cover, 1 p.m.-3 a.m.; 631-464-4445,

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