St. Patrick’s revelry returns rambunctiously

Hannah Levitan, Associate News Editor

Decked out in holiday attire, a St. Patrick’s Day celebrator shows off her parade throws.

Since 1976, the Downtown Irish Club has been the only social club to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day proper with an annual parade. Historically, the parade begins at one of the club founders’ bars, Bud Rips in the Bywater, and stops at various bars along the route and ending at St. Peter Street in the French Quarter. 

This year, club representative Charles Combs said that, because the city has moved routes away from the Bywater and Marigny, the club began the festivities at the intersection of Royal and Frenchmen Street.

For New Orleanians, 2022 will bring back the revelry that has marked the Irish Channel in years past.

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