St. Patrick’s Day outdoors at The Irish Rover on Sun., Mar. 17

St. Patrick’s Day outdoors at The Irish Rover on Sun., Mar. 17

The Spring 2024 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online.

“I am in Aranmor, sitting over a turf fire, listening to a murmur of Gaelic that is rising from a little public-house under my room.”
― J.M. Synge, The Aran Islands

The Irish Rover (2319 Frankfort Avenue) has been functioning as Eire’s unofficial Louisville consulate since Old Grand-Dad was in knee pants.

Okay, that’s a very slight exaggeration, but the pub turned 30 years young in 2023, and the many plaudits have been earned. To me, the Irish Rover will always be Louisville’s most authentic Irish pub, and furthermore, I’ve always deeply appreciated these words on the Rover’s menu: “A pub is a poor man’s university.”

In 2024, the Rover’s annual St. Patrick’s Day outdoor tent party endures. The current weather forecast suggests temperatures in the fifties, with no precipitation.

Here’s the outline.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE IRISH ROVER – March 17th, 2024

Tent Party 11 am – 9 pm … cover charge $10/person … under 21 MUST be accompanied by parent.

OUDOOR ONLY EVENT. There will be NO SEATING IN THE RESTAURANT OR...Read more