St Pattys Day in Gatlinburg TN

Feb 01, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17

Did you know that Irish is our nations second most frequently reported ancestry?  That means millions upon millions of us really do have a little Irish in us!  Although St. Patricks Day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and the Irish culture in general, celebrations place a greater focus on “Irishness” by wearing green, displaying shamrocks, eating, and drinking pints of green beer.

Though it's not a legal holiday in the US, bring your big (or little) Irish family to the Smokies this St. Patricks Day for BIG savings on overnight cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge from Heartland Rentals.

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Before you arrive, we hope you enjoy a little taste of Irish right now!

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Sayings

Of a talkative person:  “That man would talk the teeth out of a saw.”
Of a clever thief:  “He'd steal the sugar out of your punch.”
Of very bad music:  “Aw, that's the tune the old cow died of.”
Of a gossip:  “She has a tongue that would clip a hedge.” 

Irish Jokes

Murphy told Quinn that his wife was driving him to drink. Quinn thinks he's very lucky because his own wife makes him walk.
What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control a wife?  A bachelor.
What do you call a Kerryman on a bicycle?  A dope peddler. 

Irish Words

stpatrickswords.jpgblarney:  talk that aims to charm
guinness:  dry Irish stout
kerryman:  Man from County Kerry, or person being the butt of many Irish jokes
lad:  young boy
lass:  young girl
leprechaun:  mischievious fairy of Irish folklore
luck of the Irish:  no luck at all
paddy:  Old Irish whiskey
pence:  Irish coin/currency
pot of gold:  a leprechaun's coins hidden at the end of a rainbow
pub:  drinking establishment
shenanigans:  secret or dishonest activities
shillelagh:  walking stick, club

St Patty’s Day and Irish celebrations will be taking place at the “pubs” below, and most likely lots of others too:

3 Jimmy’s, Arts & Crafts Community Area
Pucker’s Grill & Bar, Downtown Gatlinburg
Shamrock Lounge, Downtown Gatlinburg Next to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

For even more Irish sayings, jokes and wisdom, visit A Bit O'Blarney

Dia duit!

Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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