We're all Irish today.
St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, died on March 17. It is believed that at age 16, he was held prisoner and taken from Wales to Ireland. After six years he escaped and returned to Britain. He experienced a spiritual calling while in prison and later became a priest. After he became a bishop, he returned to Ireland and converted the Irish to Catholicism.
Here is a sampling of nearby St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Three Sheets DJ Heather B will spin Irish music. $3 Guinness Beer; $5 Shamrock shots. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, N.E. 404- 303-8423, www.threesheetsatlanta.com.
Meehan’s Public House has live music starting at 1 p.m. Free admission until 3 p.m.; $10 cover after 3 p.m. 227 Sandy Springs Place. 404-843-8058, 101concepts.com/meehanssandysprings.
Five Seasons Brewing at The Prado will serve corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash; and Shepherd’s Pie. McNerney’s Irish Red and the No Blarney Irish Stout will be on tap. 5600 Roswell Road, 404-255-5911, www.5seasonsbrewing.com/5/.
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery will serve kegs and eggs for breakfast; and a traditional Irish menu all day. Live music starts at 2 p.m. 1155-B Mount Vernon Hwy, 678-672-4533, perimeter.tiltedkilt.com.
Ri Ra Irish Pub has a full day of activities starting with an Irish breakfast at 6 a.m.; live Irish music at noon; Irish dancers at 4 p.m.; and more live music at 6 and 9 p.m. 1080 Peachtree St., N.E. 404-477-1700, www.rira.com/rira/atlanta.html.