Falmouth Village Becomes O’Falmouth Village for St. Paddy’s Day
Everyone’s a wee bit Irish in O’Falmouth Village on St. Paddy’s Day
While the saying is that everyone’s got a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day, nowhere is it truer than Falmouth Village, MA. More than a bit of blarney will be found here as Falmouth Village changes its name for St. Patrick’s Day to O’Falmouth Village (well, not really – just tongue in cheek!) and rolls out the green carpet from the Queens Buyway down Main Street. Home to Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, one of New England’s top ten Irish Restaurants (according to the Boston Globe), businesses up and down Main Street will join in Liam Maguire’s fun and extend the St. Paddy’s Day celebration to the entire weekend of March 14-17th with green dot sales, window decorations, special Irish menus, Irish music and dancing, and lodging packages, all topped off on March 17th with beers and bands at Liam Maguire’s. Book a stay with one of the participating Falmouth B&Bs and you’ll be treated to an authentic Irish breakfast and surprise treats. Then hit the streets of O’Falmouth Village for everything from corned beef to Irish pizza and Irish Margaritas, plus plenty of green dot sales too.
Just for the day, many of the businesses throughout Falmouth Village will change their name to include an O’. O’Palmer House Inn, O' eight Cousins Bookstore, even O’Mad Hatter are just the beginning!
Retailers throughout Falmouth Village will add creative St. Patrick’s Day themed window displays and hold green-dot and St. Patrick’s Day sales. Look for creative Irish takes on internationally-themed menus like the Irish Margarita, with a hint of mint at O’Anejo Mexican Bistro, the Corned Beef Sandwich Special at the Pickle Jar and the St. Paddy’s Pizza topped off with The Leprechaun cocktail at Stone L’oven Pizza Co. Never tried bangers and rashers? You’ll find they are delicious additions to the menus at local inns and B&Bs.
Participating members of the Falmouth B&B Association will be serving up Irish inspired breakfasts and the Captain’s Manor Inn , Woods Hole Inn and Palmer House Inn have put together lodging packages including overnight stays, Irish inspired breakfasts and treats, plus much more.
Add these events to the “must enjoy” list for the weekend:
Throughout the Weekend: Green Dot Sales, St. Patrick’s Day special items on sale at Falmouth Village stores, Irish themed foods and drinks on the menus at restaurants.
Irish Music throughout the Weekend at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant:
Friday, March 14: Liam Maguire (solo) – dinner then Shananagans 9pm until closing.
Saturday & Sunday March 15 & 16: Traditional Irish music session with Rossacroo-Na-Loo, pure Trad (as traditional Irish musicians refer to their music) starting a 3pm. Liam Maguire, for early dinner set. Shananagans 9- close.
Monday, March 17: Liam Maguire’s high holiday: Rossacroo-Na-Loo, Roger Gamache on bagpipes, Danny Quinn, Liam Maguire, Shananagans and The Brian Boru Pipe Band. Music goes from 1pm to 1am!
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:30pm: Irish Step Dancing Demonstration at Museums on the Green.
Here is a complete listing of participating businesses:
Caline for Kids: 20% off anything green, additional 20% off green sale items
Cape Chic Co: Take advantage of the O'Chic Rainbow sale! Come pop a balloon and discover your St. Pat’s discount. Irish refreshments will be served throughout the celebration.
Celebrations:Look for fun decorations inside the store and out. Plus, get in on the Green Dot sale, 20% off select green items throughout the weekend.
Eight Cousins Bookstore: Throughout the week prior to St. Patrick’s Day and over the weekend, ten leprechauns will be hidden in plain sight in store and kids aged 4-10 will be given an activity sheet describing their locations. Anyone who finds all 10 leprechauns may draw prize from the pot of gold.
Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod, Falmouth: You’ll find plenty of sweet green treats with Irish-inspired sales and goodies in the store and in the windows.
Homespun Garden: In store specials on Celtic serving pieces and Irish fragrance, INIS. Look for fun window decorations too.
Headlines Salon and Day Spa: Be sure to come in and ask about the St. Patrick’s Day special green feathers and beauty treatment of the day.
Mad Hatter: Buy one St. Patty’s Day hat/accessory and get one half-price. Mention "I'm in the hat parade" and get additional offer too and then get free St. Paddy’s Day beads with a purchase, March 14-17.
Mommy & Me Children’s Consignment: All green items and St. Patrick’s Day clothing on sale, March 14 & 15. Closed March 16-17.
Puritan Cape Cod: "Green" inspired grab bags of items will be discounted at an additional 17% off of the sale price.
Soft as a Grape: St. Patrick’s Day themed t-shirts on sale, just in time for the big day and the Hat Parade!
The Pink Polka Dot: Take 20-percent off select items.
Anejo Mexican Restaurant: Look for Irish Margaritas and a special Irish take on Mexican dishes.
Liam Maguire’s: Ground zero for St. Patrick’s Day celebrating including a weekend-long schedule of music, Irish beers, plenty of green beads and authentic Irish food on tap.
Pickle Jar Restaurant: Come in for your yearly fix of corned beef hash or a corned beef and cabbage sandwich, both on special for the St. Paddy’s Day weekend. You might even find a green drink or two!
Pies a la Mode: Stop in and ask about the St. Paddy’s Day special of the day.
Stone L’oven Pizza Co:Look for specially themed St. Patrick’s Day pizza and their newest cocktail concoction called “the Leprechaun” featuring vodka, OJ and some additional surprise ingredients. There will be a "pot 'O' gold" with chocolate candies in gold wrapper for the customers along with additional drink and Irish coffee specials.
B&Bs & Attractions
Captain’s Manor Inn: Opening specially for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration after a long winter’s night rest, the St. Paddy’s Day package includes an Irish reception (wine beer and snack) on Friday night, plus a "Luck of the Irish" welcome basket waiting in guest rooms. On Saturday, there will be Sat afternoon Irish treats and Irish Coffee. This package also includes a $50 gift certificate to enjoy Irish-inspired foods at Falmouth Village restaurants including La Cucina, Liam Maguire’s, or Anejo Mexican Bistro. On Sun morning, awake to an authentic Irish breakfast using recipes and ingredients from across the Pond. Please add $99 to the price of the guest room for this package.
Falmouth Historical Society & Museums on the Green: Learn how to dance an Irish jig. Learn Irish Step Dancing from a talented pack of children and adults on Sunday, March 16 at 2:30pm at Museums on the Green. Free.
Highfield Hall & Gardens: On the schedule on Friday, March 14th at 7:00pm is Curtis on Tour: The seventh season of Curtis On Tour will feature brilliant pianist Di Wu performing side-by-side with a student wind quintet in a program to include Samuel Barber's iconic wind quintet, Summer Music. $25 for the public/$20 for members.
Inn at Siders Lane: Guests will enjoy Irish specialties throughout the weekend.
Palmer House Inn: The Palmer House Inn turns into the O’Palmer House Inn for St. Paddy’s Day weekend, serving heartwarming Irish food and traditional Irish music in the parlor. Their St. Patrick’s Day weekend package includes 2 nights in a king bedroom with a fireplace and Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub, A $50. gift certificate to O’Anejo or O’La Cucina sul Mare restaurants with Irish-inspired food on the menu, an Irish breakfast (Cape Cod Style) each day of your stay, and freshly baked Irish oatmeal cookies as your afternoon refreshments all for $528.00 plus tax.
Woods Hole Inn:The O’Woods Hole Inn weekend package includes a $50 gift certificate toward dinner at the new Quicks Hole Tavern next door, plus, an Irish themed breakfast (soda biscuits and corned beef hash anyone?) on Sunday morn, and a pint of cold Guinness for you and your sweetheart (or premium wine of your choice) at the Tavern the night you check in. Package valued at over $80, offered for $50 plus the cost of your room. Yes, the Luck of the Irish is with you.
Woods Hole Passage B&B: This family-friendly B&B will serve up an authentic Irish breakfast of bangers, rashers, brown bread and more on Sunday, March 16.
Bank of Cape Cod: Irish treats served in the lobby throughout the celebration.
Falmouth Village Association is made up of businesses along Main Street from Shore Street to Depot Avenue. The first annual St. Patrick’s Day O’Falmouth Village Fest is coordinated and brought to you by the Falmouth Village Association. For a link to the complete list of offers and schedule of events, go to CLICK HERE.
All photos by: Kaylee Costa