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Friday, March 4, 2011

Going Green

Going Green
(For We’ve Got Answers column, Mar/Apr Fairfield Magazine)
By Mike Lauterborn
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Q: Where’s the best place to go in town to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

The perception in the United States, not surprisingly, is that March is the month of the Irish and the time to celebrate all things Irish, and that culminates on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. To mark the occasion, Fairfield’s own Gaelic American Club at 74 Beach Road, a town anchor since its relocation from Bridgeport in 1992, has a number of activities planned.

To its membership of nearly 6,000 and their guests, the Club offers three key events leading up to the big day. On March 5, the Club hosts its annual St. Pat’s Dinner Dance. On the afternoon of March 12, a Children’s St. Pat’s Party and Storytime will take place. Scheduled for March 13, an annual cultural night highlights the club’s dancers, musicians, language groups, play group Clan na Gael and the Fairfield Gaelic Pipe & Drum Band. The Club also hosts a Communion Breakfast for the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Open to non-members for a nominal cover charge, March 17 events kick off at noon with live bands in the pub and music and dance performances in the main Carolan Room. A limited menu includes corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips and Irish breads.

For a full calendar of Club events, visit

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