The earliest Irish immigrants of Greater Wilmington trace back to the 17th century with the founding of the New Castle Presbytery in 1706. And to this day, Wilmingtonians, Irish or not, take the celebration of their deep Irish heritage very seriously. Whether they are dressed head-to-toe in shamrock green outfits, marching in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, or tossing back a pint at a favorite watering hole, Wilmington knows how to get its Irish on.

If you plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Wilmington here are a few local restaurants and pubs that will help you do it right. May the luck of the Irish be with you and be safe.

St. Patty's Day Stout Celebration at Iron Hill

$2 Pot o' sliders w/ Guinness and Smithwicks specials at Union City Grille

Authentic Irish Food Specials, Irish Dancers, and a Bagpiper at Timothy's On The Riverfront

New Sweden blends traditional folk instruments with a modern twist at World Café Live at The Queen

DJ Cue and live Bag Pipers play at Kid Shelleen's

St. Pat's Menu, Live Music Entertainment, Irish Bagpipers, & Dancers at Kildare's Irish Pub

Corn beef and cabbage, Irish Stew, and Irish Dancers at Stoney's Pub

- The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor's Bureau



St. Patrick's Day - Kildares

St. Patrick's Day