Shannon Rose Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Clifton

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are going on throughout the Garden State, especially at many New Jersey pubs.

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are going on throughout the Garden State, especially at many New Jersey pubs. (3/17/17)

CLIFTON - The Shannon Rose Irish Pub in Clifton celebrated St. Patrick's Day with some authentic Irish music.

Kevin O'Connor, who has been with bagpipe group South Park and District Pipes and Drums for over 30 years, said the St. Patrick's Day season is busy for members of the group.

"Our first was Jan. 27 and we've pretty much had an event every weekend since," said O'Connor.

In addition to Shannon Rose, O'Connor and other group members played at seven other pubs around New Jersey.

The Shannon Rose also featured the Heritage Irish Dancers.

Heritage Irish Dance company has a packed schedule this weekend as well. They were at three different pubs throughout the state on Friday.

"As a school, we have done 40 shows this St. Patrick's Day season, five parades, so it's been extremely busy but extremely fun as well," said dancer Kyra Seeley.

In addition to the bagpipes and dancers, Irish fare draws crowds into The Shannon Rose. The chef, Nicole Astilos, says the pub offered all the classics like corned beef and cabbage, but also featured vegan options.

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