St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre invites you to enjoy authentic Irish dances at the famous Pat Connolly's Tavern, have a traditional Irish lunch at Maggie O'Brien's and tour beautiful Irish churches in St. Louis on the "Bit O' the St. Louis Irish" bus tour on March 7, 2018.
Tour goers will learn all about Irish immigration to St. Louis by touring famous Irish landmarks throughout the city, including St. Patrick's Church and the Campbell House, as well as the Shrine of St. Joseph, one of the most significant religious sites in the St. Louis region. The restored baroque church offers the Altar of Answered prayers and one of the largest tracker organs in the world.
Lunch at Maggie O'Brien's will include a delicious corned beef sandwich, Irish stew, salad, cookies and beverage. Visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, where one of the focal points is a beautiful rendering of Raphael's "Transfiguration." Shop Ireland without having to cross the ocean at Kerry Cottage. Visit St. James the Greater Church in "Dogtown," currently the center of Irish St. Louis, and admire the church's beautiful tapestries and woodwork.
Enjoy some authentic Irish dances, performed by students from the Kerry at Pat Connolly's Tavern, one of Dogtown's most famous pubs and gathering places (tour cost includes a minimal fee for the Irish dancers, but additional donations will be accepted). Treat yourself to homemade chips and a Harp, Guiness, Smithwick's, Killian's Red, or perhaps an Irish Crème Coffee (cost of personal refreshments at Pat's Tavern not included in tour).
The bus departs from the west parking lot of St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., at 9:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m. This tour involves some walking. The cost is $83 and includes transportation, lunch, fees and gratuities.
For more information on this and future tours, CLICK HERE or call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624. To register, CLICK HERE.