How about the sweet spots in Connecticut for corned beef and cabbage, rivers of beer, and the wearin' of the green?

Dive into a couple pints of Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, add a parade and you're looking at a mighty fine St. Patrick's Day. If you're a true corned beef and cabbage fan, there's an array of outstanding restaurants and Irish Pubs that serve up some of the most mouthwatering Irish fare in Connecticut. Which one's your favorite?

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    Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center

    The GDICC is all about being Irish and celebrating the cultural influences and historical contributions of the Irish people. On Sunday, March 17 the GDICC pulls out all the stops with an all-day celebration from 9 am until 9 pm featuring Irish dancing, music, corned beef, and celebratory libations.

    You'll find GDICC at 6 Lake Ave. in Danbury. To get clued in on all the events at the club, click on localendar.com.

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    Molly Darcy's

    The legendary Molly Darcy's lives at 39 Mill Plain Rd. in Danbury. I-95 has hosted many a St. Patrick's Day party at this outstanding restaurant and they were jam-packed and rockin.'

    On Sunday, March 17, Molly's opens its doors from 9 am until 11:50 pm. Now that's a St. Patrick's Day shebang of monumental proportions! The Eamon O'Neill Band takes the stage for some jumpin' Irish music. Also on the menu will be Irish dancing, face painting, green beer, giveaways, and some of the best corned beef and cabbage you've ever tasted. They will not be taking reservations on St. Patrick's Day. Check out Molly's events calendar at mollydarcy.com.

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    Shamrock Pub and Grill - Waterbury

    The Shamrock can be found at 210 Meadow St. in Waterbury. Authentic Irish dishes shine at this unique eatery and include Shepard's Pie, Shamrock's Irish Onion Soup, and the Shamrock's Corned Beef Dinner. Click on shamrockpubandgrill.com for their complete dinner menu.

    On Friday evening, March 15 Shamrocks features their Pulse Pre-St. Patrick's Day Show and on Sunday, March 16, enjoy the vocal stylings of Timmy Maia. Click this link for the Shamrock events calendar.

     

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    The Castle On Post - Fairfield

    The Castle On Post can be found at 222 Post Rd. in Fairfield and is described by one of their patrons who's originally from County Derry in Ireland, "So hard to find TRUE Irish food in Connecticut, but this is the place!" 

    Perusing their menu I found a couple of my favs, Mussel Stew and Corned Beef Springrolls under their Little Bites section. Under their entrees, I noticed their authentic Irish Bangers and Mash and their incredible Shepard's Pie. For The Castle On Post entire menu, click on thecastleonpost.com.

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    O'Brien's Sports Pub and Restaurant - Danbury

    This St. Patrick's Day, go Irish in your own backyard at O'Brien's located at 83 Lake Ave. in Danbury. They even have a section of their menu called Irish Fare which includes Bangers and Mash, Homemade Shepard's Pie, and good old fashioned Corned Beef and Cabbage. See their full menu at obrienspubdanbury.com/dinner.

    O'Brien's also features a steady lineup of live music which you can check out on their FB Page.

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    O'Neill's Restaurant and Pub - Norwalk

    It says it right on their website, "The Soul of Ireland in the Heart of South Norwalk, CT." Check this out music lovers, performing on Saturday evening, March 16, O'Neill's presents Larry Kirwan from Black 47. For their entire calendar of events, click on oneillsono.com/events.

    O'Neills serves up their traditional Irish fare all year long like Fisherman's Pie, Old World Beef Stew, Bangers and Mash, and of course Corned Beef and Cabbage. Check out their full menu at oneillsono.com.

     

     

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    Duffy's Tavern - West Haven

    Since 1983 Duffy's Tavern at 241 Campbell Ave. in West Haven has become a local legendary Irish eatery serving up their signature Jameson Pot Roast, Guinness Stew, and their Beer Brats and Mash! For their entire menu for any time of day or night, click on duffystavern.net.  

     

    Yelp reviewers gave Duffy's a solid 4 out 5 stars as they raved about the cozy atmosphere and the unique and delicious Irish dishes.