Irish heritage takes center stage during the Library’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Irish music, song and dance with a variety of exciting events that the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The Main Library (800 Vine Street downtown) is hosting the 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Song and Dance, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library, at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 17, in the Reading Garden Lounge. This family-friendly tribute to Irish heritage features music by Dark Moll and an exciting performance by the McGing Irish Dancers. Reserved seating is available for Friends of the Public Library members by calling 513-369-6035.

Also at the Main Library, stop by the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room to view the exhibit Éirinn go Bràch: A Tribute to Cincinnati’s Irish Heritage on display March 17–June 4. Years before waves of Irish immigrants made their way to Cincinnati to escape the Great Famine in Ireland, many had already found a home here and began to make their mark in the Queen City. Éirinn go Bràch explores the many contributions of the city’s Irish sons and daughters to our cultural, political, religious, and industrial heritage.

Additionally, the Library Friends' Shop, located on the mezzanine, carries a variety of Irish-themed merchandise including gently used books, cards, and jewelry.

For more information about the Library’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration or Éirinn go Bràch, visit or call 513-369-6900. For a complete listing of St. Patrick’s Day-themed programs at our 41 Library locations, visit our events page.