The Hudson Valley's Orange County is truly green in March with all of its great Irish events

Hudson Valley/Orange County, N.Y. - The leprechauns have put together a great collection of Irish events in Orange County, a true pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Great Irish entertainment starts at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on March 4 at 7:30pm when "Rhythm of the Dance" takes to the stage. The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, will amaze you with their dazzling steps, original and classic Irish songs, and magical and mystical dancing.

This show has won critical acclaim across four continents with over 5 million fans. To learn more, call 845-610-5900 or visit: www.sugarloafpac.org.

Listen to the music of Brian Conway and John Walsh at Munger Cottage in Cornwall on March 8 at 2 pm. This Irish concert is part of its "Our Musical Heritage" series. To learn more, call 845-534-8282 or visit: www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org.

The Dublin City Ramblers and Emish will appear at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in a joyous St. Patrick's Celebration called "Hands across the Pond" on Saturday, March 14 at 8pmThis high-powered Irish-American folk-rock band tells the story of Irish music from its roots in Ireland to where it's evolved in America today. Call 845-610-5900 or
visit:  www.sugarloafpac.org.

The Greenwood Lake Music Makers Concert Series presents "Irish and American Pub Classics," featuring Tommy Gardner and The Hooley Shooters on March 22 at 1pm at the Greenwood Lake Public Library. Enjoy a lively and fun mix of Irish standards and sing-alongs. Axel Belohoubek on keyboards and Barry Wiesenfeld on bass round out this lively trio. Registration required by phone or in person as seating is limited. Call 845-477-8377 or visit:  www.gwllibrary.org.

Be part of the spectacular musical experience of Celtic Woman when the group performs traditional Irish tunes, contemporary pop songs, and original music by Emmy®-nominated music producer, David Downes on March 29 at 3pm at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre in West Point. The show is a true celebration of Ireland, and Celtic Woman's unforgettable signature style and angelic voices will touch the hearts of fans of all ages. To learn more, call 845-938-4159 or visit: www.CelticWoman.com and www.ikehall.com.

Don't forget the really big parade! Thousands of people will show their Irish pride at the 39th annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade, considered among the largest in the region, on March 15. Throw on some green for a great afternoon of fun and music. The parade steps off at 2pm at the Orange County Government Center in Goshen. Call 917-453-3554 or visit: www.mhspp.org.

Love to run? Irish eyes will also be watching the runners participating in the Village of Montgomery's St. Pat's Ramble, taking place on March 21, with the "Run for the Gold 5K" starting at 10am.A celebration parade steps off at
1pm.To learn more or sign up, call 845-457-966 or visit: www.stpatsramble.com.

Sláinte! Make a stop at Loughran's Irish Pub in Salisbury Mills, or Rambler's Rest in Monroe. Loughran's considers itself the "Hudson Valley's happiest Irish pub," with a full Irish menu in addition to its famous prime rib entrees. Call 845-496-3615 or visit: http://www.loughransirishpub.com/. Not to be outdone, Rambler's Rest calls itself "Orange County's most authentic Irish bar and restaurant" and features a full Irish menu in addition to other specialties.
Call 845-782-1345 or visit: www.ramblersrestmonroe.com.

Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism's Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It's a fabulous guide with up-to-the minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences. You'll see why Orange
County is the perfect getaway! 

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, New York, is the county's tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, email tourism@orangecountygov.com, or call 800-762-8687.

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For more information, contact:

Mary Ann McCarthy

Orange County Tourism

845-615-3860

MMcCarthy@orangecountygov.com