What better way is there to tell your Da how much you love him, value him and respect him than to take him to your local Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant? Now not many folk are aware that Fathers Day in America has some interesting Celtic connections, so if there’s any Irish in you at all – or if you just wish there were – head off to Claddagh.
The Irish Mirror reminded us all that Fathers Day is on June 21st and it will be on us before we know it. So it’s time to plan.
Whether it’s just going to be you and him or a whole gang of you, you will have the time of your lives in the greatest Irish pub and restaurant in existence (outside of Ireland, that is.) So if you can’t celebrate your Da, your Dad, your Best Buddy, your Hero, by going to Ireland – well we brought some pieces of Ireland to you.
What would be his favorite meal, do you think? What about starting off with buffalo wings or, you could make it our famous Shamrock Wings – both are there for him to choose. Or what about a plate of slow roasted BBQ pulled pork done to a turn and served up as our Guinness BBQ Boxty? Is he a burgers man? Great! The Claddagh Signature Burger will be here waiting for him. And to finish with, what could be better than a wonderful Banoffee Pie or a piece of Bread Pudding? Our menus are superb and cover the full range from kids to grown-ups and from pure Irish to first class American.
Now, apart from St. Patrick’s Day which is one hundred per cent Irish, as you know, what’s Irish about Fathers Day? Well, did you know that Sonora Dodd, who worked so hard to bring Fathers Day to America (and to Ireland) had ancestors who came from Wales – the exact same place where St. Patrick, himself, was born?
The very first Fathers Day was celebrated in 1910 but it wasn’t until 1972 that President Nixon declared it a holiday. President Nixon had strong connections with the Emerald Isle. One of his ancestors was a man called Thomas Millhous (you’ll remember the President’s middle name) who came from Carrickfergus in 1699 and another was James Moore who immigrated from Balleymoney in 1777. Both towns being in County Antrim where you will find the Giant’s Causeway built by Finn MacCool, himself, according to legend.
So celebrating Fathers Day in an Irish pub is not only going to be a grand time for you all but it is also proof positive that there’s a lot of Irish in you. Which one will you bring him to? Check them out, here, so we can personally wish you – and him – a hundred thousand welcomes.