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Joe Biden was installed as Vice President. Danny Boyle won the Academy Award for Best Director. Mickey Rourke wrestled his demons to the mat, and almost snatched an Oscar himself. Conan O’Brien is about to take over The Tonight Show. Amid all the other high-profile racial and ethnic gains in America lately, has anyone noticed that it’s been an auspicious year so far for the Irish?

Feel like celebrating? Check out the 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire on Saturday, March 14. The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Third Street and Virginia, ending at Margaret T. Hance Park and the Irish Cultural Center, both at 1106 North Central Avenue. There the Faire, featuring traditional music including bagpipes, step dancing, vendors, genealogy, kids’ activities, food, and, of course, Guinness, continues until 5 p.m.

Sat., March 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009


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