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Historic Inn,Lodging, HotelIrish Week and St. Patrick’s Day in Annapolis should be celebrated at just the right Irish spots, so you will need to know the top bars and restaurants that pay homage to the culture and heritage of Ireland.

Below are the six top Irish places in or near Annapolis recommended by TripAdvisor reviews, receiving at least 4 out of 5 stars. Part 1 will cover the first three. Click on each for more information.

Let’s start with an old Irish blessing.

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and the rain fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Castlebay Irish Pub

Established in October 1998, Castlebay’s owner is Vincent Quinlan, a native of Dublin, Ireland. He worked hard to recreate the look and atmosphere of a friendly Dublin City pub in the middle of downtown Annapolis. Quinlan wanted his place to make all feel welcome and enjoy themselves, and he has succeeded.

Fado Irish Pub

Fado endeavors to meet all Irish and Pub standards. They provide most every contemporary tavern favorite, along with rotating specials that are all made fresh from scratch in their kitchen. They offer a high-quality menu that can please every appetite from brunch all the way to a late night dinner. The also stock the best Guinness in town, surrounded by a terrific selection of European and craft beer.

Galway Bay Irish Pub

Located in a beautiful historic building, the Galway Bay Irish Pub takes care to provide a relaxed and happy atmosphere. They work hard to provide excellent customer service with a touch of Irish hospitality. According to management, you can be a regular Annapolitan or a tourist from out of town and “enjoy a beverage, a meal and a smile.”

Part 2 will cover three more top Irish places in Annapolis. Let’s close with an old Irish blessing for St. Patrick’s Day.

May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”

Your Inn Near the Top Irish Places

The top Irish bars and restaurants in the Annapolis area are near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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