Three Irish bars announce day off, road closures and extra precautions put in place for St. Paddy’s Day in New Orleans
The City of New Orleans have announced guidelines put in place ahead of St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the actual holiday on March 17.
This year’s parade and block party were canceled in alignment with the City’s current COVID-19 protocols. Although, the Irish Channel are hosting a charitable alternative.
This week, barricades have been staged and set up as needed, and access to Third Street (between Magazine and Constance streets), is restricted.
NOPD will only allow residents to enter this area. NOPD will effect street closures only if circumstances warrant them.
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar, two neighboring bars in the Irish Channel, and Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Mid-City confirmed they decided to voluntarily close all day March 17.
There are still plenty of Irish pubs across the city hosting drink and food specials for the big day and throughout the week.
Although the usual street parties of New Orleans have been put on hold for Mardi Gras, and now St. Patrick’s Day, the city’s spirits remain hopeful as the vaccination rolls out across the country.
In other news: Mass Vaccination Site Now Open At New Orleans Convention Center
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