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What: Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Feast at Ciro’s Tavern [UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS]


When: Thursday, March 15, 6pm


Where: Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry (42 Cherry St., Woonsocket)


Museum of Work & Culture Celebrates St. Patrick’s Festivities at Ciro’s Tavern


(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day party – an evening of Irish music, dance, history, and a traditional feast – will return to Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry on Thursday, March 15, at 6pm.


The cocktail hour will feature Irish fiddle and uilleann pipe music by Bob Drouin and Torrin Ryan. Drouin is a co-founder of the Celtic band Pendragon and the Blackstone River Theatre. He has been anchoring the Irish Music Session at Patrick’s Pub in Providence for over 20 years. Ryan is an All-Ireland Champion on the uilleann pipes.


Dinner entertainment will include great Irish sing-alongs and ballads with performances from Irish native Kieran Keating, Fr. Michael Woolley, Stephanie Mahon and friends, along with dancers from the award-winning Tir na Nog school of Irish dance.


The evening will also include a trivia game featuring questions about the history of the local Irish community.


The menu will include soda bread, potato soup, Irish shepherd's pie, a corned beef carving station, boiled cabbage, carrots, potatoes, a festive green cocktail, and dessert upstairs in Ciro's Hampton Court.


All proceeds will benefit the MoWC’s educational and public programs.


Tickets for the event are $45 and are available for purchase at the MoWC or online at For more information, please call (401) 769-9675.


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About the Museum of Work & Culture

The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.


About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work & Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.