Atlanta city officials say Prime Minister Enda Kenny will visit Atlanta to help commemorate the 151st anniversary of an Irishman's work to save parts of the city from destruction during the Civil War. He will also serve as the grand marshall of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
You'll be able to get green beer at bars in Savannah this Sunday, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday afternoon. The new law allows bars to sell alcohol on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, defined as March 16-18. State law previously banned alcohol sales in bars on Sundays across Georgia. The Savannah City Council voted in early February to permit bars to operate during the festival.
New York has the Ball Drop. Atlanta has the Peach Drop. Now, Savannah is starting its own tradition to ring in the new year. It involves a giant replica of a plastic cup. The cup celebrates a Savannah tradition: being able to drink on the streets year-round. The six-foot-tall steel and plastic cup replicates those taken "to go" from bars.
St. Patrick's Day revelers will have plenty to do on the Savannah waterfront this weekend. But they won't have a tall ship to visit. The U.S. Coast Guard is cancelling the appearance of the 259 ft. barque U.S.S. Eagle.
Another record crowd is expected at this year's St. Patrick's Day festival in Savannah. Just as last year, this year's holiday falls on a weekend. And that's prompted officials once again to tweak the rules aimed at managing crowds.