Sheridan’s Celebrates 10 Years

After a decade, the luck of the Irish is still strong as Sheridan’s gears up to host its annual St. Paddy’s Day party.

Few can pilot an authentic Irish celebration quite like Joe and Shirley Sheridan. The husband-and-wife owners of Sheridan’s Irish Pub (44 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, 659-5566, hail from Dublin and Mullingar, respectively, and pride their business on downhome Irish faves like boxty, sausage and mash, and shepherd’s pie. They also bestow members of the pub’s 267-strong mug club with pewter mugs made in Shirley’s hometown. With all the Irish spirit, it’s no surprise that Sheridan’s—which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December—is plotting a four-day party around St. Patrick’s Day. An all-day block party, featuring DJs, live music, food, drinks and, yes, adult tricycle rides, commences on March 14, followed by a town parade on Sunday. On the official holiday (March 17), Sheridan’s hosts an Irish breakfast, along with pipers, dancers and more. To help promote the town, the owners have forged connections with various community organizations and nearby Painted Stave Distillery. Says Shirley, “We all want to give people more reasons to visit Smyrna.”

Photograph By Chelsea Memmolo 

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