New Orleans Downtown Irish Club

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Downtown Irish Club, Inc is a social organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Irish Identity in the New Orleans. Celebrating our Irish heritage throughout each and every year since 1976, the Downtown Irish Club maintains that "everyone is Irish for a day", making our membership rich and diverse. We march from founders' Roy Markey, Sr. and Edward "Bud Rip" Ripoll Jr.'s iconic establishments in the Bywater to the heart of the French Quarter. We're the only parade annually on St. Patrick's Day Proper with parade stops on Frenchmen, Decatur and Tchoupitoulas! Come out and enjoy the festivities that surround St Patrick's Day. For those interested in membership in the Downtown Irish Club and walking the historic parade route, come meet with us at one of the General Meetings listed below or apply on our Applications Page.   


February 8th – General Meeting/Mixer Open to Public – 7:00 PM Evangeline Lounge (4501 Toulouse St, New Orleans)

February 23rd – General Meeting/Mixer Open to Public – 7:00 PM Lucy's (701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans)

March 5th - Block Party @Washington Square (Frenchmen St and Royal St) - 12 Noon - 4:00 PM - Open to Public, Live Music - bring your lawn chairs.  No entrance fee. Cash only for food and drinks. ATM's will be on site.  

March 9th – General Meeting/Mixer Open to Public  – 7:00 PM Ugly Dog Saloon (401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans)

March 17th – 2023 Parade - 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Begins at Washington Park and ends at Ugly Dog Saloon on Tchoupitoulas St.  After party to follow the Parade. See route tab for the route and stops.