​​​​​​​​​​​​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 3rd – General Meeting – Lucy’s: 701 Tchoupitoulas St @7PM

February 17th – General Meeting – Evangeline Lounge: 4501 Toulouse St @ 7PM

March 10th – General Meeting – Ugly Dog Saloon: 401 Andrew Higgins Blvd @ 7PM

March 17th – 2022 Parade 

New Orleans Downtown Irish Club