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. Marching from founders' Roy Markey, Sr. and Edward "Bud Rip" Ripoll Jr.'s fine establishments in the Bywater to the heart of the French Quarter, we are the only club to march on St. Patrick's Day proper.  


  • Feb 10th- Block Party- The Ironworks, 612 Piety St, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Music by Gal Holiday. Food, drinks, prizes, merchandise vendors, 50/50 drawing.  Cost $5, kids free.
  • March 12th- Board Meeting, Jack Dempsey's
  • March 10th- Limo Ride- Meet at Jack Dempsey's for 11:00, leave at 12:00.
  • March 14th- General Meeting, Bud Rip's, 7:00. 
  • March 17th - Sunday- Parade, 6:00 start, line up at 4:00.