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.   


October 20, 2023 - Halfway to St Patrick's Day Stroll

Starts 7PM at Ugly Dog Saloon.  Check in by 6:30 PM.  Stops include Lucy's, Little Bar on Gravier, Ryan's Irish Pub, Molly's at the Market, and Marigny Brasserie.  Live music will be waiting at the Marigny Brasserie.  Cost is $25 and includes free Guinness at all stops and a tee shirt for the first 100 registered.  To register, simply pay via Venmo or PayPal.  Our Venmo address is @Noladtirish and PayPal is  If paying for multiple people, please include the names of everyone for whom you are paying.  See you at the Ugly Dog Saloon!