September 27 – St Paul SPOT picks

Tour! Connemara Patch Irish, October 1

Today is the last day to reserve your tickets for the Connemara Patch Irish town walking tour on Saturday, October 1, lead by 

by calling 651-855-8518.  Tour Oct 1,

1-4pm. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by parent. Adults $5. Rain date is the following day, 1-4 PM Sunday, October 2.  Printable tour flyer

This walking tour will take you to what used to be known as the Connemara Patch, an early Irish shanty town bordering Swede Hollow. Explore the area and learn about early Irish immigration.

In the heart of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, see the revered American Indian White Cliffs, Carver’s Cave and the historically significant 7th Street Improvement Arches. Hear about Ed Phelan’s murderous past, John Hay’s body washing up in Carver’s Cave and the scandal surrounding the Connemaras! 

Who were the Irish lads and lasses who survived the ocean voyage and hash Minnesota winters? What was life like in the shanty town? Who built stone homes, farmed the rich fields, and laid the rail road west?   See the  link for more information.

LAUNCH EVENT at James J. Hill House withLarry Millett

WhenSep 27, 2011 
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PMWhereJames J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102Contact Phone(651) 297-2555Add event to calendar

The Rose Ensemble
7:00 PM @ Merriam park public library

Description: Join members of The Rose Ensemble for a lecture and demonstration on music for its upcoming concert “Il Poverello: Exploring the Life and Deeds of St. Francis of Assisi.”


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