What a great St. Patrick's Day morning it has been at The Raven's Nest in Walpole, Mass. This authentic-looking Irish pub and restaurant opened this morning at 5 a.m., serving traditional Irish breakfasts (and delicious scones) and offering live Irish music as well as step dancing and tap dancing from members and staff of the world-class caliber Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole. Reporter David Robichaud from WBZ-TV Channel 4 was there to cover the event and seemed to have a ball, talking it up and joking with many of the locals. The place was packed and the first pouring of the pint occurred at 8 a.m. Throughout the day, Irish music will be played and live entertainment will return tonight.
I can't say enough good things about The Raven's Nest. Husband and wife owners Mark and Maura McAuliffe have brought a true gathering place, of sorts, to the heart of downtown Walpole -- and with a dedication to what an Irish pub looks like from Mark's native land. The food is phenomenal!
Here are some of the specials on today's St. Patrick's Day menu at The Raven's Nest:
Full Irish Breakfast
(served St. Patrick's Day until noon and all weekend)
Guinness Beef Stew
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Fish and Chips
Bangers and Mash
Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich
Happy St. Patrick's Day and enjoy the video of Irish music and dance above!