Monarch Landing Irish Celebrate St. Patrick's Day All Year Long
Mar 16, 2016 5:05 PM -
Ah, March. Birds twitter, brown grass gives way to spring green, and a certain Irish saint makes everyone a little happier. At Monarch Landing senior living community in Naperville, residents in the Irish Heritage Club celebrate their love of Erin all year long, particularly the week of St. Patrick's Day, when everyone--Irish or otherwise--catches the shamrock spirit. This year, special events include a presentation of one man's Emerald Isle bicycle adventure, bagpipe players from the Emerald Society, featuring Naperville Deputy Police Chief Brian Cunningham, the talented young dancers from the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, and music from the Chicago Irish School of Music. All week long, Irish food is on the menu, seasoned with a generous dash of conviviality. "We'll have happy hour, tell Irish jokes, and sing 'Danny Boy.' There's something magical about Ireland that brings out joy in everyone," said Monarch Landing licensed clinical social worker Jennifer Shea, who plays the Celtic fiddle with the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club every Sunday.