Last updated March 12, 2015

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Our Sixth Year of St. Patrick's Day Celebration!!!

Friday March 13th - Tuesday March 17th, 2015

Indoors: McGonigal's Pub & The Annex

**Free admission all five days**

Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Annex opens at 4 PM)

Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM (Annex opens at 4 PM)

Monday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM (Annex opens at 4 PM)

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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Our 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration - also for the past four years known as the Barrington Celtic Fest - will take place on Friday March 13th through Tuesday March 17th at McGonigal's Pub & The Annex, 105 S. Cook Street, right in the heart of downtown Barrington.  The agenda over the five days includes live music every day, Irish goods sold by our friends from The Irish Botique/Paddy's on the Square, various entertainment including Irish dancers, bagpipers, special guest appearances, promotional giveaways and of course plentiful availability of food and beverages.  Plus, admission is FREE all weekend & through St. Patrick's Day!

This is truly one huge party, but it's also one of the busiest weekends of the year for us (as it is with all other Irish pubs), so we need to make the proper adjustments in order to provide the best possible service.  To accommodate the crowds, on Friday 3/13 (after 4 PM), Saturday 3/14 (all day) and Tuesday 3/17 (all day), the Pub will be offering a limited food menu. This will be significantly smaller than our usual daily offerings but much more expanded than what we were able to do in previous years.  Most of the usual Irisah favorites will be offered, and there will be several kid-friendly choices too.  The other three days our full menu will be available, but note that through most of the weekend we will likely be using paper and plastic for food service and bar drinks.  There will be NO special seating or reservations of any type taken for the duration of the Celtic Fest.  Seating specifically for dining will be available in our Pub 2nd level and in The Annex on a first come, first served basis.  We apologize for any inconveniences.  Additionally, NO COUPONS, regular daily food & drink specials and/or special promotional discounts will be honored March 13-17.

Our celebration is focused on food, drink and fun, and families are welcome and encouraged to attend during the daytime hours - especially on Sunday when the "family day" is in effect!  Regular Pub rules of 21+ of age required after 9:00 PM are in effect every day. However, please use your best discretion with younger children at all other times... it's still a busy weekend and St. Patrick's Day at an Irish Pub, which inevitably becomes more of an adult holiday as the evening hours arrive. 

One last note - with St. Patrick's Day on a Tuesday this year, logistically we felt it necessary to forgo the large festival tent we've had in the pastů but weather pending on Saturday March 14th we we will have an expanded open outdoor area for patrons, right outside the Pub.  Regardless - rain or shine - our five-day celebration will be THE place to be in the region!

  Entertainment Lineups & Venue Info

(start and end times subject to minor changes)

Friday March 13th

Pub Main Level

(11 AM - 2 AM)

9 PM - Midnight: TRIADD (LIVE)

Pub Upper Level

(5 PM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining

The Annex

(5 PM - 1 AM)

9 PM - Midnight:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas (LIVE)

Saturday March 14th

Main Level

(11 AM - 2 AM)

12 PM - 3 PM:  Seamus O'Kane (LIVE)

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Morgan Fingleton (LIVE)

9 PM - 1 AM:  The Gravediggers (LIVE)

Upper Level

(11 AM - 2 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music, jukebox

9 PM - 1 AM:  Sons of Bildor (LIVE)

The Annex

(11 AM - 2 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music, jukebox

9 PM - 1 AM:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas (LIVE)

Sunday March 15th

"Family Day"

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Main Level

(11 AM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining

Upper Level

(11 AM - 8 PM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music

2:30 PM - 3 PM:  Trinity Irish Dancers (LIVE)

3:30 PM - 4 PM:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

4:30 PM - 5 PM:  Flannery Irish School of Dance (LIVE)

The Annex

(4 PM - 8 PM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music, jukebox

Monday March 16th

Main Level

(11 AM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining

9 PM - Midnight:  Cirrus Falcon (LIVE)

Upper Level

Closed today, will open Tuesday for lunch

The Annex

(4 PM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music, jukebox

Tuesday March 17th

Main Level


(10 AM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music

4:30 PM - 8 PM:  The Ragged Rascals (LIVE)

9 PM - 12:30 PM:  The Messengersi (LIVE)

Upper Level

(11 AM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music, jukebox

The Annex

(11 AM - 1 AM)

Open for drinking & dining, Irish music

4:30 PM - 8 PM:  The Tooles (LIVE)

9 PM - 12:30 AM:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas (LIVE)

  Limited Food Menu

In order to best accommodate everyone, it's necessary for us to make some temporary adjustments to our normal operations.  We apologize for any inconveniences,

LIMITED FOOD MENU in effect on these dates:

Friday March 13 - 4:00 PM until Close

Saturday March 14 - All Day

Tuesday March 17 - All Day

Paper and plastic serving ware will be used when limited menu is in effect

Regular (full) menu and service available on Sunday March 15 & Monday March 16



Five piece fried chicken fingers served with our house curry dipping sauce   8.95


Golden fries served with our house curry dipping sauce   5.95


A generous portion of golden tater tots   5.95


Served with your choice of either Pub fries, tater tots or house-made cole slaw.


Corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on marble rye with Thousand Island dressing   10.95


Corned beef, marble rye, swiss cheese, served hot or cold   9.95


Served Plain or with Chili & Cheese - Jumbo vienna beef hot dog and your choice of sides   6.95


Deep fried cod with lettuce, tomato, red onion and tartar sauce served on a brioche bun   12.50


Fried chicken breast, provolone cheese, roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, served on a pretzel bun   10.50



Crispy fried cod with pub fries, house-made coleslaw

and tartar sauce   13.95


Ground lamb and beef, carrots, peas, onions, topped with mashed potatoes, herb gravy and white cheddar cheese   13.50


Corned beef with boiled potatoes, green cabbage and carrots, served with horseradish cream sauce   12.95



House-made dressing with croutons

small 4.50    large 7.95


Bowl 6.00


Bowl 5.50


Available for children 12 and under.

Choice of Pub fries, fruit cup, carrot sticks or apple sauce.   Includes a small drink (fountain soda, milk or juice)


MAC & CHEESE   5.95


Please also note that draft beers, wines and mixed drinks will be served in plastic cups for the duration of the event.  Beer cans and bottles will also be served.


Sunday Family Day (March 15th)

We welcome all parents and kids to visit the Pub on our special "Family Day", Sunday March 15th.  Our 2nd level will be open for dining and we have THREE sets of Irish dancers in the afternoon:

2:30 PM - 3 PM:  Trinity Irish Dancers (LIVE)

3:30 PM - 4 PM:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

4:30 PM - 5 PM:  Flannery Irish School of Dance (LIVE)

We may have other special guest, kid-friendly diversions as well!

Visit our favorite Irish merchant - The Irish Boutique/Paddy's On The Square - for an amazing selection of Irish clothing and products!

Our full food menu and regular Pub service will be in effect, along with a couple treats for the kids:

$3.50 Root Beer Floats

$2.50 Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (two scoops)

We're also offering the "adult" drink specials, today only:

$6 Bloody Marys (or $8 for an Absolut Bloody Mary)

$5 Mimosas

$2.50 Miller Lite Pint Drafts

$12 buckets of Bud/Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller products

  Retail Partipicants

Irish American News

The Irish Boutique/Paddy's On The Square

Identity Custom Sportswear

McGonigal's Pub / The Annex

Town & Country Distributors


The entire event is located in downtown Barrington, centered around McGonigal’s Pub at 105 S. Cook Street, which is located one block east of Rt. 59 (Hough Street) and half a block south of Lake-Cook Road (Main Street).  Access to the event via the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Rail is very convenient as the event is located only two blocks west of the Barrington Station.  Plentiful & free parking is available all weekend in the Metra station, and also in the downtown Barrington area

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