In addition to his role as Irish Chamber Vice President, Tom McCool heads up the Irish American Business & Cultural Network in Santa Barbara, CA. Check out an article below covering St. Patrick’s Day activities in sunny Santa Barbara!


By Bonnie Carroll

The Saint Patrick’s Celebration in the City of Santa Barbara is always packed with green fun, including parties, dinners at restaurants featuring Irish fare, parades, and special fundraising events with an Irish flavor.

The City of Santa Barbara currently has a variety of Sister City Programs that tie a variety of world destinations with the popular California seaside city, and Dingle, Ireland is one of the committees who provided a unique St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year that included the very talented Ceile Rua Irish dance troupe from the Gaelic League, a delicious authentic corned beef dinner with Irish soda bread, salad made with garden greens, and Guinness to wash it all down.

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