St. Bernard Parish Library has the luck of the Irish

Patrick McCarty

The St. Bernard Parish Library has found the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as it celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but two visits by Mr. Patrick McCarty from the Irish Cultural Museum in New Orleans.

On Saturday, March 11th, Mr. McCarty will be the featured speaker at the library’s Calling All Adults program set for 10:30 a.m. at the library’s main branch located at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette.

Hibernophiles, or people who love all things Irish, will enjoy the free hour-long program entitled, St. Patrick’s Day: In New Orleans, American, and Abroad.

Information about the cultural and historical significance of St. Patrick’s Day in our area, throughout the United States and elsewhere in the world will be discussed. A brief question and answer session will follow.

Younger readers will be treated to another visit with Mr. McCarty when he returns as a guest reader

at the library’s Tales on Tuesdays 1 p.m. session on March 14th. He will share an Irish tale and participants will make a take-home craft.  All materials will be provided for this free story time session.

Mr. Patrick McCarty is the curator for the Irish Cultural Museum. He’s been with the museum since February of 2016.

Prior to being hired by the Irish Cultural Museum, Mr. McCarty was involved in library work, first as an assistant then supervisor in his native Livingston, LA and Jackson, MS. Mr. McCarty is an alumnus of Baton Rouge Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.

Mr. McCarty is proud of his Irish roots and has had a lifelong fascination with Ireland and Irish affairs, culture and history. He currently resides in Livingston, LA.

For more information, please stop by the library at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., call us at 504-279-0448, visit our website at or like us on Facebook.