Hundreds brave the rain: Mckinney’s Irish Pub hosts Pre St. Patrick’s Day Street Party

The pub held its annual street party on Saturday. The day was packed with music, games, prizes and drinks.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A little rain didn’t stop people from heading to the Haymarket on Saturday for Mckinney’s annual street party. Hundreds attended the event, which had a large tent outside for guests, as well as the pub area.

“This is that feeling that sense that we’re getting back to normal,” guest Scott Mulholand said. “We’re doing the things right to get back to that sense of normalcy. This is that step in the right direction. It feels great. Honestly for me its getting that spirit back again that’s what we want.”

There was music, drink specials, tailgate games, giveaways, a Lucky Charms eating contest, and of course the bar. Several people dressed in green and St. Patrick’s Day attire.

The staff is thankful they were able to put on the event even during a pandemic.

“We’re just really thankful and glad we actually get to have an event like this with COVID and everything like this,” General Manager Lauren Hull said. “A year ago, everything shut down on St. Patrick’s day. We’re just grateful to have an event like this and get the support from the town.”

For the Irish, they want to keep the tradition alive.

“We felt a little safer this year coming, and that it might be better for the community,” Vice President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Dylan Tilley said. “We decided to come out this year.”

 

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