A Bit of the Emerald Isle in the Good Ol’ USA – Irish Streets and Irish Houses
Finding Yourself a Little Piece of Ireland Here in North America
The 17th of March is nearly upon us, which means that it is nearly the day of St. Patrick. A little bit of history for you: during this holiday, we celebrate every year to commemorate the death day of the man who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle. We do so to honor his accomplishment, driving the snakes (symbolic of the old Celtic pagan religion and its adherents) out of Ireland.
Typically, we honor and celebrate this feast day by drinking beer that’s been dyed green with food coloring and clogging the night away. Traditional meals of corned beef and cabbage are feasted upon, and everyone you know wears, at the very least, a bit of green in their wardrobe. This year, before you go in for the green beer festivities, take a few moments and walk through the many homes that could afford you a bit of Ireland right here in the U.S.
Houses for Sale on Streets With Irish Names
For starters, there’s this beautiful two-million dollar, six-bedroom, eight-bath home on a street called Pot of Gold in Huntsville, Texas. If you’re pinching your gold coins, this much more reasonably-priced four-bed, three-bath house on Rainbow Drive in Reserve, New Mexico is also a lucky find.
Or, why buy a home on Pot of Gold or Rainbow Drive, when you can purchase a house on Leprechaun Lane in either Olympia, Washington or Hudson, Florida? And if that’s not really your style, you can always move into this beautiful lakeside, half-million dollar, four-bedroom, three-bath home that sits on Shamrock Lane in Livingston, Montana.
Irish Towns Across the USA
If you’re looking for more than just an Irish street name, perhaps you’d consider relocating to an Irish town. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is also a popular city name in America. There’s a in Ohio, California, Georgia, and Virginia, as well as Dublins in Texas, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
There’s a town called Saint Patrick in the midwestern state of Missouri and a town named Clover down in South Carolina. We can’t get enough of our shamrocks so we found that there’s a Shamrock in Texas as well as Oklahoma. There’s an Ireland, West Virginia and a Donegal, Pennsylvania (a county in Ireland). There’s also a Galway, New York, and a Killarney, Florida, in case you’re interested in other Ireland-named cities.
If you can’t get enough of the Celtic inspired names, there are towns called Limerick located in the states of Illinois, Georgia, Louisville, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. There is a town named Erin in Tennesee, New York, and Wisconsin, and there are three Belfasts – one in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania. There’s even two towns named Kilkenny: one in Minnesota and another in New Hampshire.
Homes That Feature an Irish or Celtic Look
If you’re looking for more than an Irish street or an Irish-named town to move to, then you might consider a home with an Irish or Celtic look to the design, instead. You can choose this Irish country manor built on Dublin Drive in Bardstown, Kentucky, or this Irish country manor built lakeside on a double lot in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
If a manor house is actually a bit too much home for you, there’s this Irish Cottage in Santa Maria, California or this Irish storybook cottage in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. There’s even an Irish Channel Condo from the old Irish immigrant neighborhood in New Orleans on the market, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
So Many Little Slices of Ireland Across the U.S.A.
The U.S. is even home to the world’s smallest park, which was commemorated on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976 as “the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland.”
However you choose to commemorate St. Patrick’s day this year, whether you make one of the many bits of Ireland your new home in the U.S., or just drink your weight in green beer, remember that you’re only as far away from the Emerald Isle as your imagination permits.