St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 17 | 5:00 pm
From the fields of Limerick where the Shine clan hails, wishing you and yours a Happy St. Patrick's Day! We prepared some Irish classics as only our Frank's kitchen can make them. Featuring Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon w/ Spinach Colcannon, Cottage Pie, Potato Leek Soup and Irish Soda Bread on the table plus beer and cocktail specials!
TRADITIONS AND FAMILY
We'd like to celebrate the heritage and culture of our Irish roots this St. Patrick's Day with a family story. Ever noticed the photo on the left hanging in our restaurant? It is of our lovely Nana, Mary Eileen Sheehan, and Pop, Michael Joseph Shine, on their wedding day in 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pop was a young member of Na Fianna Éireann, an Irish National Youth Movement that helped the Irish Volunteers who were fighting for Ireland's Independence. Although a treaty was signed in 1921, many of the Na Fianna Éireann still feared they would be imprisoned or killed so Pop escaped Ireland in 1924. Before he left, he and Nana had been a dating couple for several years. Pop was from Athea, County Limerick and Nana was only 8 miles away in Moyvanne, County Kerry. As the story goes, they met one night at a corner dance held on the border of both counties in the middle of the two country roads which crossed.
When Pop left, he promised he would call for her. A year later, the families helped Nana get passage to the States and she and Pop were married in 1925.
The photo on the right is of Nana (left) and her aunt the day she left Ireland.