St. Patrick's Day celebrations

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The Rev. Gerald P. Ragan (middle) talks about Dennis Cahill during an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Cahill memorial. Cahill was an Irish immigrant who drowned in the Augusta Canal in 1902 as he tried to save a little girl. She also died.   MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
The Rev. Gerald P. Ragan (middle) talks about Dennis Cahill during an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Cahill memorial. Cahill was an Irish immigrant who drowned in the Augusta Canal in 1902 as he tried to save a little girl. She also died.

WHAT: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in downtown Augusta

WHEN: 2-9 p.m. today

WHERE: After the annual parade on Broad Street, an Irish heritage festival will be held at Augusta Common with food, vendors, children’s attractions and live music.

COST: Free

MORE INFORMATION: Call (706) 821-1754 for more information.

MORE TO DO THIS WEEKEND

AIKEN TRIALS: Gates open at 10 a.m. at Aiken Training Track, 538 Two Notch Road SE. The cost is $15 plus $15 parking at the gate. Visit aikentrainingtrack.com.

AUGUSTA INVITATIONAL REGATTA: Races start at 8:10 a.m. on Langley Pond. The event is free. Visit augustarowingclub.org.

CHARITABLE 5KSFive runs or walks are being held across the area. Charities include the American Heart Association and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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soapy_725 03/16/13 - 09:37 am
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Set the record straight on Irish peasant food.....
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They ate ham and cabbage, not corned beef. Beef was to expensive for poor Irish. Corned Beef is an Americanization of traditional Irish Fare.

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Lord grant that I may always be right, for Thou knowest I am hard to turn - - Anonymous

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