In Uncategorized | By Fogo Island Inn | January 31, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day at Fogo Island Inn

Here, on Fogo Island, Irish heritage runs four centuries deep. In the community of Tilting, where families with surnames such as Foley, Dwyer and McGrath, Burke and Greene reside, there are no strangers, only friends you’ve yet to meet.

Family names, place names and the lilting local dialect are not the only ways in which this heritage can be seen and felt. Amidst the rugged natural beauty of the land, the tiny coastal community is home to fishers, storytellers and musicians whose ancestral knowledge harkens back to the Emerald Isle.

Outside of Ireland, herself, there may be no place on Earth more Irish than Tilting. Situated on the very northeast tip of Fogo Island, she may be an ocean away but she’s just the next parish over from Inishmore.

In honour of the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Fogo Island Inn will be commemorating its neighbours in Tilting with celebrations in the Parish Hall, a traditional Irish supper, a variety of outdoor activities and a special screening in the Cinema.

Leading up to the March 17, 2017 weekend, be sure to keep your eyes peeled as our friendly leprechaun, Jiggs, spreads his luck throughout our Inn.

For those wishing to join in the merriment, and to meet Jiggs in person, click here for more information.