St. Patrick's Day in the Irish Channel!
There is a place in Uptown New Orleans called the 'Irish Channel.' Originally it was only one street, Adele Street, and ran only two blocks, from St. Thomas to Tchoupitoulas, and lay between Josephine Street and St. Andrew Street. However, today's Irish Channel covers this and more.
Regardless of how it got its name, there were originally many Irish-Americans living in this area. Some say that Irish seamen coming up the river would see the light outside Noud’s Ocean Home Saloon on Adele Street and cry out “There’s the Irish Channel!” Other's believe that Adele Street was often flooded after a rain and it seemed like a channel.
If you are near New Orleans during the time around St. Patrick's day, this is the place to be!