Instead of lamenting the passing of the Purple Shamrock, The Glynn Hospitality Group, which owns the Purple Shamrock, hosted an Irish Wake today. An empty casket, trailed by bag pipers paraded from The Black Rose Pub to a final resting place inside the Purple Shamrock.
Only in Boston are pubs elevated so highly. I missed the wake but from what I understand, despite taking place during the middle of the day, it was well attended. I’ve not been to The Shamrock in quite a few years, but it does have the distinction of being where I celebrated my 21st birthday (all those years ago).
Sláinte Purple Shamrock