Saturday, March 28, 2015

Angels Among Us: Check Out the On-going Celebrity News in Savannah, Georgia USA

SAVANNAH Georgia --  Romantic Inns in downtown Savannah love to share the character-rich local stories and Savannah events that will appeal to regional and international tourists!

An eccentric's block party and parade are planned for Sunday, March 29, 2015 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m), in Lafayette Square to celebrate the birthday of Savannah native, Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), a Pulitzer Prize winning author. You'll find out, if you go, that Savannah's local color and atmosphere are engaging!

It's sure to be a street scene that photographers will adore -- people dressed in everything character-rich from their mother's and grandmother's trunks or tag sales, Sweet Thunder Strolling Band parading with party-goers as though cast members entertaining through the square.  See Flannery O'Connor Parade photos. Also, A Good Woman Is Hard to Find: Baltimore Artist Starts Flannery O’Connor Parade and Block Party in Savannah, GA by 
Yes, Miss O'Connor is still news! "Happy birthday Flannery O'Connor, avatar of the Southern grotesque" reads the headline by David L. Ulin in the Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2015.
Johnny Mercer offers contemporary news also! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrating with the Irish: St. Patrick's Day in Savannah, Georgia USA

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- A dozen Romantic Inns in Savannah encourage St. Patrick's Day revelers to explore beyond the sea of emerald green commercialism, Kiss Me I'm Irish, green grits, green donuts, and beer-on-the-run for more Irish heritage. 

Sergeant William Jasper monument, Madison Square
Savannah, Georgia USA. Unveiled February 22, 1888.
Photo Courtesy Sandy Traub
The Irish who immigrated to Savannah are among the builders of our nation. The successes of nineteenth century Georgia and Savannah – including construction of canals, highways, railroads, and military -- require robust recognition to Irish laborers, merchants, and volunteer militia men.  Even shoes "for the entire family, and for the slaves as well, were made by the typical cobbler of those early days, an Irishman who made the rounds of the new settlement each year." (Source: History of Savannah)

When visiting modern-day Savannah, "Hostess City of the South", we invite you to do more than peer into the windows of Savannah's restored 19th century homes. Book your lodging with us to enjoy an immersive experience in Savannah culture, including entertainment, food and southern storytelling.
Check for a Ceili (pronounced kee-lee), an Irish word meaning party, specifically one with live musicians, dancing, or general merriment. Some of our Romantic Inns will be hosting one for their lodging guests, or the innkeeper will point you to the Irish pubs where one is surely going on ... not only during St. Patrick's Day festivities!