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Sober St. Patrick's Day® 5 minute video



News Coverage of Sober St. Patrick's Day®

"Sober St. Patrick’s Day in NYC"
(Irish Voice, March 26, 2014) read here

"Students organize sober St. Patrick's Day events, combat binge drinking"
(USA TODAY College, March 17, 2014) read here

"Going sober for St. Paddy's Day"
(NY Metro, March 17, 2014) read here

"Ireland Makes the Entire World Green with Envy"
(Irish Sun, March 16, 2014) read here

"The Many Performers of Sober St. Patrick's Day party at Cathedral High School in New York"
(Irish Voice, March 12, 2014) read here

"Appalachia promises to be spectacular"
(Irish Echo, March 12, 2014) read here

"Good Things Come In Moderation"
(Irish World, March 5, 2014) read here

"World class musicians, mighty singers, phenominal dancers!"
(Irish Echo, March 5, 2014) read here

"In Focus: William Spencer Reilly"
(Irish Voice, February 26, 2014) read here

"St. Patrick's Day without alcohol"
(Irish Echo, February 26, 2014) read here

"Sober St. Patrick’s Day Returns, Bigger and Better"
(Irish Voice, February 20, 2014) read here

"Phoenix House AmeriCorps Get Their Green On at Sober St. Patrick's Day in NYC"
(Phoenix House, April 8, 2013) read here

"Hats Off to Sober St. Patrick's Day"
(Huffington Post, March 18, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day: Photos of a New Way to Celebrate"
(Time.com, March 17, 2013) read here

"News & Events: Sober St. Patrick's Day"
(Heroes in Recovery, March 16, 2013) read here

"Erin go beerless: In the mood for a Guinness-free St. Paddy's Day?"
(New York Post , March 15, 2013) read here

"Alternative St. Patrick's Day: How to celebrate without a beer glass or a green T-shirt in sight"
(NY Press, March 15, 2013) read here

"New Yorkers Work For A Sober Saint Patrick's Day While Maine Enables"
(Forbes.com, March 15, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Patty's Day Goes Global"
(TheFix.com, March 15, 2013) read here

"More Irish people pushing for an abstemious St. Paddy's Day"
(AM-NY Newspaper , March 14, 2013) read here

"Notes from the Meeting Table: 2nd Annual Sober St. Patrick's Day Event"
(NYC Coalition Blog, March 13, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day a musical festival"
(Irish Central, March 9, 2013) read here

"William Spencer Reilly, creator of Sober St. Patrick's Day®, is interviewed by radio host Adrian Flannelly"
(Irish Radio, March 9, 2013) listen here

"TV producer's plea: Don't waste St. Patrick's Day getting wasted"
(NY Daily News, March 9, 2013) read here

"Second Annual Sober St. Patrick's Day"
(Freedom Institute, March 7, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Pat’s Day Gains Momentum"
(Irish Voice, March 6, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Pat’s a Musical Feast"
(Irish Central, March 6, 2013) read here

"Organizers in bid to expand ‘Sober St. Patrick’s Day’ throughout the U.S."
(Irish Central, March 6, 2013) read here

"Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan!"
(Blog.ParkFast.com, March 4, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day® Returns to NYC on March 16, 2013"
(PR.com, March 1, 2013) read here

"Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day"
(Afrmortgage.com, March 1, 2013) read here

"Sober St Patrick’s Day returns to New York and spreads to Belfast"
(Irish Central, February 26, 2013) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day® Returns to NYC on March 16, 2013"
(Addiction Treatment Providers Association, February 20, 2013) read here

"Austin Comerton interviews our founder William Spencer Reilly "
(The Gaelic Hour, Radio Show, December 16, 2012) listen here

"Man who established alcohol free St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York turns his eyes on Irelands"
(Irish Central, November 11, 2012) read here

"Ditch the drink and find some pride"
(Irish Times, November 6, 2012) read here



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Additional media coverage for Sober St. Patrick's Day® 2012


"Sober St. Patrick’s Day Soiree at Regis a Rousing Success"
(Catholic New York, March 21, 2012) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2012 Highlighted by Malachy McCourt, the Mulvihill-Lynch Irish Dancers, Tara Conner and Many More!"
(WhomYouKnow.com, March 19, 2012) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's: Drunken Past, Sparkling Future"
(The Huffington Post, The Blog, Gerit Quealy, March 19, 2012) read here

"Hats Off to Sober St. Patrick's Day"
(The Huffington Post, March 18, 2012) read here

"St Patrick's events around the world"
(IrishTimes.com, March 18, 2012) read here

"Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Sober? (VIDEO)"
(PIX11, March 17, 2012) watch here

"Five Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day"
(The Wall Street Journal, Speak Easy, March 17, 2012) read here

"Somers man starts new St. Patrick's Day tradition: Party without the booze"
(Lohud.com, March 16, 2012) read here

"How St. Patrick’s Traditions Got Their Start"
(The New York Press, March 14, 2012) read here

"Somers man plans Sober St. Patrick’s Day "
(The Northern Westchester, March 14, 2012) read here

"GUEST ESSAY: Celebrate a sober St. Patrick's Day"
(MPNnow.com, March 14, 2012) read here

"St. Patrick’s Day the sober way"
(The Irish Echo, March 14, 2012) read here

"NYC Hosts Sober St. Patrick's Day"
(TheFix.Com, March 13, 2012) read here

"A sober, not sober-sided, celebration"
(The Irish Echo Online, March 14, 2012) read here

"Family Friendly St. Patrick's Day Offers Celebration, Without the Hangover"
(DnaInfo.com, March 12, 2012) read here

"Sober St. Patrick’s Day in New York a sellout success"
(IrishCentral.com, March 22, 2012) read here

"Sober St. Patrick’s Day"
(Blog: Sparks from the Fire, March 2012) read here

"A New Greening: Sober St. Patrick’s Day"
(RecoveryView.com, March 7, 2012) read here

"A Sober St. Patrick’s Day? Is such a thing possible? In New York City?"
(The Together Magazine) read here

"A sober St. Patrick's Dat Party is goal of new Manhattan event"
(The Irish Central, February 29, 2012) read here

"Sober St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating the Real Beauty of the Irish People"
(The Huffington Post, February 26, 2012) read here


 

Russell Brand on Sober St. Patrick's Day®