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New Georgetown Pub Boasts St. Patrick Statue From Ireland

Ri Ra opens its doors on M Street.

A large statue of St. Patrick sits behind the bar at the new Georgetown Ri Ra Irish Pub. (Ri Ra Georgetown Facebook photo)
A large statue of St. Patrick sits behind the bar at the new Georgetown Ri Ra Irish Pub. (Ri Ra Georgetown Facebook photo)
A St. Patrick statue has made its way from Wicklow, Ireland to Georgetown's M Street, and it seems to be a real attention-getter for the 10th Ri Ra Irish Pub to open in the U.S. 

Ri Ra Irish Pub opened its Georgetown doors in December after months of preparation, but a few days before its planned January opening. 

And now that the restaurant has opened, Georgetowners can goggle the decorative pieces from preserved 19th and early 20th century Irish pubs. The Irish "relics," including the statue of St.Patrick, were shipped from Ireland to the U.S. and installed into the M Street retail space. 

The Ri Ra Georgetown Facebook page followed the the statue, not unlike the Travelocity gnome, throughout its journey, posting on Dec. 30 that "St. Patrick has arrived at his new home on M Street." 

Aside from the statue, the pub boasts Magners Irish Cider and Smithwick's on tap, as well as an upstairs whiskey room coming soon. 

The pub's Facebook page puts it in the $10-$30 price range. It is open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday. 

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