The Irish Channel Neighborhood of New Orleans

A white historic mansion surrounded by oak trees within New Orleans' Garden District neighborhood near the Hotel Mazarin.

WHY THE IRISH CHANNEL NEIGHBORHOOD IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN NEW ORLEANS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The Irish Channel Neighborhood of New Orleans is a vibrant and historic community located just outside of the French Quarter. The neighborhood has a rich history dating back to the 19th century and is known for its strong Irish heritage, friendly residents, and beautiful architecture.

History of the Neighborhood

The Irish Channel was first settled in the early 1800s by Irish immigrants attracted to the city’s thriving port and commerce. Over the years, the neighborhood has become a melting pot of  worldwide cultures, but the Irish influence remains strong. Visitors to the neighborhood can see this heritage on display in the many historic homes and buildings. Most of which have been beautifully restored and preserved.

Must See Attractions and Festivities

One of the most iconic buildings in the Irish Channel is St. Mary’s Assumption Church, built in 1845. It is the oldest Irish Catholic church in New Orleans and has played an essential role in the community for over 175 years. The church’s beautiful stained glass windows and intricate woodwork are just a few of the architectural details that make this building unique.

An iconic tradition in the Irish Channel is the historic St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which occurs every year on March 17. The engaging celebration is one of the country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades, attracting thousands of visitors worldwide. The parade features colorful floats, lively music, and plenty of food and drinks.

Nightlife and Fashion

The Irish Channel is also known for its vibrant nightlife scene, with a variety of bars and restaurants that offer something for everyone. Whether someone is looking for a casual bar to grab a drink with friends or a more upscale dining experience, the Irish Channel has them covered.

Some of the most popular spots in the neighborhood include Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant and Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar. In recent years, the Irish Channel has also become a popular destination for shopping, with a variety of boutique shops, antique stores, and art galleries that offer unique and handcrafted goods. The neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best vintage clothing shops, where people can find one-of-a-kind pieces from past decades.

The Irish Channel Experience

The rich heritage, beautiful architecture, and thriving nightlife make the Irish Channel Neighborhood a must-visit destination. Whether someone is a resident or just visiting for the first time, they’re sure to find plenty to explore and enjoy in this unique and vibrant neighborhood.

Stay at Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to experience St. Patrick’s Day and the neighborhoods of New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today.

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ROOMS

The Hotel Mazarin’s rooms and suites offer New Orleans style and comfort in the French Quarter during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras Season. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Crystal chandeliers and porcelain tiles decorate every room, and most come with stunning French Quarter views perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

CORPORATE

The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

WEDDING

The Hotel Mazarin is a New Orleans bride’s dream come true. Our boutique Mardi Gras hotel hosts traditional and intimate New Orleans weddings and ceremonies in the French Quarter with stunning and sophisticated venues for a truly memorable wedding experience. Our treasured wedding venues are the Queen Anne Courtyard, La Louisiane, and Fleur de Lis Suite.

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The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • BLACK PENNY
  • CAFE DU MONDE
  • BOURBON ST.
  • ANTIEAU GALLERY
  • PATRICK’S BAR VIN
  • JUSTINE
  • LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR
  • PRESERVATION JAZZ HALL
  • FRENCHMEN ST.