2023’s Most Irish Cities in the U.S.— Is Nashville One?

~ 2023’s Most Irish Cities in America— Is Nashville One of Them? ~

They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but which of the 200 biggest U.S. cities really knows how to celebrate the Celtic spirit? And how do Tennessee cities like Nashville rank in regards to the wearing of the green?

2023’s Most Irish Cities

To mark Irish American Heritage Month, LawnStarter ranked 2023’s Most Irish Cities in America. They looked beyond green bloodlines, also looking at access to Irish pubs, Celtic dance schools, and social groups among 10 total indicators of a city’s Irishness.

Nashville ranked #72 on LawnStarter’s list of the top most Irish Cities in America

How Irish Is Nashville?

Music City almost placed in the top third of all major cities for Irish amenities, earning high marks for cultural enrichment and in food and drink to come in at number 72 in the Irish cities ranking. Nashville certainly has its share of Irish pubs including McNamara’s, The Lost Paddy, McCreary’s, The Pub and Franklin Abbey. Erin go Bragh!

How Celtic is Tennessee?

Knoxville is the Volunteer State’s most Celtic city, beating Nashville in Celtic flair by coming in at #56. Knoxville will definitely be exchanging its orange for kelley green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Chattanooga was further behind at #117, followed closely by Murfreesboro at #122, and Clarksville at # 123 with Memphis bringing up the rear at #162.

See how much luck your city carries in the City Rankings. You’ll also find highlights and lowlights, along with tips on the best ways to learn about Irish culture from Irish historians. 

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