Tucked away in the town of Durham is Catskill’s own little Ireland, and this year it opened on St. Patrick's day for the first time.
Gavin's Irish Country Inn has only done business during the tourist season. Inn keeper Bernadette says she is happy people are celebrating the tradition in an establishment that has been in her family since the 1960s.
“This is where then Irish immigrant came on their first vacation, so there's a lot of history here,” Bernadette said.
With the music playing and the beer flowing, everyone was in the Irish mood.
“Its open for everyone to come no matter what nationality you are," said Family owner Jack Gavin.
Attendees said it wouldn’t be St Patrick's day without a little corned beef and cabbage as the good times kept rolling on.
"You don't have to go all the way to the city. Right here there's Irish pubs, places, and family,” said an attendee.
Owners say the doors will stay open till November.