GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - Freeman's Pub is downtown Gastonia's only authentic Irish establishment. It's also where we found St. Patrick's Day revelers getting an early start to the celebrations.
Owner Brad Freeman served up the traditional food fare and let's not forget the beer.
But, we wondered how folks celebrate the Irish holiday in Ireland.
After about 20 phone calls and a good hour figuring out how to call an international phone number, we found the Irish version of St. Patty's day isn't all that different. But it is a little louder.
Of all the pubs we called, only 2 could actually hear the phone call. Turns out Irish revelers can get pretty loud, pretty early. We called Dublin around 5 p.m. their time.
We got some pretty awesome responses to the questions...