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  • The U-Drop Inn Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop - Authentic Rt 66 memorabilia!
  • Texas Theater - New Movie every weekend! 3D Capable!!
  • Pioneer West Museum
  • Come see the Zeigler House at the Pioneer West Museum
  • Tallest Water Tower in Texas - located in Shamrock!
  • Shamrock is proud to be home of beautiful Historic Route 66 architecture
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Visit the Shamrock EDC Business WebsiteA letter from the Mayor of Shamrock

St. Patrick's Day History

 

Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration was the idea of Glenn Truax, a Shamrock bandmaster.

 

He envisioned the town of Shamrock capitalizing on its Irish name and producing an annual one-day celebration to draw thousands of visitors to the Irish City.

 

With the help of the Shamrock Boosters Club, the first St. Patrick’s Day Festival was reeled off in successful fashion in 1938. The initial production attracted a few thousand people and 12 bands. The extravaganza continued to grow until World War II cancelled the annual celebration from 1941 until 1950.

 
The event was revived in 1950, when the American Legion and the Junior Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored the celebration. Then, the following year, the festival was cancelled due to the Korean conflict. In 1952, the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce took over the task and reactivated the event, which has since been held annually.

 

drew kathrine springerHCR83Most recently, on March 14th, 2013 – the 83rd Texas House Legislature passed HCR83, designating the Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Celebration as the official St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for the State of Texas. Drew Springer, District 68 Representative, seen left, with the help of his daughter Katherine, pass this bill through the House of Representatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gov. Bill Clements - St. Patrick's Day 1982Gov. Bill Clements attends the St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1982.

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Humidity: 48%
Wind: ENE at 9 mph
Saturday 44°F / 60°F SP_WEATHER_MOSTLY_SUNNY_WIND
Sunday 56°F / 69°F Partly cloudy/wind
Monday 49°F / 69°F SP_WEATHER_THUNDERSTORMS_WIND

Weekly Event Calendar

SHAMROCK SPORTS

 

Friday:
Movie, Texas Theater @ 8pm

Saturday:
Movie, Texas Theater @ 8pm

Sunday:
Movie, Texas Theater @ 8pm