With the name Harrington how can we not be smiling. It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Harrington is a stereotypical Irish name and we embrace the Irish tradition of hospitality.
The Hotel Harrington was named after the Harrington family who lived in Dushore for many years and built the original Harrington House which is now the south wing of the hotel. The Harrington family was of Irish descent. Cornelius Harrington emigrated from the County of Kerry in Ireland. Cornelius and his wife, Mary Ann Litzelswope had twelve children and the eleventh was James S. Harrington. James S. was the father of Maurice James Harrington who operated the Harrington Dairy in Dushore for many years. Maurice, his wife Mary Lane and their children Robert and Margaret (Peg) lived in the house; then later Peg Harrington, her husband Jack Gerrity raised their five children in the house. In 1983, ownership went to the Jerry and Aimee Plastow family (J&A). The Plastow name is of English origin, but Irish blood is strong on both sides. Surnames like the Fitzgeralds, Ryans, O’Neills, Barrys are on Jerry’s maternal side and Aimee paternal ancestry hails from the Conlan clan.
Along with Irish ancestry, some stereotypical Irish traits are found in both J&A’s families: Irish red-heads, Irish Catholics, Irish love of potatoes, Irish gift of gab and, of course, Irish TEMPERS! However, here at the Hotel Harrington we offer our the best Irish trait – Irish friendliness.
That’s why our Irish hospitality makes every day at the hotel a St. Patrick’s Day. We extend to each and every guest, Céad Míle Fáilte, a greeting that’s Irish as Irish can be. It means you are welcome a thousand times over.
You can be sure that “Our Irish eyes are smiling” at you. And…
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.
May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights. (Except when you travel through Dushore. Stop and stay a while and experience our Irish hospitality)
May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams. (Each and every time you stay at the Hotel Harrington)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Enjoy some more of our favorite Irish sayings:
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…
You’re lucky enough!
Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.
Keep your head in the clouds, your feet on the ground, and your heart in the middle to balance the two.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.