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Paddy’s Day Plunge 2019

Date: March 17, 2019

Every year, we kick off our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a plunge into the ice cold waters at the East End Beach in Portland, to raise funds for the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burns Foundation.

A Rí Rá Portland tradition now for the last 17 years, raising over $350,000 to date, this year’s event takes place on March 17, 2019 when our brave plungers will face the cold and jump into the water at the East End Beach at 5.30am for this extremely worthy cause. 

We will then open our doors at 6:00am for a complimentary St. Patrick’s Day Irish Breakfast for those jumpers who want to warm up after the plunge.

Once breakfast is over, a live auction and raffle will begin to raise even more funds in a warm and fun environment. Following that, we honor the top fundraising team, who will win the official Plunge Cup for the year.

How can you help?

You can help in two ways:

Take Part: Sign up to take part in the plunge and raise funds by visiting Just hit the “Set Up Your Fundraiser” button and follow the instructions. You can set up as a Team or Individual. The FAQ section is very helpful if you need any help. You can find the FAQ section HERE.

Donate: You can of course simply donate to one of the participating teams or individuals HERE. If you don’t know any of the teams or individuals taking part but would still like to support us, you can donate to our “General Donations” team page HERE.

You can also donate at the bar – just ask one of our staff and we will gladly accept your donation.