If Pat Troy isn’t the most famous bar owner in Alexandria, he’s certainly in the top three. Ireland’s Own on North Pitt Street is a renowned Old Town institution, and he’s also the godfather of the city’s annual St Patrick’s Day parade.
Now the talkative Irishman and sometime civic agitator has published his autobiography, “I Have A Story to Tell.” He told the Alexandria Times’s Derrick Perkins that his journey from Kilcormac, Ireland, to Detroit to Alexandria will show readers, “this must have been what it was like for my grandfather. People here just need to look and see what these immigrants have come and done for this country. They’ve done a lot.”
The book had its release party Sunday at Ireland’s Own, and is available there. Read more about Troy and his autobiography here.