Murder at the Shakin' Shamrocks Pub | St. Patrick's Day Game

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This is a fun, in-person (traditional mingling format) 8-18 player St. Patrick's Day Murder Mystery Party, ages 15+ for difficulty. This party can be played as co-ed or all-female with required players. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as nothing needs to be shipped! Everything you need is included in the download.  Easy to host, easy to prepare.  The game may be expanded to over 70 guests by using the main game, expansion pack (purchased separately), and expandable team players - see all host character lists for further details. 

Included: there are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.  You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product. 

Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here.

Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack). 

Difficulty level.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
5 character expansion pack - Purchased separately
Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit 
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner. The Shakin' Shamrock Pub in the quaint town of Old Lacken is about to be rockin' and rollin' with a packed house of intriguing Irish gents and ladies. The celebration will include festive music, tasty Irish delicacies, exciting party games, and engaging conversations.

But this party's story could take a dark turn. So many townsfolk are rivals who can't seem to exist in the same space for more than a few seconds without causing mayhem. The past year, Old Lacken has been riddled with dreadful scandals popping up from every direction. Longstanding feuds have heated from lukewarm to bubbles boiling over the brim. The Shakin' Shamrock management has acknowledged the issue and promises to keep the party going without incident.
You scored a ticket to the St. Paddy's bash and are dying to attend. This is where your story begins.

How to Host a Larger Game:

  • 18 unique players from the main game.
  • 5 unique players from expansion pack #1
  • 15 duplicate comics and friends of Hilar O'Shea from the main game.
  • 15 duplicate duplicate moochers and friends of Takey McTakerton from the main game.
  • 15 duplicate deputies led by Sheriff Nelson, Expansion Pack #1.

Total of ~70 guests including 23 unique characters and the rest of the guest list divided under the expandable teams

Follow My Mystery Party's board Who Stole Larry Leprechaun's Pot O' Gold - Mystery Party (Non-Murder) on Pinterest.

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
15 years for difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
Co-ed, or All Female (but not with all players, see character lists for details)
Number of players in the main game:
8-18 players
Expansion pack:
5 players
Expands to over 70 with expanded teams (including the expansion pack)
Date of publication:
March 2017


  • 5
    Good Hostess Information!

    Posted by Christine Keller on Feb 3rd 2021

    I have not had the party yet, but the instructions are awesome, and the materials very well written for an interactive party for a somewhat large group (15 in character and 14 non-characters). I will know more if the party is a success in about 6 weeks. This was bought for a club get-together, and I liked it so well, am buying another one for a college friend reunion!

  • 5
    Rollicking Good Time

    Posted by Kathy on May 1st 2019

    We had 32 participants for the "Murder Me, I 'm Irish" evening and it was a huge success. Decorations were easy as we all had St. Patty's Day "stuff" and the directions, the character assignments etc. were easy and clear. Thanks for a great fund-raiser and fun-raiser.

  • 5
    Very fun

    Posted by Marc on Mar 24th 2019

    This was a good group of characters. I was very Female heavy this time (8 F 3 M), so it worked out great.

  • 5
    ++++++ GREAT+++++++

    Posted by H.S. on Mar 24th 2018

    Great time! Such a fun character list

  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by janice mcleod on Mar 18th 2018

    It was so easy and so many laughs!Thank you, it was well worth the cost!

  • 5
    Fun Party

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 6th 2018

    We played with 8 people, it was a fun evening. I had never Run one before & had no problem understanding what to do. Recommended!

  • 5
    St. Patrick's Day Fun

    Posted by Sarah on May 9th 2017

    I purchased this script for a gathering at my home. As I read through it, I thought the characters seemed strange and the script seemed overwhelming. I was completely wrong. Everyone showed up in character and it was an amazing night. I even have a daughter who does Irish dancing and she performed too. We laughed the whole night and surprisingly everyone kept their character going until they left for the evening. (Actually, my husband has now continued to call a friend of ours, "Chicken Farmer?" ) So funny. I would love to add pictures here...looking for a place to add them. Just a tip: Oriental Trading makes a tavern sign with your name on it.

  • 5
    Loved this!

    Posted by Kathleen McDermott on Mar 12th 2017

    We had so much fun doing this party. My daughter is an Irish dancer so she performed in between the evidence reveals. What a unique and fun way to throw a party. Everyone got really into the characters too. Fun times! Pictures to come...