Dublin Irish Festival
August 6, 2010 by Post Team
Dublin Irish Festival, The Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, is where you can get a real taste of the Irish, without having to travel the world. Each year, the second largest Irish festival in the world, which begins today, draws tens of thousands of people with an expected attendance of over 100,000 people this year.
For 23 years, the Dublin Irish Festival has been entertaining residents of Ohio and attracts many foreigners outside as well. Mary Margaret McLernon, of Dublin, Ohio, traveled to Ireland in 1987 and saw that Spain was preparing for a grand celebration of the millennium. Coincidentally, that same year in Dublin, Ohio achieved its status as a city.
“I thought it would be great to establish a connection between two of Dublin, especially as we celebrate our first anniversary as a city the same year that Dublin, Ireland, which will celebrate its 1000 anniversary,” said McLernon.
Thus, the Dublin Irish Festival was born.
What can be done in a Festival of Ireland, in addition to taking an old drinking which is a lot? There are three full days of drag with 7 stages and over 65 acts of great Irish artists like it, great Irish musician Natalie MacMaster, the band Solas traditional Irish and Celtic rockers Gaelic Storm.
As part of the celebration, an annual Irish dance competition began with one of the first groups called The Greenfields of America, including Jean Butler, who later became the principal dancer of Riverdance.
In recent years, the Irish band Flogging Molly draws large crowds of people danced, clapped and also provided with the band. This year, however, is not scheduled to take place.
Men in kilts playing the bagpipes are also a staple of the festival.
Besides music and dance, the Dublin Irish Festival boasts a host of friends and family activities for its stores in Ireland, with authentic Irish food, and games.
This year the festival begins at 4 pm Friday and runs through Sunday.
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