10th Annual Irish Festival

10th Annual Irish Festival Offers Live Music, Food & Fun, Milford CT, September 18-19

The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 10th Annual Irish Festival on Sept. 18 & 19,(rain or shine).

The Festival kicks-off on Friday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. with live musical performances by Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, Americelt and the The Alehounds.

There will be a variety of food samplings and a great assortment of tasty libations including Guinness. The Irish Marketplace will be open for business offering an outstanding variety of Irish wares for sale.  The cultural area will feature a Ceili (a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland) and there will be free children’s activities available from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A full day of Irish festivities take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Live musical performances by Bobby Morrill, The Druids, Once Removed, Calley McGrane and the Exiles, Keltic Kick, and the McLean Avenue Band. Irish dancing performances will include Kathleen Mulkerin’s School of Irish Dancing and Lenihan School of Irish Dancing.

The Irish Marketplace offers Irish crafts, gifts, jewelry, and clothing for children and adults alike.  The tea room will be serving Irish Coffee and other tasty treats.

The Cultural area will feature traditional Irish music by Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society and PV O'Donnel Branch of CCE, step dancing and bagpipe demonstrations, Tara Theatre Company, and exhibitors including Irish history and genealogy and Irish language.

In addition to the 50-50 Raffles, there will be a raffle for a trip for two to Ireland, sponsored by Cara Group Travel.

Free children’s activities will be available between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 Friday and $12 Saturday for those 12 years and older.  A two day pass is $15.

The festival will take place at The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford.

Visit www.milfordirish.org for more details including information regarding the free shuttle service.