Scenes from the Great Irish Fair of New York at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island on Saturday, Sept. 16.
It seems only fitting that the proceeds from The Great Irish Fair are donated to support Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens. One by one, the honorees at the Fair in Coney Island this past weekend came to the microphone to accept their laurels and almost to a man or woman, they thanked their teachers in Catholic schools for the success they have had in life.
The 36th annual Great Irish Fair of New York, a family-friendly event celebrating Irish-American faith, heritage and culture, will be presented by The Irish American Building Society Charities, Inc., on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Main Stage 10 a.m. – Mass 11 a.m. – Awards Ceremony 12 – 1:30 p.m. – Andy Cooney 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. – O’Malley Dance Academy, Pipe Band Segue 2:30 – 4 p.m. – Unforgettable Fire 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. – Buckley School of Dance, Pipe Band Segue 5 – 6:30 p.m. – The […]
Regulars at the Great Irish Fair need little introduction to this year’s Chief Brehon, James F. O’Dea. Though some may not recognize his name, they surely know the sound of his voice.
A champion Irish step dancer, Caitlin Therese Ward is no stranger to the Great Irish Fair. Since she was a young girl, her family attended the annual event and even designated it as a time for reunions.
Award-winning author Alice McDermott, whose writing captures the lives and experiences of Irish-Americans, is serving as The Bard of the Fair.
Father Brian Jordan, O.F.M., chaplain at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, was a personal friend of Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., for 25 years, and last spoke to him during morning prayer on Sept. 11, 2001.
Queens-born Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J., is a dedicated Catholic educator who loves to share her faith, learn about her Irish roots and dreams of her next visit to the Emerald Isle.
Author and university professor, Father Robert Lauder, was a close friend of Bishop Joseph Sullivan and is humbled to receive an award in the late bishop’s name.