Though the coronavirus pandemic forcibly canceled all large, outdoor events, the 39th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York continued virtually on Sept. 19. Maureen O’Malley-Byrnes, executive director of the Irish American Building Society, remained steadfast in ensuring the end-of- summer tradition would not be forgotten.
Irish culture reigned as the 38th annual Great Irish Fair took over the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island. Following the Mass and awards ceremony, a full day of Irish music filled the venue as thousands in attendance danced and sang along.
Thousands flocked to Coney Island last weekend to celebrate family, faith and culture at the 37th annual Great Irish Fair.
At this year’s Great Irish Fair, set for Sept. 22 in Coney Ireland, I will be pleased to accept the second annual Al O’Hagan Memorial Award for Community Service. I am honored because in some small way it will continue to keep alive the great legacy of O’Hagan, one of the chief architects of the Fair.
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a Great Irish Fair gift for Catholic education, invites readers to help the NYPD with an outreach project in Queens, offers details on an upcoming vocation retreat and much more.
The Great Irishman, Al O’Hagan, passed into eternal life on Wednesday evening, Oct. 26, at the age of 81. As he entered the Gates of Paradise, I’m sure he was greeted by a reception of joyful Gaels with names like O’Dwyer, Sullivan, Kelly and O’Hara.
The new Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk brought the 35th annual Great Irish Fair to a new venue: a 5,000 seat open-air arena that on Saturday, Sept. 24, was home to the Irish who turned out by the thousands to sing and dance and generally throw the Blarney with old and new friends.
Irish culture was on display at The Great Irish Fair, conducted on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the new Ford Amphitheater on the Boardwalk in Coney Island.
The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event celebrating New York City’s Irish-American heritage and culture. Now in its 35th year, the fair will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.
There will be some changes made at the Great Irish Fair this year. Not only has the fair switched from a weekend event to a single-day affair but the venue will also be different.
The Great Irish Fair, which benefits Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be held at the brand new Amphitheater on the Boardwalk in Coney Island.