Only in Print: Great Irish Fair of New York Tradition Lives On, Virtually

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.

Great Irish Fair 2019

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.

The Stage Is Being Set for The 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.

Xavier HS Community Honors Father Jim Keenan

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.

When O’Hagan Was Around, Everyone’s Eyes Were Smiling

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 Great Irish Fair Continues at New Site

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.

35th Annual Great Irish Fair

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.

Great Irish Fair: What to Expect

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.

Irish Fair to be Held in New Oceanside Venue

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.