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.
Rosemary Oliva, a member of St. Bernadette’s parish, Dyker Heights, who worked almost four decades at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, died on Feb. 9.
Grace Sullivan is the Colleen Queen; CYO basketball coaching clinic; St. John’s University women’s soccer senior forward Rachel Daly became the all-time leader in goals in school history.
Irish faith, culture and heritage were on display at the 34th annual Great Irish Fair of New York at MCU Park, Coney Island, Sept. 26-27.