The Great Irish Fair Makes a Big Comeback!

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to go virtual last year, the Great Irish Fair was back live on Sept. 25, with all of the music, dancing, and good times that have been associated with the event over the years.

The Great Irish Fair 2021

New York City’s largest, longest-running and most popular Irish music festival — the Great Irish Fair of New York — is returning live and in person on Sept. 25.

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.