The 31st Annual Great Irish Fair of New York: The Tablet’s Special Pullout Section

Here’s a look at The Tablet’s annual Great Irish Fair special pullout section that appeared in the Sept. 8 issue of the newspaper. Click on an individual story to read more. Below is a list of important times and locations for the fair as well as a breakdown of the musical performances and activities. The Great Irish Fair takes place Sept. 15 and 16 at MCU Park in Coney Island.

Catholic School Past Guides Chief Brehon

Tablet reporter Jim Mancari profiles this year’s Great Irish Fair chief brehon Bob Benya, the president and CEO of iNDEMAND Networks, who discusses his upbringing in Catholic schools.

Setting a Positive Example as Colleen Queen 2012

Tablet reporter Antonina Zielinska spoke to Great Irish Fair colleen queen Taylor Powers. Powers has attended the fair almost every year of her young life and is looking forward to taking part again this year.

Great Irish Fair Honorees 2012

Meet the honores of the 2012 Great Irish Fair.

Scenes from The Great irish Fair 2011

Take a look back at some of the scenes from last’ year Great Irish Fair.

Fairgrounds at MCU Park

Check out a map of how this year’s fair is set up.

Special Events for Families

Find out what’s going on at this year’s fair.

Entertainment at the Fair

A schedule of the musical performances at this year’s fair.


Coney Island MCU Park

Surf Avenue & West 21st Street, Coney Island

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Benefitting Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens

Traditional & Contemporary Irish Music by:

Andy Cooney • Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tone

Shilelagh Law • A Band of Rogues • Unforgettable Fire

The Canny Brothers • Jameson’s Revenge

An Event For The Entire Family

Great Food, Pubs, Spirits, Irish Music, Irish Step Dancing,

Shopping, Children’s Rides, Family Entertainment

and so much more…  for more information