Great Irish Fair

The 36th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York

The 36th annual Great Irish Fair of New York, a family-friendly event celebrating Irish-American faith, heritage and culture, will be presented by The Irish American Building Society Charities, Inc., on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Enjoy traditional and contemporary Irish music from local Irish bands, great food, Irish dancing and Irish goods as well as children’s activities and attractions.

Tickets are $20 each for general admission and children under age 14 are free. VIP tickets are $45 each and include access to the private rooftop bar, complimentary light food, “meet and greet” with the performers, 1-3 p.m. Happy Hour with drink specials, cell phone charging station and private bathroom.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ford Amphitheater box office or go to

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Chief Brehon Is No Stranger to the Fair

Champion Step Dancer Reigns as Colleen Queen

The Bard of the Fair – Alice McDermott

Father Mychal Judge Memorial Award – Father Brian Jordan, O.F.M.

Kathleen Slattery Woman of the Year Award – Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Award – Father Robert Lauder

The Celtic Cross Award – Donald Kent

P.O. Edward Byrne Memorial Award – NYPD Det. Brian Curley

Capt. Timothy Stackpole Memorial Award – Gerard Fitzgerald

St. Thomas More Award – Edward O’Callaghan

Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award – Frank Schorn

Al O’Hagan Community Award – Senator Martin J. Golden

The Round Tower Award – Mary Hogan

Thomas Cuite Award – Michael Gibbons

In Memoriam