Festival of Ireland at the Olympic Jumping Complex

LAKE PLACID Aiseiri Productions will present The Festival Of Ireland (An Fleadh Na Eire) at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Aug. 30-31. This Irish festival features dancers, musicians, food, drink, games and more from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. An Fleadh Na Eire is a festival not only celebrating Irish culture, heritage and music, but one of its main purposes is to expose this wonderful culture and ancient heritage to those interested. This is the first time a festival of this kind has been held in Lake Placid. The headline band is Searson from Canada. Renowned harpist Martha Gallagher, Irish piper Michael Piper Cooney, Celtic Grace Irish Dancers and much more entertainment will comprise the musical lineup. An Fleadh Na Eire will have something for everyone, with plenty of lovely food and drink, world class music and dance, Irish clothing and gift merchants and local merchants presenting Adirondack goods and wares. Other activities will include Tug-O-War games, keg lifting, hay bale throwing, and Irish storytelling. There will be fun and excitement for young children who can join in the Irish costume contest, face painting, and treasure hunts for people of all ages to enjoy. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and over) and students (12-17). Children 12 years and younger enter for free. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the Olympic Jumping Complex. For more information and a full schedule, please visit www.thefestivalofireland.com.

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