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Jun 28 2020

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CT Irish Festival October 17 and October 18, 2020

 

Hello friends of the Irish American Community Center and New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club,

Recent years have proven to be increasingly challenging in providing culturally rich and entertaining events due to increasing costs. Because of these challenges, in conjunction with the current unprecedented pandemic, we have been forced to explore the feasibility of hosting a festival this year at the Irish club due to the uncertainty our world faces in the coming months and years. 

As the goals of our club and the spirit of our members have remained intact, we have been left with the task of examining new ways to encourage enthusiasm and support of Irish culture and heritage. With all that being said, this is a year of reviewing, re-grouping and re-building the CT Irish Festival.  Instead of taking a year’s hiatus, the decision has been made to continue upholding our tradition of hosting the country’s longest running Irish festival, but on a smaller scale, while we consider the best ways to improve the festival going forward.  While our commitment to the celebration of Irish customs and traditions remains unwavering, we have made some changes in the format of this year’s festival. The most notable of which include the venue which will take place at our clubhouse this year, and the date change to October 17th-18th. Further details to follow.

We would like to thank everyone for their past support throughout the years and look forward to your solid commitment for this coming year too. The challenges we are facing now have demonstrated our resiliency and will undoubtedly make us stronger as a club.

Thank you

Respectfully

Nikki Brooks – 2020 Co-Chair CT Irish Festival

(203) 215-8756 Tiggernrp@sbcglobal.net       

Denis Smith – 2020 Co-Chair CT Irish Festival

(203) 927-2229  leitrimfella3@gmail.com

 

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3 comments

  1. craig mitchell

    Please do not cancel the 2020 festival. I look forward to the Irish Festival all year. Another date would be fine but we must have the festival. Thanks.

    1. Theresa O'Brien

      Hi Craig,
      The CT Irish Festival is not cancelled for 2020. The new date is October 17, 2020 and it will be held at the IACC, 9 Venice Pl East Haven. More details to follow. Check the ctirishfestival.com websites for updates. Thank you for your interest in keeping the CT Irish Festival alive!

      1. craig mitchell

        Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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