Irish Need Apply at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

Fri 7/21 @ 5-11PM

Sat 7/22 @ 1-11PM

Sun 7/23 @ 1-10PM

This writer just heard a cool poltergeist story connected to the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival at the County Fairgrounds. But that haunted building has since been razed, so you should all be safe from banshees and fae.

Or will you be? The 35th annual Irish summer gathering at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea is Celtic folklore, music, dancing, arts, crafts, storytellers, lectures and food. And, for the first time, Irish cornhole (which should be potatohole, you ask us, but nobody does).

There’s a “Temple Bar” pop-up museum with every aspects of Ireland, including ghosts and vampires (uh-oh). Local and international Irish bands include Brigid’s Cross and the Boys From County Hell, joined by James Kilbane (from Achill Island), Socks in the Frying Pan (County Clare), Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones (County Kildare), Runa (Philadelphia), the renown Gaelic Storm (Nashville), Cherish the Ladies (New York) and more.

Admission is $12 per person, with children 10 and under admitted for free.


[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

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