Irish Festival Returns to Stafford Township Next Month


David Biggy
August 11, 2021
By David Biggy

GO Environmentally friendly: Get your stage-dancing plan in buy and get ready to rejoice as the Ocean County Irish Competition returns soon after remaining canceled last year by COVID. (File Picture by Ryan Morrill)
For individuals who might have recognized some of the garden indicators popping up, the yearly Ocean County Irish Festival will be back again this yr – regretably, it was canceled final summer season because of to the COVID-19 pandemic – so get your phase-dancing regime in purchase and put together to rejoice.
Scheduled yet again for Manahawkin Lake Park, the pageant is set for Saturday, Sept. 11. Hosted by the Ocean County chapter of The Welcoming Sons of the Shillelagh, the competition that includes anything Irish is slated from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.
As often, the party will have lots of foods and beer to go about, together with kid-welcoming actions and sellers offering their wares. On the entertainment slate are the Devrin Faculty of Irish Dance, the Ocean County Emerald Modern society Pipes and Drums, and the bands Captain and O’Neill, The Willie Lynch Band and Bloody Callan. At 12:02 p.m., a 9/11 remembrance ceremony also will consider spot.
For people intrigued in currently being suppliers or sponsors, varieties can be observed on the group’s internet site at And if you want to continue to be in make contact with with the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, take a look at  —D.B.

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