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Wake Forest Irish Festival has something for all ages

          Members of The Danny Tighe School of Irish Dance

Raleigh, NC-area pub Tir Na nOg will be holding its first ever annual Irish Festival this Saturday, September 26th 2009 at the Festival Park in Wake Forest, NC from noon until 9:00pm.

Tir Na nOg will have an on-site pub set-up featuring a selection of Irish beers. Enjoy a lunch or dinner of fresh-cooked Irish stew, soda bread, bangers, hot dogs, Scottish Bridies and much more.

Get your Christmas shopping done early while browsing the variety of vendors displaying Irish, Scottish and Catholic arts/crafts and supplies. Children’s activities will include three-legged and sack races, face painting, games and drawing competitions. Take a short Irish language class, enjoy step-dancing performances, and hear bands ranging from traditional Celtic to U2 covers. Take part in a music session or workshop, hear some poetry and storytelling, and watch the Wake County Pipe and Drums corps pay tribute to men and women of the armed services. There’s a little something for everyone, and with admission at only $3, the Wake Forest Irish Festival is a wonderful way for people of all ages to spend a fall afternoon.

Festival Park is located at 525 S. White Street in downtown Wake Forest, NC.

For a complete lineup of events and musical acts, visit the event's website.

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