Mission: Irish Fest is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing and promoting the culture and history of our Irish heritage. Established in 2011, Irish Fest is designed as a welcoming event, for all community members and visitors from throughout southeastern Minnesota to experience authentic Irish traditions and hospitality. The focus of Irish Fest is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to explore Irish culture and history through a variety of entertaining and educational activities. It is the primary goal of the festival organizers to keep the festival free and accessible to all.


Wednesday March 16th, 2016

  • Come see the Twin Cities Céili Band along with Máirtín de Cógáin facilitating the céili and Megan Johnston, Executive Director of the Rochester Art Center speaking on Irish Art History!

  • 5:30 Irish Art History with Megan Johnston
  • 6:30 Social with harpist Mary Schneekloth
  • 7:00 Irish Stew and soda bread (thank you Great Harvest)
  • 8:00 Céili






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