Media Releases

NOV
20
2013

2013 Dublin Irish Festival Generates $8.3 Million for Local Economy

It’s much more than just the “luck of the Irish” that the 26th annual Dublin Irish Festival generated $8.3 million to bolster the local economy this year. An increase of $2.7 million from the economic impact survey last conducted in 2006. The $8.3 million impact was derived
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NOV
20
2013

Dublin Irish Festival Names 2013 Best of Fest Award Winners

News Facts: The Dublin Irish Festival announced the winners of the 2013 Best of Fest Awards given to those volunteers who distinguish themselves by their dedication to the Festival. This group of volunteers was nominated by their peers, City of Dublin staff and Festival guests.
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NOV
20
2013

Brian Ferrier Selected as 2014 Dublin Irish Festival Honorary Chair

News Facts: The Dublin Irish Festival is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Ferrier of Giant Eagle, Inc. as its 2014 Honorary Chair. Selected by former Dublin Irish Festival honorary chairs, Mayor Tim Lecklider and City Manager Marsha Grigsby, Ferrier was chosen as
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Media Coverage

AUG
03
2013

Volunteers help police watch over Dublin Irish festival

Among the crowd throwing back a Killian’s and taking in the music this year at the Dublin Irish Festival are extra eyes for the Dublin police department.  Dublin’s new community-service officers are making their debut this weekend as they help local law-enforcement officers at
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AUG
03
2013

Review: Dublin Irish Festival an eclectic mix

Entering the Dublin Irish Festival grounds last night, it seemed the whole of Ireland was transported from a relatively small country to a relatively huge event site. Seven live music stages and a half-dozen performance tents were scattered among crafts booths, food stalls, a
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AUG
01
2013

At the Dublin Irish Festival, every Celtic dog has its day

Historically, dogs in Ireland weren’t pets but animals with a purpose, needed to perform essential jobs alongside people. Irish wolfhounds killed the wolves that threatened property and livestock, while Irish setters helped locate and “set” birds for hunters. Terriers burrowed
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