Expect Celtic sport demonstrations, competitions and participatory activities. These activities will be scheduled throughout the weekend and located in a few areas of the Festival. You will not want to miss the thrilling demonstration of the fastest game on grass, Hurling. Festival favorites include the Highland Games, a spectacle of genuine strength and Sheep Herding.
2014 Sports Field Programming
Check back at a later date for detailed information about all the Celtic Sports action planned for the 2014 Dublin Irish Festival.
Kids Highland Games
This fun for the whole family activity was new in 2013. Attendees were able to toss a caber, shovel a sheaf and throw a braemar stone. A Highland Games adult athlete was on hand to explain the history, demonstrate techniques and answer questions.
Amateur Highland Games Competition
This Festival favorite did not disappoint in 2013. Attendees enjoyed a demonstration of Celtic proportions featuring the caber toss, stone put, weight throw, weight over bar and sheaf toss.
Sheep Herding returned to the Dublin Irish Festival in 2013. The captivating demonstrations of this pivotal part of the Irish culture were appreciated by all. More demonstrations by a very talented second generation dog handler from Bloomfield, Kentucky are in the works for 2014!
In 2013, the Bushmills Whiskey Snug once again featured a number of opportunities for Festival goers to try their hand at the art of darts. Blind Draw Competitions with prizes for the top finishers and dart seminars by World Cup dart competitor, Wade Wilcox were well attended. Expect to find more notable activities at the Bushmills Whiskey Snug in 2014.
Pre-registration allowed for 64 teams to paricipate in the 2013 Dublin Irish Festival Cornhole Tournment. This tournament was sanctioned by the American Cornhole Association and included cash prizes for the top eight teams.
Check back to register a team for 2014.