City of Dublin Honored with Multiple Awards by the International Festival and Events Association
October 17, 2023

Brian Kelleher Selected as 2024 Dublin Irish Festival Honorary Chair

The Dublin Irish Festival is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Kelleher as the 2024 Honorary Chair. Former Dublin Irish Festival Honorary Chairs, Mayor Jane Fox and City Manager Megan O’Callaghan, selected Kelleher in recognition of his support and dedication to the Festival. In this role, Brian Kelleher will preside over events surrounding the 37th Dublin Irish Festival, Aug. 2-4, 2024. He will also serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Festival year-round. Other roles include starting the 5K and Kids Dash, opening the Festival, judging several Irish contests and leading the Festival Finale.

Brian Kelleher retired from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and currently serves as Board Director of Riverside Bank of Dublin. Brian and Riverside Bank of Dublin have been sponsors of the Dublin Irish Festival since the bank opened in 2021. Kelleher is a long-time Dublin Irish Festival volunteer. He serves on the Celtic Canine Committee and presents his Irish Water Spaniel, “Doolin,” at the Festival. Mr. Kelleher has also been a frequent volunteer and supporter of Columbus Humane and was recently named to the Finance Committee of The Shamrock Club of Columbus. Brian and his wife, Barbara Rae, have one daughter, Ellie, who is a graduate student at the University of Dayton.

About the Dublin Irish Festival
Irish attitude is all you need to experience the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, USA. Since 1988, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the world’s largest three-day Irish celebration. The 2024 Dublin Irish Festival will take place Aug. 2-4 in Coffman Park. With concerts, Irish dance, shopping and more, there is truly something for everyone.


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Media Contacts:

Erin Santa
Events Coordinator
614.410.4513 – Office


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