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Liu to lead the 35th Dublin Irish Festival

The Dublin Irish Festival is pleased to announce the selection of Jason Liu as the 2022 Honorary Chair. Former Dublin Irish Festival Honorary Chairs, Mayor Chris Amorose Groomes, and City Manager Dana McDaniel, selected Liu in recognition of his support and dedication to the Festival.

In this role, Jason Liu will preside over festivities surrounding the 35th Dublin Irish Festival, Aug. 5-7, 2022. 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.

Jason Liu, owner of J. Liu Restaurant and Bar and Woody’s Wing House has been a sponsor of the Dublin Irish Festival since he opened his Dublin location in 2005. He and his staff donate dinner each year at the Emerald Club. In addition, J. Liu annually sponsors a luncheon after the St. Patrick’s Day parade honoring the Grand Leprechaun. Jason and his wife, Tina, have two sons.

Liu reacted to the selection by stating, “I am so thankful to be part of the Dublin community and honored to have the opportunity to serve as Honorary Chair.”

Jason Liu joins a prestigious group of past Irish Festival Honorary Chairs, including Denny Lynch of Wendy’s International (1997); Terry O’Connell of Time Warner Communications (1998); Terry Tindel, formerly with Verizon Wireless (1999); Mike Kelty of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (2000); Ron Geese of Continental Office Environments (2001); Don Hunter of Duke Realty Corporation (2002); Dave D’Antoni of Ashland, Inc (2003); Mike Kehoe of AT&T (2004); Tom Thon of Clear Channel Columbus Radio (2005); Cheryl Herbert of Dublin Methodist Hospital/OhioHealth (2006); Dan Sullivan of the Memorial Tournament (2007); John Fleming of Superior Beverage Group (2008); Frank Willson of WBNS 10TV (2009); Randy Hicks of Bob Evans (2010); Jim and Leslie Finn (2011); Scott White of IGS Energy (2012); and Frank Slavik of Tim Hortons (2013); Brian Ferrier of Giant Eagle, Inc. (2014); Pete Fingerhut of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (2015); Ed Gaughan of the County Mayo Corporation (2016); Kitty Munger, Wendy’s franchise association (2017) and Patrick and Molly Byrne, Byrne’s Pub (2018); Chris and Carol Clinton, Timeless Skin Solutions (2019); Bill Stemm, G & J Pepsi (2020-2021).

For more information on the 2022 Dublin Irish Festival, visit DublinIrishFestival.org.

Set on 38 rolling acres in the heart of Coffman Park in Dublin, Ohio, USA, the Dublin Irish Festival is known as one of the nation’s largest and premier Irish cultural events. More than 100,000 guests are expected Aug. 5-7, 2022. With seven stages, 75 acts and more than 600 performers, there is truly something for everyone.

For more information, please contact Shirley Blaine at sblaine@dublin.oh.us or Alison LeRoy at            aleroy@dublin.oh.us.


Media Contact:
Shirley Blaine
Public Information Officer
614.230.4683 – Cell
614.410.4523 – Desk

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