2016 Festival Schedule

 

8:00 am

  • 5k Fun Run registration

 

9:00 am

  • 5k Fun Run start

  • Pete Jones & Phil McCudden U-10 Gaelic Football Tournament start – GAA Pitch

 

11:00 am

  • Mass – Main Stage

 

12:30 pm

  • Festival open – Main Stage

    • National Anthems

    • Speeches from dignitaries, elected officials, and others

 

1:00 pm

  • Tommy Flynn Showband – Main Stage

  • Hospitality Tent opens

  • Pub area opens

  • Children's activities open including the Passport to Ireland

 

1:30 pm

  • Championship Matches Gaelic Football Tournament – GAA Pitch

  • Author readings and performances begin – Arts and Literature Tent

 

2:30 pm

  • Performance by The Jig Factory – Main Stage

 

3:00 pm

  • Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones – Main Stage

 

4:00 pm

  • Author readings and performances end – Arts & Literature Tent

 

4:30 pm

  • Performance by The McLoughlin School of Irish Dance –  Main Stage

 

5:00 pm

  • Nine Mile House – Main Stage

 

6:00 pm

  • Children's activities close

  • Pub area closes

 

7:00

  • Festival close

 

 

 

GAA Pete Jones & Phil McCudden Cup

Teams Participating in the GAA Under-10 Tournament

St. Joseph's
Philadelphia
Glenside
Shannon Gaels
NY Celtics
WestPut Setanta
Rockland
Sperrin Ogs
St. Barnabas
Rangers

 

 

Arts and Literature Tent

1:30-1:45 Hank McNally – Presentation: Women of the Easter Rebellion

1:45-2:00 Sean Hickey – Reading from the poets of the 1916 Rising

2:00-2:15 Pat Schuber – Presentation: Poetry of the Great Hunger

2:15-2:30 Jimmy O’Neill – Telling traditional Irish stories

2:30-2:45 Mary Pat Kelly – Reading from her novel Galway Bay

2:45-3:00 Kathy Callahan – “Another Close Encounter of the Irish Kind”

3:00-3:15 John Kearns – Reading from his novel The World

3:15-3:30 Ryan Cahill – Singing three traditional Irish songs

3:30-3:45 John A. Brennan – Reading poems from his books Don’t Die with Regrets and The Journey: A Nomad Reflects, as well as poems from Yeats, Synge, and Kavanagh

3:45-4:00 Gary Cahill – Reading from two Irish classics, James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” and W.B. Yeats’s “Easter 1916”