Crawley Irish Festival preparing for its 19th outing

Crawley

Crawley is holding its 19th annual Irish Festival next weekend to coincide with All-Ireland final day on September 21.

Running at the Hawth Theatre from noon until 7pm, and offers free entry to the crowd of 4,000 expected to show up on the day.

The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society are organising the festival, on which a programme is to be recorded by Irish TV cameras, which is due to be televised a week later.

Headlining this year is famous Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket, with 15 bands entertaining across four different stages along with dancing demonstrations, craft and food stalls, various displays and the GAA games shown live from Dublin on big screens.

There will be games, songs and storytelling with an emphasis on traditions and folklore to ensure the kids are kept entertained.

See http://www.celtic-irish.co.uk/festival/ for more information.

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