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This Sunday – 17th Annual Irish Festival

McLean Avenue Band
McLean Avenue Band

Hofstra University presents the 17th Annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, located on the University’s North Campus.

The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, craft vendors and authentic Irish food.

Returning entertainment includes Guest Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University); the Black Velvet Band and the Nancy Hirten Irish Dancers.

Wonderspark Puppets
Wonderspark Puppets

New to the Festival are the McLean Avenue Band, Wonderspark Puppets presenting “Aesop’s Fables” and a puppet workshop, and magician Handsome Harry.

Admission to the 17th Annual Irish Festival is $6 and $5 for senior citizens (65 and older). Children under 12 are free. Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504. Guests may also become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.


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