The Irish Saved Civilization, You Know

If you haven’t read the book, it’s a good one – though it has less and less to do with this post. Hell, this event isn’t even *in* Atlanta, but for Irish folk and those of Irish descent with an interest in their heritage, this could be the event you’re looking for.

Saturday, September 16th from 2-7pm @ the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell, Atlanta’s Irish Fall Festival will take place with a variety of events to tickle every bit o’your fancy.

Music: 12 Irish music acts on 3 stages – ranging from Irish Traditional to progressive Celtic Rock

Dance: Irish Step Dancing, Set Dancing, and Ceili Dancing workshop

Visual Arts: Visiting from Dublin, artist Margret Field and writer Arthur Flynn will discuss their new book Dublin’s North Coast, and exhibit Margret’s oil paintings and water colors

Film: The Emerald Diamond will be shown, a new independent film from Ireland about the birth and growth of baseball in Ireland

Other Festival Events:
Patricia Jones, author of The Irish in Georgia will be assisting patrons with their Irish genealogy research. Castle Brands liquor tasting, Theatre Gael presentation of upcoming Irish theater events, Bodhrán workshop, Irish singing workshop, and South East Piper’s Club gathering of uillean pipers

Doubletree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell
1075 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA
(GA 400 exit 7B)

Tickets: Available at the door — Adults $15, Students with ID $10, Children Under 10 Free. Cash bar serving Irish fare.

For more information and schedule of events, go to:

Sponsored by: The Irish Arts Foundation of Atlanta, The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta and The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade

4 Comments so far

  1. Smoove D (unregistered) on September 10th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    You forgot to mention Irish women are generally pretty damn hot. But who the fuck wants to drive all the way to Roswell? Why can’t they hold this shit in Midtown?

  2. JP (unregistered) on September 10th, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    Well, living in Sandy Springs, I was thinking it’s pretty convenient..

  3. ed (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    I’d die on mine own sword before I die for the queen.

    You figure out my roots.

  4. Maigh (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Ed – right there with ya.

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