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Plans underway for Adams Corner, Dorchester Irish Festival October 9

By Ed Forry, July 18, 2011

Planning has begun for the third annual Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Corner, set for the Columbus Day weekend. The street festival was first organized in 2009 by a volunteer group of neighborhood residents and local businesses. Events that year and again in 2010 attracted thousands of people from the nearby neighborhoods and beyond, with daylong festivities including Irish bands, step dancers, and food vendors.
This year’s event will be held on Sun., Oct. 9, from noon to 8 p.m., according to Victoria Foley, one of the organizers.

“It takes a lot of work to get everything to come together and all help is appreciated,” she said. “If you would like to volunteer to help with the Festival, please sign up at the website, irishheritage.org.”

Foley said the organizers are planning a fundraising event at Florian Hall on Sat., Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., with entertainment by The Fenian Sons, DJ from Music Machine, raffles and a silent auction. For tickets and raffle/silent auction donations, contact Pat MacDonough at 781-534-3919. Persons and businesses wishing to become sponsors should contact Foley at 781-248-7318.