Irish Spring Festival celebrates history and culture

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An Irish Spring Festival rich in history and culture started back in 1982 in Ireland West Virginia located in Lewis County held an Irish Jig Square Dance.  

2019 marks the 38th year of the festival, it started with the farm women’s club as a fundraiser for the community. Friday night, in the community building there was live music, costume contest, and a king and queen coronation for attendees to partake in. The festival is a way to welcome in spring and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  

“It’s kind of sorts of a homecoming here in Ireland, a lot of people who were once from here and their family always come back to visit. Just stop by and visit us, we’re always open with welcome arms and there is something for all ages to do,” said Stephanie Shingleton, President of the Shamrock CEOS Club.  

The festival was started to raise money to help with the upkeep and the utilities of the community center. There are free family events going on until Sunday

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