Chester County Ancient Order of Hibernians Hosts 46th Annual Irish Program: A Celebration of Irish Culture and Tradition

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WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) has announced its 46th annual Irish program, a vibrant celebration of Irish culture and tradition. Set to take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., the event promises an afternoon filled with live entertainment, captivating performances, and family-friendly activities.

Held at the ELK’s Lodge on West Washington and North Wayne streets in West Chester, this is Chester County’s longest-running St. Patrick’s Day event. It has blossomed into a treasured family tradition over the years, promoting Irish cultural awareness and community spirit.

The event will feature live Irish entertainment from the talented Mullin Family, along with exhilarating dance performances from the McDade-Cara and Do’Cairde Schools of Irish Dance. Eric Wolfer, a recognized figure within the community, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, ensuring a lively atmosphere throughout the afternoon.

Admission for the event is priced at $15.00 per person, with children admitted free of charge. In addition to the music and dance, there will be a face painting station for kids, adding an extra splash of color and fun to the festivities.

The annual Irish program has a rich history, having started as a live broadcast over the WCOJ radio station and later on Chester County TV. Over the years, it has welcomed esteemed guest speakers, including the Consulate General of Ireland from New York, and hosted multiple Irish bands and dance schools. The McDade-Cara Schools of Irish Dance have been part of the event since its inception, with the Do’Cairde School joining the tradition for the last 30 years.

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This beloved event has seen several venues, beginning at the KofC Hall in West Chester, moving to the VFW Hall due to a fire, and finally settling at the Elk’s Lodge. Despite the changes in location, the spirit of the event has remained steadfast, growing into a generational family affair cherished by the community.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chester County AOH Charities, furthering the Order’s mission of promoting Irish culture while also giving back to the community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Irish culture, enjoy captivating performances, and create lasting memories with your family and friends. Join the Chester County Ancient Order of Hibernians for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

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