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Page 8, Jupiter Spotlight
      Jupiter Irish Fest Returns March 11 And 12

       – A Cultural Celebration

      Irish Music, Dancers,                                                                                from an additional raffle will benefit Firefighters

      Authentic Food And Drink,                                                                            to the Rescue who help families of firefighters, law
                                                                                                           enforcement, EMS providers, and others during times of
      And More!                                                                                            need, and Firefighters on a Mission helping firefighters’
                                                                                                           families with muscular dystrophy. The free trip will be
        Ireland U.S. Experience                                                                            drawn Sunday evening.
      Entertainment presents the Third                                                                       Ticket prices: $5 general admission, children 12 and
      Annual Jupiter Irish Fest on                                                                         under free when accompanied by an adult. Whiskey tasting
      March 11 and 12 at  Abacoa                                                                           (flight of three): $25; Pull Your Own Pint: $25; an Irish
      Towne Center in Jupiter.  The                                                                        cottage will include seating and a table for eight, 10-by-10
      public is invited to wear green                                                                      tent, general admission, and cocktail service for the day,
      and bring the entire family to                                                                       $500 Saturday and $300 Sunday; and VIP stage pods are
      celebrate the Irish culture.  The                                                                    available for $100 and includes four seats and table close
      Jupiter Irish Fest two-day festival will feature authentic                                           to the stage, and cocktail service for the day. All ticket
      food, drink, culture, entertainment, and live music.  the Rogue  Theory Band,  Tracy Sands, Gaelic Brew,   types, cottages and pods are available on
        Dave McGovern, festival director, and local Captain   Killbillies, Niamh Agus Daithi,  Tony Cunningham,   About Ireland U.S. Experience
      firefighter/paramedic at the  Tequesta Fire Rescue   Blessed, and the Tir Na Greine Irish Dancers. There will     This is a family owned and operated travel business
      produces the two-day Jupiter Irish Fest. He arrived in the   also be a hurling demonstration for adults and kids to   providing customizable trips to Ireland. With over 20
      U.S.A. from Dublin in 2001 and resides in Jupiter with   try by the Orlando GAA, and an Irish Costume Contest   years in the travel industry, their mission is to ensure
      his family. “‘Erin go Bragh,’ the luck of the Irish will   with prizes for adults and children. A complete schedule   their customers have the vacation of a lifetime. To learn
      be in Abacoa, and I invite the community to come and   is online at        more visit
      experience the Irish culture and share in our traditions.   Food And Drink                           Calendar
      This weekend will be filled with family fun, great food and     Celebrate the Irish by sampling traditional Irish     11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 11, and 11 a.m. to 8
      drinks, music, dancing, our famous costume contests, as   cuisine from renowned Irish restaurant The Bistro and   p.m., Sunday, March 12, Jupiter Irish Fest, Abacoa Town
      well  as  supporting                               other vendors serving up authentic dishes such as corned   Center in Jupiter. Featuring authentic Irish food, drink,
      three charities with                               beef sandwich, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips,   culture, entertainment, live music, and costume contests.
      someone winning                                    shepherd’s pie, Irish sausage sandwich, corned beef   General admission tickets are $5, children 12 and under
      an all-expenses                                    Reuben flatbreads, and more!                      are free with an adult. For tickets, tastings, pull your own
      paid trip for two to                                 There are many ways to get a taste of Ireland. At the   pint, cottage, and pod seating visit
      Ireland.”                                          Temple Bar, will be a full-service bar serving all your   or
      Entertainment                                      favorite mixed drinks, wine and beer including Guinness,
        T he  Bl a c k                                   Harp, Hop House, and Smithwick’s! In the Irish whiskey
      Thorne  Pipe  Band                                 tasting tent, you can get a flight of three types of fine   Entertainment: Slane Castle
      and Palm Beach                                     Irish whiskey for $25 that will include one admission
      County Fire Rescue                                 ticket and a commemorative shirt. Pull your own pint of   Stage
      Honor Guard will                                   a 20-ounce Guinness glass for $25 including the price of
      help us celebrate all weekend. The Jupiter Irish Fest   one admission, a commemorative shirt, and the thrill of   Saturday, March 11
      entertainment on the Slane Castle Stage will feature   learning how to pull your own pint with the help of our   11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Char Mar Dance
                                                         Irish leprechaun.                                  12 to 1:30 p.m.: Tracy Sands
                                                         New                                                1:30 to 2 p.m.: D.J.
                                                           This year, the Irish National Rugby team will be   2 to 3:30 p.m.: Gaelic Brew
                                                         playing  the Scottish National Ruby team on Sunday,   3:30 p.m.: Children’s costume contest
                                                         March 12 at 11 a.m. and the game will be aired on a large   4 to 4:30 p.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band
                                                         screen at the festival. We encourage people to wear their   4:30 to 5 p.m.: Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance
                                                         favorite team colors. Viewing is included with admission   5 to 5:30 p.m.: Adult costume contest
                                                         into the festival. In addition, on stage this year, first   5:30 to 7 p.m.: Killbillies
                                                         responders will be recognized, as well as a local veteran   7:30 to 10 p.m.: Rogue Theory and Blessed
                                                         from the air force Mark Byers, nurse Karen Vinson, and   Sunday, March 12
                                                         doctor Riddhi Bowry both from Jupiter Medical Center,   11 a.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band, National Anthem
                                                         teacher Ben Kenerson of Jupiter High School, Palm Beach   accompanied by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
                                                         Gardens Firefighter Captain Brian Wolnewitz, and Jupiter   Honor Guard
                                                         Police Officer Jon Gentile will be honored from northern   11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Char Mar Dance
                                                         Palm Beach County including the local American football   12 to 1:30 p.m.: Tony Cunningham
                                                         team the Mustangs.                                 1:30 to 2 p.m.: Moment of silence for Captain Brian,
                                                         Charity                                            Biggie and Chief Scott Reiner and honor our first
                                                           Ireland U.S. Experience will be raffling off a trip for   responders and local sports team
                                                         two to Ireland. Proceeds benefit the Southeast Florida   2 to 2:30 p.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band
                                                         Honor Flight, a local organization who fly local WWII,   2:30 to 3 p.m.: Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance
                                                         Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C.,   3 p.m.: Draw to Ireland
                                                         to visit the memorials built to honor their service and   3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Rogue Theory and Blessed
                                                         sacrifices. Proceeds from a 50/50 cash raffle will benefit   5:30 p.m.: 50/50 raffle
                                                         the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. Wounded Veterans   6 to 7:30 p.m.: Niamh Agus Daithi
                                                         Relief Fund exists to provide emergency financial support   7:30 to 8 p.m.: D.J.
                                                         to qualified disabled veterans living in Florida. Proceeds

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