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                                                           in your CommuniTy

                                               Jupiter Irish Fest Returns

                          March 11 And 12 – A Cultural Celebration

                                 Irish Music, Dancers, Authentic Food And Drink, And More!

        Ireland U.S. Experience                         into  the  festival.  In  addition,  on  stage  this  year,  first   Charity
      Entertainment  presents  the                      responders will be recognized, as well as a local veteran     Ireland U.S. Experience will be raffling off a trip for
      Third Annual Jupiter Irish Fest                   from the air force Mark Byers, nurse Karen Vinson, and   two to Ireland. Proceeds benefit the Southeast Florida
      on March 11 and 12 at Abacoa                      doctor Riddhi Bowry both from Jupiter Medical Center,   Honor Flight, a local organization who fly local WWII,
      Towne Center in Jupiter. The                      teacher Ben Kenerson of Jupiter High School, Palm Beach   Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C.,
      public is invited to wear green                   Gardens Firefighter Captain Brian Wolnewitz, and Jupiter   to visit the memorials built to honor their service and
      and bring the entire family to                    Police Officer Jon Gentile will be honored from northern   sacrifices. Proceeds from a 50/50 cash raffle will benefit
      celebrate the Irish culture. The                  Palm Beach County including the local American football   the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. Wounded Veterans
      Jupiter Irish Fest two-day festival               team the Mustangs.                                 Relief Fund exists to provide emergency financial support
      will feature authentic food,
      drink, culture, entertainment,
      and live music.
        Dave McGovern, festival
      director, and local Captain
      firefighter/paramedic at the
      Tequesta Fire Rescue produces
      the two-day Jupiter Irish Fest.
      He arrived in the U.S.A. from
      Dublin in 2001 and resides
      in Jupiter with his family.
      “‘Erin go Bragh,’ the luck of
      the Irish will be in Abacoa,
      and I invite the community
      to come and experience the
      Irish culture and share in our
      traditions. This weekend will
      be filled with family
      fun, great food
      and drinks, music,
      dancing, our famous
      costume contests, as
      well as supporting
      three  charities  with
      someone winning
      an all-expenses
      paid trip for two to
        The Black Thorne
      Pipe Band and Palm
      Beach County Fire
      Rescue Honor Guard
      will help us celebrate
      all  weekend. The                                                                                    In Your Community on page 11
      Jupiter Irish Fest
      entertainment on the
      Slane Castle Stage
      will feature the
      Rogue Theory Band,
      Tracy Sands, Gaelic
      Brew, Killbillies,
      Niamh Agus Daithi, Tony Cunningham, Blessed, and
      the Tir  Na  Greine  Irish  Dancers. There  will  also  be  a
      hurling demonstration for adults and kids to try by the
      Orlando GAA, and an Irish Costume Contest with prizes     friday, march 31, 2023
      for adults and children. A complete schedule is online at                                 5:30 p.m.
      Food And Drink
        Celebrate the Irish by sampling traditional Irish
      cuisine from renowned Irish restaurant The Bistro and     You can help local people in their
      other vendors serving up authentic dishes such as corned   journey out of homelessness by:
      beef sandwich, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips,
      shepherd’s  pie,  Irish  sausage  sandwich,  corned  beef   1.  Attending this FREE, inspirational
      Reuben flatbreads, and more!                                  and educational event.
        There are many ways to get a taste of Ireland. At the   2. Making a donation to help us
      Temple Bar, will be a full-service bar serving all your
      favorite mixed drinks, wine and beer including Guinness,      meet our match!
      Harp, Hop House, and Smithwick’s! In the Irish whiskey    3. Bringing supplies listed on the website
      tasting tent, you can get a flight of three types of fine      for “give-back” service activities.
      Irish whiskey for $25 that will include one admission                                                                    New Location
      ticket and a commemorative shirt. Pull your own pint of   Help those who are homeless in Palm                              Roger Dean
      a 20-ounce Guinness glass for $25 including the price of   Beach County. Sleeping out under the
      one admission, a commemorative shirt, and the thrill of   stars is optional, but dedicating the night                  Chevrolet Stadium
      learning how to pull your own pint with the help of our   to ending homelessness is essential.                       4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL
      Irish leprechaun.
        This year, the Irish National Rugby team will be
      playing the Scottish National Ruby team on Sunday,
      March 12 at 11 a.m. and the game will be aired on a large   561.578.4841  |
      screen at the festival. We encourage people to wear their
      favorite team colors. Viewing is included with admission
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