Adams AOH hosts Irish Festival

Saturday, July 21, 2011  10:00am – 5:00pm

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Thanks to a successful Irish Music Concert in July 2011 & donations from friends and a few vendors, the 13th annual Adams County Irish Festival will be held this summer at Gettysburg Moose Park.
Traditional Irish folk music will once again echo throughout the shady grounds of Gettysburg Moose Park as the Irish Heritage Foundation of Gettysburg (IHFG) will present the festival on Saturday July 21, 2012. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature an afternoon of fun for the whole family with Irish music plus food, beverage and some merchandise vendors. (Yes, there will be Guinness!)
Since its second annual festival in 2001, the Adams County Irish Festival has drawn thousands each year to Moose Park for southcentral Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest Irish festival.
Festival-goers will be entertained by our headliner, Seamus Kennedy. Also joining Seamus we have regional favorites, Irishtown Road and Kilshanny, both of which have performed at previous Adams County Irish
Festivals. Rounding out the lineup is another local band, Across the Pond.

Admission to the festival is $10, which includes all entertainment. Children
under 12 are admitted free and parking is free. Visitors are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The festival will be held, rain or shine, at Gettysburg Moose Park (100 Moose
Road), located off of US Route 30, approximately 1.5 miles east of the US
Route 15 interchange. Please note that Moose Park is an outdoor venue in
a natural setting and there will NOT be any golf carts this year to shuttle people to and from the parking area.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Adams County Irish Festival and the
Irish Heritage Foundation of Gettysburg, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Thank you to all who attended & supported
the festival over the last 11 years!
Due to health and safety concerns,
dogs & other pets are not permitted on festival grounds.
Service dogs are exempt from this restriction.
Coolers and other containers of food & beverage
will not be permitted on festival grounds.
Drive time from nearby cities:
Harrisburg, PA: 45 minutes
Baltimore, MD: 90 minutes
Washington D.C.: 100 minutes
Philadelphia, PA: 150 minutes
Mailing Address:
Adams County Irish Festival
P.O. Box 3934
Gettysburg, PA 17325-4764

Parish Ministry Fair


Much thanks to Brother Jim McGinnis,Division Display

and the McGinnis clan for the outstanding job of representing the Division at the recent Saint Patrick Parish Ministry Fair, June 9 and 10.Jim reports that the Fair was well attended and he answered questions to several individuals about our organization. And at least two walked away with applications for membership.

Well played Brother McGinnis, and much thanks from all your Brothers in the Division.

Associate Member recieves National honors

Division Associate Member Dylan Thomas recieves a Scholar Athlete award from the U.S. Army Reserve
Dylan Thomas was going to honor our Military Service Members on Harrisburg’s City Island just as he does every year on Armed Forces Day, this year held on May 19.  Howeverthe tables were turned as Dylan, a senior at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg was presented with a National Scholar Athlete award from the Harrisburg US Army Opportunity Center.
The Award is presented to outstanding student athletes to acknowledge their strengths and accomplishments.  Dylan, an avid team basketball player brought his grades up in this his junior and senior years to almost a  straight A level.  He accomplished this through maintaining his studies and balancing his team sports and a job.
Dylan will attend HACC in the fall for criminal justice, he aspires to obtain a career in law enforcement either in the federal arena, or possible with the PA State enforcement authorities.
CONGRATULATIONS Dylan.  Doing our Division proud.