Cleveland's Inis Acla School of Dance Photo courtesy Audio Visual
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
This three-day annual event at the Berea
Fairgrounds celebrates Irish culture, while benefiting local and
national charities. The tradition was founded in 1982 by John
O'Brien with a group of dedicated and creative volunteers, who
sought to preserve the many special traditions of his native
Ireland by showcasing them for one weekend each summer.
This celebration of the region's Irish heritage
features the best in Irish entertainment from Ireland, Canada, and
the United States on nine stages. Other highlights include Irish
plays performed daily, pipe bands, and Irish dancers. The
collection of performers carries on the Irish legacy of producing
some of the world's finest authors, poets, playwrights, and music.
Cultural Hall exhibits feature a different theme each year. Irish
goods, crafts, and foods are also displayed and offered for
Documentation includes a text report, photos, and
Originally submitted by: Dennis J. Kucinich, Representative (10th District).
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