Friday & Saturday March 17-18—KILLINGTON—O’Dwyer’s Public House at the Summit Lodge in Killington will host the first annual Killington Irish Festival (Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend), March 17-18. The Festival kicks off Friday, March 17 at 3 p.m. (and again Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m.) in the Green Mountain Room of Summit Lodge, which will be converted into a Dublin street scene complete with doors of Dublin, vendors, brewers, distillers, tastings, pipers, World Champion Irish dancers direct from Ireland, and artisans. Just past the giant balloon rainbow, there will be face painting, a coloring contest, story telling, games and lots of fun.
In O’Dwyer’s Public House, both Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 4 p.m., there will be food and grog, giveaways by Guinness, Jameson, Bushmill, Harpoon, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Baker Distributing, Farrell Distributing and Southern Wine and Spirits along with traditional Irish music by County Down, Fahy’s Field, members of the Catamount Pipe Band, and appearances by the world champion dancers of the Geraldine School of Irish Dance. Throughout the weekend, there will be a raffle with some great prizes along with the sale of event t-shirts, a percentage of the proceeds of which will support the local Killington Volunteer Fire Department.
Emmett O’Dwyer, owner of the Summit Lodge and O’Dwyer’s Public House, the organizer and driving force behind the Killington Irish Festival, has unequivocally stated that this event is not a one-shot deal, but will continue to grow to become a Killington tradition.
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Photo courtesy of Summit Lodge
The Geraldine School of Irish Dance will be making an appearance at O’Dwyer’s Public House during the Killington Irish Festival, March 17-18.