Irish dancing, as seen here in this photo from last year’s festival, will be featured again in this year’s gathering. Photo by John O’Connell
By Irish Echo Staff
Nassau County on long Island will be celebrating its Irish heritage and culture next month with the Irish Festival and Feis set for Sunday, September 16, at Nickerson Beach, on the county’s south shore.
Marching bagpipes and drum bands, Irish step dancers, traditional music, and a host of vending stands are lined up for the day.
There will be games for kids, Irish art on display, a Gaelic Cul Camp, and even an opportunity to brush up on your Irish language skills, said a release.
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This will be the 46th annual Feis and Irish Festival run by the Nassau County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
This year’s festival will honor Richard O’Neill of Nassau AOH Division 7 for his great service to the order, added the festival release.
The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Nickerson Beach, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach. There will be a $10 per person entry charge but no charge for children under 16.
A Mass will be held on site at 11 a.m.
For more information go to NassauAOHfeis.com or call (646)481-3347.