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March 11 – 16, 2013 | 29th Annual Celebration
‘New Dublin’ (New London), Wisconsin
Monday March 11
Leprechaun Day • Leprechauns change the name of the town to New Dublin for the week, entertain kids, visit the elderly, and appear at various businesses.
Tuesday March 12
Hooligan Day • Corned beef and cabbage is served during the week at Pup’s Irish Pub and Pine Tree Supper Club on Hwy 54 in North Dublin (Northport) and places such as The Waters, Half Nelson’s, Hilby’s, Shamrock Heights, and many other fine local establishments in New Dublin (New London).
Wednesday March 13
Irish Caroling at St. Joseph Residence and Franklin Park apartments. It’s a great way to learn all the traditional Irish sing-a-longs. Song sheets are provided. Meet in the lobby of St. Joseph’s at 5:00 pm.
Thursday March 14
Irish Entertainment Night • 7:00 pm at the New London High School auditorium. Talented artists from the New Dublin area present a moving evening of Irish entertainment on stage that features songs, dances, and the humor of Ireland. Also, the introduction of Irish Man and Irish Rose, Grand Marshals, and Irish Lad & Lassie will be made. It’s great family entertainment. Free admission, donations appreciated.
Friday March 15
Irish Céili (kay-lee) • 7:00 pm – At the Crystal Falls Banquet Facility. A traditional social gathering of friends and family for music & dance. Learn Irish dance steps or just watch. Bob Pillsbury will be the caller and the Ceili band is The McGuiness Session Band. Free admission, donations appreciated.
Finnegan’s Wake • 8:00 pm – Begins at Pup’s Irish Pub two miles west of New Dublin on Hwy 54 in North Dublin (Northport) and proceeds to other local establishments. Finnegan’s Wake is a parody of an Irish funeral.
Saturday March 16
St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade • 1:00 pm – Downtown. Wisconsin’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade includes an extensive lineup of bagpipe & marching bands, festive clowns, specialty units, clans, business floats, and more–up to 125 units or more. Prizes are awarded for the best entries. View the Parade Route.
New Dublin Irish Fest • 11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Switchback will play from 11 am to 1 pm and Dublin 5 (formerly known as The Rovers) from 3 pm to 6pm. Also, Irish food, beverages, and market booths. Held downtown under a huge heated tent by Festival Foods. Entrance to Irish Fest is $5.00 for the day.
Free Shuttle Service – After Irish Fest a shuttle runs form 6:00 pm to 3:00 am around the New Dublin (New London, WI) area.
Sunday March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day!
Police department reminder: Do not place chairs out on the sidewalk the night before the parade or until the snow has been cleared from the side walk. Open intoxicants are prohibited. Animals are prohibited on public property at events as per city ordinance (pdf).
Events are sponsored by the Shamrock Club of New Dublin with the help of many fine businesses and individuals from New Dublin and the surrounding area. Information about any of the events listed may be obtained through the contact page or email us. Get parade entry info here.
Schedule is subject to possible changes.