3rd Annual Saint Paul Irish Arts Week

Always seeking the new, the fascinating, and the surprising, the Saint Paul Irish Arts Week interlinks the international, national, and local energies of Irish culture with ten days full of fun activities. We are bringing two offerings directly from Ireland and one from Canada. For the first time, we will present professional theatre with Gary Murphy’s performance of Frank O’Connor’s "The Genius," presented on Park Square’s Proscenium Stage. Also, author and literary historian, Christopher Fitz-Simon will read from his witty and irreverent collection "Rise Above! The Letters of Tyrone Guthrie." From Toronto, Professor Máirtín Cóilféir will offer his innovative accelerated Irish language learning class.


Sunday, April 29

8:00 a.m.   3:00 p.m. O’Shea Irish Dance Feis. Free.

Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University in Saint Paul


5:00 8:00 p.m. Beltane Bonfire and Sing-a-long. Free.

Newell Park

Celebrate the arrival of summer in ancient Irish fashion. Musicians and dancers welcome! All ages. Family friendly. If you like, bring a snack to share.