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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Long Grove With the Return of Irish Days

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Brittany Johnson

Historic Downtown Long Grove celebrates the return of Irish Days! St. Patrick's Day is no longer the only time to revel in the cultural traditions from the land of shamrocks and Guinness. Back by popular demand and hosted by Paddy's on the Square, The Irish Boutique, and the Long Grove Business and Community Partners, Irish Days will take place Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 30 through September 1, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bring the whole family and enjoy all the best that the Irish culture has to offer, including:

Entertainment by:

• Larkin and Moran Brothers -- Drinking Songs and Irish Favorites

• Gavin Coyle -- Irish Ballads

• Baal Tinne -- Toe Tapping Traditional Music

• Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane -- Everyone will be singing

• McNulty Irish Dancers

• Dillon Gavin Irish Dancers

• Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band

• Jeff Ward - Sharing Irish and Scottish ballads, drinking songs and acoustic American folk songs


• Best in Show Irish Dogs -- All dogs are Irish during Irish Days

• Best Lookin' Men's Legs in a Kilt

Traditional Irish Food & Drink:

• Winston's serves Authentic Irish Fare, along with Guinness & Irish Brew

A Most Celebrated Feature of Irish Days:

• Sunday Morning Mass with Father Ryan of St. Francis de Sales

Activities for the "Wee" Folk:

• Arts & Crafts

• Face Painting and Tattoos

• Village-Wide Leprechaun Hunt

Pint Glass Giveaway:

• Shop Long Grove's One of A Kind Shops and Restaurants, Spend $150, Receive a Free Long Grove Irish Days Pint Glass

This family-friendly Irish bash will be based in Fountain Square in the heart of Downtown Long Grove. For more details visit, email or call the Visitor's Information Center at 847.634.0888