MRIF Dates
May 26 - 5PM-11PM
May 27 - 9AM-11PM
May 28 - 10AM-5PM
Welcome!!

13th Annual Missouri River Irish Fest!


Come join us for a weekend filled with Music, Crafts, Food and Beverages as we celebrate the Irish Culture.

Artistically Crafted!
Come Join Us for a session of Crafting your own Blue Moon Glass! Details are here - Blue Moon

Cultural Schedule

KATY DEPOT CULTURAL AREA

FRIDAY 
6:30-8 PM – Katy Depot Cultural Area Open
7:00-8:30PM – Ceili Dancing with Deborah Hyland/ Free Dance Open to All

SATURDAY
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Katy Depot Cultural Area Open
11:30-12:30 PM – We’ll Have You Speaking Irish in a Half an Hour (A Fun Intro to Irish Language)
1:00-2:00 PM – St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club
2:30-3:30 PM – An Irish Play:The Conversation
4:00-5:00 PM – Bodhrán Class: Come learn to play the Irish Drum, 10 yrs and older, limit 30, FREE PIZZA
5:30-6:30 PM – Learn About the Sister Cities Program and our Adult and Student Exchanges
7:00 PM – Closed

SUNDAY
11:00 AM-4:00 PM – Katy Depot Cultural Area Open
12:00-1:00 PM – We’ll Have You Speaking Irish in a Half an Hour (A Fun Intro to Irish Language)
1:30-2:30 PM – An Irish Play: The Conversation
3:00-4:00 PM – Learn About the Sister Cities Program and our Adult and Student Exchanges
4:00 PM – Closed

Ceili Dance Friday Night.
Ceili Dance: a ceili (kay-lee) is a traditional Irish gathering for fun, fellowship, and laughs (or craic as the Irish might say). Traditional ceili dances were enjoyed at house parties and corner road gatherings in the rural countrysides. Decades later, they are still danced in Ireland.
Come join us Friday night, May 26 7-8:30 pm. for a Ceili. Our caller, Deborah Hyland makes it very easy, plus there are people there who have danced before. We love beginners!!
 
 
Bodhrán Class
 
Come learn to play a bodhrán. This is for the wee and grown folk alike. Sessions will be held in the Katy Depot on Saturday and Sunday. Check the schedule for times.
 
Come learn to speak Irish
 
What is the Irish Language? Come and have a bit of craic as we teach you to speak Irish in 30 minutes or less. OK, just a few words, but you are sure to have a good time.
Who was Grace O’Malley?
Come and learn about Grace O’Malley, the famous Irish Pirate Queen and head of the O’Malley Clan.
Enjoy a play, titled THE CONVERSATION about her famous meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1593, when her sons Tibbot Burke (Tiobóid de Búrca) and Murrough O’Flaherty (Murchadh Ó Flaithbheartaigh), and her half-brother Dónal an Phíopa (“Dónal of the Pipes”) were taken captive by the English governor of Connacht, Sir Richard Bingham, O’Malley sailed to England to petition for their release. She formally presented her request to Elizabeth I at her court in Greenwich Palace.