Small town of Ireland celebrates 41st annual Irish Spring Festival

Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:54 PM EDT
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IRELAND, W.Va (WDTV) - Many people are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but the town of Ireland has been celebrating since last weekend.

The tiny Lewis County town is celebrating its 41st Irish Spring Festival.

The festivities kick off on Friday and continue through Monday.

Things start off with the Irish Jig at 7 p.m. and ends with the crowning of the king and queen.

Sponsors of the Irish Spring Festival say this party is centered around tradition and brings locals together.

Below are the activities at the Irish Spring Festival on Friday:

  • Friday, March 17
    • 7 p.m. Irish Jig (Square Dance)
    • 7 p.m. Costume Contest
    • 8 p.m. House decorating contest winners announced
    • 8:30 p.m. Costume contest winners announced
    • 9 p.m. King and Queen coronation