Kansas City Irish Festival 2021
News21 September 2021
The Consulate team was delighted to return to Kansas City Irish Festival this year, where we hosted a “Pop-Up Consulate”. Following last year’s ‘Fest where you are’, the Festival successfully moved entirely outdoors for Labor Day weekend, the first in-person festival in our region since 2019.
The festival, which began in 2003, is a major gathering for the Irish American community in the Midwestern region of the United States and celebrates Kansas City’s unique Irish heritage and culture. This year, the three-day festival included musical performances, Irish dance groups and some fantastic Irish comedy. The Government of Ireland proudly supported it again this year through the Emigrant Support Programme.
The “Pop-Up Consulate” was again set up in the Kansas City Irish Center’s Cultural Café, where we answered attendees questions about visiting Ireland, Irish citizenship, the Irish passport service and much more.
The wonderful Kansas City Irish community and the Fest team did a brilliant job, working hard in such uncertain times to ensure a safe and successful celebration of all things Irish in Kansas City.
The Brownes family and the CG Austin team.
As always, we received a warm Irish welcome from Kerry Browne and her family at Browne’s Irish Marketplace.
Browne’s Irish Marketplace is the oldest Irish business in North America founded in 1887 and a central point within the Irish community. It is also our favourite place to stock up on all of our favourite Irish treats from home!