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The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival is proud to announce our 2020 schedule of events! Take a look at our brochure, below, or click on the .pdf link at the top of the page, above, to open an easier-reading version. And check out all our events on Facebook! We hope you will join us for a rich offering of Irish and Irish-American culture from February 29th – March 27th.

2020 Raffle

Raffle Tickets

2020 Events Schedule

Laoise Moore, Consul General

2020 Festival News:

In Fall 2018, at the Fletcher Free Library, Dan Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to the United States, commented that the Irish language “gave the Irish a well of a thousand years to draw from” in the development of Ireland’s rich culture. The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival returns in March – as it has done for 25 years – to let you all take a dip into that same nourishing well of music, dance, poetry, philosophy, language and cuisine.

For our 25th anniversary, we are once again honored to receive a distinguished visitor from the Irish Consulate: Ms. Laoise Moore, the Consul General of Ireland forNewEngland.We have many new events to share with you, as well as the return of the old favorites. Our raffle has expanded to include more prizes, including a special O’hAnleigh house concert (see web page for other prizes). Thank you to our generous donors. As always, we thank our loyal and generous partners and sponsors: Young Tradition Vermont, Fletcher Free Library, the Vermont Genealogy Library, Hill Attorney PLLC, Michael O’Dowd, and Bob’s Awesome Books.

Enjoy the craic!

Jim Shields

BIHF President

Memories from previous festivals can be found here

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors and partners!


Hill Attorney
Michael O'Dowd


Bob's Awesome Books
Fletcher Free Library
Vermont Genealogy Library
Young Tradition Vermont