CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

iIrish Crossword Puzzle:

By Linda Burke

ACROSS

1 July 17-30: ______ Arts Festival

6 June 16 _________ Dublin (James Joyce

festival)

9 August 12-20: National ________ Week

12 June 16-18 Beyond the ____Festival

Glendalough Estate

13 August 18-22: Rose of ______

International Festival

15 ___ 29: Spring Bank Holiday, Northern

Ireland

17 August 11-13: ______ Races (horse)

19 November 12: Remembrance ______,

remember WWI dead, people wear poppies

on lapels

22 August 3-13 (likely): Féile an Phobail, West

________ (Irish cultural festival)

24 June 16-18 ____ and Soul Festival 2023

Westmeath

25 September 29-October 1 : Dingle ____

Festival

26 May 31-June 4: Listowel _______’ Week,

County Kerry (literary festival)

27 June 29-July 2: Patrún Festival, ________,

Aran Islands (currach boat races)

30 December 31: New Year’s ___

31 August 4-6 ____________ Festival Cork

35 August 12-13 Dingle _______ (boat

races)

36 August 4-6 All ________Now Festival

Waterford

38 October 28-30: Galway _____ (horse)

39 March 16-19: St. Patrick’s Festival,

_______ (parades, music, arts)

42 October 30: October Bank _______,

Republic of Ireland

43 December 26: St. _______’_Day, Republic

of Ireland

DOWN

2 July 1-2 _________Festival Dublin

3 September 14-24, _______ Arts Festival

4 August 7: August Bank _______ Republic

of Ireland

5 September 11-12: ______ Races (horse

races)

7 June16-18 ___Sessions 2023, Bundoran.

County Donegal

8 August 5-7: Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food &

_____Festival, County Wexford

10 January 25-29: _______ Bar Trad, Dublin

(Irish music and culture festival)

11 May 27-June 5: ______ Nua, Ennis

(traditional music and dance

festival)

12 August 10-12: ____Fair, Killorglin, County

Kerry (“Ireland’s Oldest Fair” and drink-fest)

14 ­________ Bank Holiday, Northern

Ireland only

16 June 6: June ____Holiday, Republic of

Ireland

18 May 1: May Day/_____ Day; Early May

Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland

20 July 12: Orangemen’s Day/Battle of the

_____ anniversary, Northern Ireland

(Protestant marches, protests)

21 June 23: St. John’s Eve _______ Night,

Kilronan, Aran Islands

23 August 6-14: ______ Cheoil, Mullingar

(traditional-music festival)

28 September 22-24: Galway ______ and

Seafood Festival

29 August 15: _______ Fair

32 October 31: Halloween celebrations

(Europe’s largest), _____

33 September 1-3 ________ Festival Laois

34 July 31-August 6: Galway _____(horse)

37 October 26-30: Cork Guinness ____

Festival

40 October 12-29 _______ International Arts

Festival

41 December 26 ______Day, Northern Ireland

*Linda worked as secretary to the Grand Recorder of the Ohio Royal and Select Masons. She is a past president of the Irish American Club – Eastside and was selected as Member of the Year in 2009. She is married to Jim Burke and has three children and four grandchildren. Linda is a student of the Irish language and all things Irish.

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