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1990 Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Great Ceili launched the 1990 Milwaukee Irish Fest on Thursday August 16. Divine Savior Holy Angels High School and Marquette University High School held reunions, and the 7th annual bed race continued.

Cultural components included the Irish in Wisconsin, a video by John Gleeson titled Milwaukee Mavourneen, Katie Sweeney – the Irish Lace Lady, and the debut of the High Cross, a reproduction of the Cross of the Scriptures from Clonmacnois, Ireland.

1990 Fun Facts

  • Days: August 16, 17, 18, 19
  • Attendance: 84.662
  • Tickets: $6 for adults, $3 seniors, kids 12 and under free
  • High Cross donated by Shamrock Club and AOH
  • Gulliver Debuts at Bradford Beach



1990 Entertainment Highlights

  • Altan
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Blarney-15 Year reunion
  • Boxty
  • Castle Rock
  • Ceol Cairde
  • Dennis Doyle
  • Full Shilling
  • James Kelly and Mick Black
  • John Dillon Band
  • Listowel
  • McTavish
  • Midnight Court
  • Sean O’Neill Duo
  • The Drovers

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