Sharon Shannon to headline New Ross festival
1IRISH AMERICA DAY FESTIVAL, NEW ROSS The fourth annual Irish America Day Festival which takes place this weekend in New Ross, haS a packed programme of events for Ireland's official July 4th celebrations. Irish America Fest promises to be an exciting weekend for all the family to celebrate the U.S holiday in style with events continuing throughout the weekend across the district. The weekend's activities will kick off on Friday from noon, with arts and crafts on the quayside, along with a carnival and will finish off Friday night with live entertainment on the main stage with a fantastic line up of nationally renowned artists and bands including Frances Black, Sharon Shannon and The Fureys. Saturday will be keeping in line with US traditions whereby the American Declaration of Independence will be read by the 'Town Crier' at The Tholsel at noon. You will see New Ross businesses host some al fresco dining along South Street with live entertainment provided by local artists on stage. Saturday's celebrations will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the River Barrow at 10.30 p.m.