WESTON, W.Va. — The 33rd annual Irish Spring Festival in the Ireland community will kick-off on Sunday with the flag raising ceremony next to the community building at 11:30 a.m., to be followed by a Pot O’clock dinner at 1 p.m. and The Psalms of Ireland gospel sing will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Ireland United Methodist Church on the hill.
The festival ends on March 20 with the ascent to the Blarney Rock at 12:30 p.m. and Declaration of Spring. In between there are all sorts of activities for young and old alike.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Kites.” Organizers say a popular event of the festival is the kite flying event set for Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Mabel’s field.
And the kite flying is not just for the young. All are invited to participate in the celebration of the arrival of spring. March 15 is the “big” day for the festival, with many activities taking place this day, including the popular parade at 1 p.m.