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2016 Boyne City Irish Heritage Week March 13-20

The ninth annual Irish Heritage Week kicks off in Boyne City on Sunday, March 13.

Boyne City’s Irish foundations run deep and that history will be celebrated with a full range of themed events running through March 20.

In 1856 when Irish immigrants John and Harriet Miller, came upon the green valley in northern Michigan with a river running through, it reminded them of home.

They settled here and named the valley and the river Boyne.

Leading the event is chair and founder, Linn Williams, who was the vision behind the first event in 2008.

“The River Boyne in Ireland is one of great historical significance steeped in history, legend and tales. During Irish Heritage Week we want to share some of this heritage with the people of Boyne City,” said Williams. “The events are family oriented and include Irish music, song, story-telling, dance and, of course, food. “

Sunday March 13
1 to 3 p.m. Irish Singalong Session with John Richey and Friends, Boyne District Library Community Room.

Monday March 14
6:30 to 7:30 p.m Learn to Speak Irish for St. Patrick’s Day – Becky Kuebler, Boyne District Library Community Room.

Tuesday March 15
6:30 p.m. “Michael Collins” film showing, Boyne District Library.

Wednesday March 16
6:30 p.m Irish History Lecture/Discussion – “The Easter Rising 1916: Its Meaning Then and Its Meaning Now,” Dr. George Colburn, City Hall Auditorium.

Thursday March 17
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Business After Hours – Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Lynda’s Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake St. Co-sponsored by Family Fare Supermarket. Complimentary admission, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

• 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cafe Santé St. Patrick’s Day Celebration features Grand Rapids Irish folk fusion band The Saltbound, house-made corned beef Irish dinner, green beads, $3 Irish shots and logo glasses with Irish beer pints all day.

Happy Time Zone means $1 off beer, wine and cocktails from 3 to 6 p.m. Located at 1 Water Street.

Friday March 18
5:30 p.m. 9th Annual Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a traditional Irish feast prepared by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program and live Irish music.
The dinner will be held at the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 101 River St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 through 12.
Tickets are available online at, or at the Chamber office or Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River.

Saturday March 19
Irish Step Dance Workshop, 9 to 10 a.m. – Boyne City Education Center (former Middle School) Culinary Arts Classroom, entrance on Main Street.

Irish Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m. Fairy tales and myths, Boyne District Library, Soda Bread Contest and Judging, 11 a.m. – Boyne City Bakery (former Johan’s location), Entry forms at

Irish High Tea, 2 to 4 p.m. – Local Flavor Bookstore, 125 Water St.,

Boyne City Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tastes of Spring – It’s time to “Think Green,” in the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library,.

Sunday March 20
1 to 3 p.m. Celtic Music Session – Join hostess Gaeyle Gerrie and other local musicians to hear Irish music at the Boyne District Library.
Musicians and listeners are encouraged to attend.
For info, contact Gaeyle at (231) 883-7664.

For more information and updates on events visit:

Or, call the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 582-6222.

Mark Olson plays traditional Irish tunes at a previous year's Irish Heritage Week celebration. Boyne City Gazette file photo

Mark Olson plays traditional Irish tunes at a previous year’s Irish Heritage Week celebration. Boyne City Gazette file photo

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