WHAT EXACTLY IS AN IRISH HOOLEY?

The Old First Ward in Buffalo, New York has a deep-rooted, vibrant, and thriving Irish community. Few American cities rival Western New York in this regard. Finally Buffalo Riverworks will host an event that fully embodies and embraces the Irish immigrant experience on the Buffalo waterfront. Hooley on the River, taking place Saturday July 22nd rain or shine at Buffalo Riverworks, promises a genuine and engaging Irish experience on the banks of the Buffalo River that you won’t want to miss.

Just what is a hooley? A hooley is day of festivities centered around dancing, singing, and general merriment in the traditional Irish fashion. Some say the very soul of Ireland is expressed most perfectly is the joyous exuberance of her traditional dances. Others pine for the melodies and spring of the unmistakable music. But still more find that Irish identity is found intertwined in folk stories, which will be told for all to enjoy.

No matter what your favorite part of Irish culture is, we assure you that your friends and family will say “go raibh maith agat” or thank you, for taking them down to Buffalo Riverworks to enjoy continuous traditional Irish songs, dances, and storytelling. From 12pm to 10pm, you have the opportunity to witness a most memorable display of the ocean-spanning culture of Ireland, amidst the industrial blue collar ambiance of Buffalo Riverworks.

Buffalo Riverworks has partnered with the Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School and Mount Mercy Academy schools to donate 100% of the net proceeds equally both organizations. We are dedicated to developing our local youth. Irish eyes will be smiling on you for supporting children’s education right here in Western New York. Not only will you be supporting a worthy cause but ticket buyers are also entered to win the Labatt Blue Contest for Two! The winner will receive a custom Labatt Blue canoe, a night’s stay in a suite with a river view for two at the Lofts on Pearl, and dinner for at the The Ward for…you guessed it, two! No purchase is necessary to enter however, just fill out the form!

If that’s not already enough, Buffalo Riverworks also invites you aboard the world’s oldest active fireboat, the Edward M. Cotter which will be making an exclusive appearance. The one hundred and seventeen year old fireboat is capable of pumping 15,000 gallons of Lake Erie water a minute. It is one of three operational fireboats on the Great Lakes. Don’t miss your chance to take a tour on this floating U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Get your tickets now for Hooley On The River: Capturing The Real Irish Immigrant Experience and share www.HooleyOnTheRiver.com on social media!

About Riverworks: The city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River. Our massive waterfront complex is a true destination for skating, hockey, curling & concerts with dining, bars & concessions. Riverworks is Western New York’s backyard and it’s open year round.

       

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Joe Grabianowski is a media specialist, an award winning photographer, and a published copywriter. He has had photos published in Speedway Illustrated and Area Auto Racing News and has written race coverage for the indoor karting franchise Pole Position Raceway and national auto racing sanctioning body DIRTcar. Joe is a historian, married, and a lifelong Buffalonian. Got a story on Buffalo, racing, History, or craft beer? Throw me a line at joe@doubleclutchinc.com.

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ABOUT RIVERWORKS

 

The city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.

Our Massive waterfront complex is a true destination for skating, hockey, curling & concerts with dining, bars & concessions.

Riverworks is Western New York's backyard and it's open year round.

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Phone: 844.SIX.CANS
Fax: 716.342.2310
Email: info@BuffaloRiverworks.com
Address: 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY

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Phone: (716) 342-2292 ext. 524
Fax: 716.342.2310
Email: SGreen@BuffaloRiverWorks.com
Address: 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY

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