It’s the time of year when we celebrate the joy of Savannah’s Irish! Just in case you didn’t know, Savannah puts on the largest Irish Festival in the South. We already have Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras Tybee this weekend, so y’all should come on down and let’s sprinkle in lots of Irish fun, too.
One of my favorite groups to watch is the Irish Dancers of Savannah. “Founded in 1989, the purpose of the Irish Dancers of Savannah is to ‘promote and preserve Irish culture and tradition in Savannah through dance’. The IDS are devoted to ‘keeping the tradition alive’ by providing Irish dance lessons to children and adults and by performing lively dance routines at various cultural, religious, civic and private events.
Under the direction of Savannah native Maria Kenney Buckhaults, who has been dancing for over 40 years, this hard working and energetic group was the city’s first organized Irish dance school. The group’s studio and meeting hall, known as the Irish Cultural Center, is conveniently located in midtown Savannah, and welcomes all of Savannah Irish to their center. Each August, the group hosts the city’s first Irish dance competition, the Historic Savannah Feis.” – Savannah Irish Festival
Throughout the weekend, there’ll be lots of dedicated children’s activities and performances on the kids stage and you can bet the luck of the Irish there will be lots of fun for adults, too! You won’t find a better time to enjoy dancing, singing, fun and games for the whole family Saturday and Sunday February 14 and 15! Get your tickets at www.savannahirish.org.
The joy of Savannah’s Irish brings so much more fun to an already busy weekend. Savannah and Tybee Island are perfect for romancing that someone special for Valentine’s Day and just know we’re going to laissez ruler les bon temps for Mardi Gras Tybee, too. When it comes to having the most joyful getaways, you know it always starts with the Natural Retreats of Tybee Joy Vacations!