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Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones headline Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

An internationally known Irish music group returns to the Bluegrass to headline the city’s St. Patrick’s festivities on March 14 as part of the 41st annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will play a free performance at 3:30 p.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. They’re one of nine acts participating in the annual festival...

Bluegrass Irish Society dedicates 39th annual St. Patrick’s Parade in honor of Alltech’s Pearse Lyons

The board of directors of the Bluegrass Irish Society is dedicating the 39th annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s parade in honor of Dr. Pearse Lyons. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17, in downtown Lexington will begin with a tribute to Lyons, Alltech’s founder and a longtime Bluegrass Irish Society supporter. “The Bluegrass Irish Society lost a friend and benefactor....

Lineup announced for Lexington’s 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival March 17

Eight performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 17, as part of the Lexington’s 39th Annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The lineup features dancers and musicians from across Central Kentucky. In 2018, the festival returns to the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza at 120 N. Limestone in downtown Lexington. It’s part of an all-day celebration...

Lexington’s 38th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival gets new location in 2017

Eight performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 11, as part of the city’s 38th Annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The lineup features local musicians and dancers, as well as two international acts. The festival is part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. For 2017,...

Luck of the Irish: Transylvania president Seamus Carey named St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal

Dr. Seamus Carey, the 26th president of Lexington’s Transylvania University, has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 37th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12. The son of Irish immigrants, Carey grew up in Bronx, New York. A well-known educator and author, Carey is an avid athlete, having played Irish football and hurling. He was also a basketball player and was recruited...