The Failte Montana Irish Festival was back in downtown Caras Park after a three-year hiatus, due to a change in sponsorship and, of course, Covid. When it was announced that there wouldn't be an event last year,  the Friends of Irish Studies in the West stepped up to put on the event and use it as a fundraiser for their programs at the University of Montana.

Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
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The Friends of Irish Studies in the West is the largest program west of the Mississippi that teaches Irish Culture, the Gaelic language, and the history of Irish immigrants in Montana.

Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
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As we broke records in Missoula last weekend with the heat, quite a few brave souls stayed hydrated and enjoyed music, dance, food, and fun! The Friends of Irish Studies in the West will be putting on events throughout the year and will be fundraising with a trip to Ireland as a grand prize with the proceeds going to the program.

Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
Irish Festival 2022/Chris Wolfe
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The drawing for the trip will be in March of 2023 so keep your eyes and ears open for your chance to get some tickets to help the great programs and possibly win a trip to Ireland!

Failte Irish Festival of Montana 2022 in Pics

Montana Irish Festival 2022