"History is the memory of the human race. Just as a person with amnesia would have no sense of who they are as a human being, the person who knows nothing of the past is cut off from their identity and has no idea why things are as they are. When we learn history, we PARTICIPATE in that memory , and we see ourselves as part of the story of the humans, the biggest story of them all."

-Joseph Miller


​​Michael McHugh Memorial King & Queen  Scholarship Winners:  Will Be Announced Soon!

The Irish American Society of County Will

The Village of Manhattan

Our Sponsors

Manhattan Irish Fest

​March 2nd & 3rd, 2018

​Manhattan, Illinois  U.S.A.

Congratulations to our 2018 GRAND MARSHAL:



Same location as last year-- North of Manhattan Fire Station 81.      Expect dry shoes, regardless of weather.

Strollers will not be allowed in the entertainment tent. A stroller park will be just outside the entrance.

Check out the cultural collection at the Manhattan Historical Society at 255 S State Street - on the Parade Route!

Please -- No trespassing on Metra property -- Use approved crossings only.

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