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Irish festival in Canton

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The Irish Cultural Centre of New England will hold an Irish Festival, a weekend of Celtic music, food, and activities. Next Saturday and Sunday, the festival at 200 New Boston Drive will include an Irish raisin bread competition; an attempt to break the world record for most redheads in one location; Irish dancers and musicians; Gaelic football and hurling; and amusement rides, face painting, and ice cream. It will also include a 5k road race at 9:30 a.m. on June 9, and runners are encouraged to show their Irish pride. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

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