11th annual Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

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EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene’s Irish Cultural Festival blends the rich Celtic traditions of Ireland’s past and the sports, arts and lifestyles that define the culture today.

Now in its 11th year, the festival has grown to feature local vendors, dozens of music and dance performances, and a hurling competition.

With St. Patrick's day just around the corner, dozens came out to Sheldon High School on Saturday to celebrate Irish heritage.

With seventeen different workshops, people could dabble in everything irish, from tying celtic knots to learning traditional tunes.

Event coordinator Peggy Hinsman says this is a great way to share irish culture with people in the community.