Irish fest planned for Marshfield on Sept. 10-11

September is the month for Irish Festivals in the Greater Boston area.

In addition to the Dropkick Murphys festival in New Hampshire, the BIR is looking forward to raising a pint at the South Shore Irish Festival on Sept 10 and 11 at the Marshield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St in Marshfield, MA.

This two-day event (Saturday 11a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m.-8 p.m.) will feature live performances from such local favorites as John McDermott, Erin’s Melody, the Fenian Sons, Aoife Scott and the Fighting Jamesons.

Special events for the weekend also include the Battle for the Claddagh Boxing match on Saturday, and the Viking Irish Show, a group that highlights the Norse raiders who settled in Ireland and made a huge impact on the culture of the island.

Tickets are $15 per day in advance, 2-day passes are $25; kids under 12 are free. For more information, the full schedule of events, and to purchase passes, go to