The Irish Park is a map of Ireland and its 32 counties made up of 170,000 bricks and will serve as the entrance to the Irish Village East Durham, the first Irish living-history museum in the United States.
For a 80 investment, you get a 4 x 8 brick, with your personal 3 line message inscribed on it, placed in the entrance park to the Irish Village East Durham. In the park layout, you can designate the Irish county of your choice.
C.o. Wexford has been allotted 4,700 bricks for sale. Some have already been purchased by businesses and Wexford expats in New York. It is hoped that all Parishes and Cultural, Historical and Sporting Organisations in Wexford will purchase a brick to help finance and run the Park. The Wexford Association would also like people who have family who moved to the States years ago to remember them by purchasing a brick. The brick will be sited geographically on the map.
Today, the Centre is 108 acres and includes a festival grounds and pavilions where we produce the East Durham Irish Festival on Memorial Day weekend; the Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week; the Annual Traditional Irish Music Festival, both in July; and the East Durham Feis in August.
The Centre also includes a sports complex consisting of a regulation Gaelic Football and Hurling field and a baseball field; the John E. Lawe Memorial; the Weldon House, a former resort placed on the National & State Historical Landmark Registers; and the Irish Park.
To download a printable form for brick purchase please click here for a Word version and here for a HTML version