An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival


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An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival

August 13, 14 & 15, 2021

Butte, Montana

 2017 Vedor Informati

*Free Admission!*               *Free Admission!*

Located at the Original Mine Yard

The An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival is a celebration of the Irish heritage and contribution to the people of Montana. This festival has created its place as a world-class event that draws people from not only Montana, but across the United States and internationally. The An Rí Rá is regarded as one of the best Irish festivals in North America.

Be prepared with your lawn chair and umbrella for this beautiful outdoor Montana event.

We will be having two of the above water bottle refilling stations at this years festival.  Bottled water will still be sold, but with all the waste and plastic involved we would like to see these used extensively. We will also have An Ri Ra water bottles for sale.

Map to the Festival Grounds

Lodging questions contact the Butte Chamber of Commerce 1000 George St. Butte, MT  59701       406-723-3177

Irish Road Bowling is BACK!

Come out and enjoy a true Irish past time

REGISTRATION:  Sat Aug 10 at the Original Mine Yard – 8am to 8:45am

TIME: Irish Road Bowling starts at 9am at the walking path above the Original


Free Beginners Language Classes

Location:  Butte – Silver Bow Archives, 17 W Quartz St, Butte, MT

Saturday Aug 10th from 10 am – 2 pm

2019 An Ri Ra Lecture/Author Series Schedule

Location for the Lecture/Author series will be the Covellite Theater, 215 W Broadway St. Butte, MT [subject to change]

Friday Aug 9, 2019

10:00 am Mark Howard & Chelsea Hoy – Trinity Irish Dance Company Craving New Traditions

11:00 am Jim McCarthy – What is the Butte Connection

12:00 noon Tom Sweeny – Come All Ye Gallant Irishmen – A look at historic Irish ballards

2019 Raffle!

  • 1st place prize – ticket for 2 to Ireland with the Town Pants Band [limited airfare provided]
  • 2nd place prize – $1000 Travel Voucher [good for 1 year]
  • 3rd place prize two tickets to a Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech in Southbend. Donated by Dr. Nick Digiovine [transportation not included]
    Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $25. Drawing Saturday, August 10 about 10 pm. Need not be present to win.

Tickets sold at the Festival or contact Mary K. Maloney at 406-560-4101, 100 E. Broadway, Butte, MT 59701 or email

(Credit cards not accepted as payment for raffle tickets.)

A Special Thanks to 2019 Sponsors

James & Chloe Gilman Charitable Foundation

Carl Sullivan & Masaca Translation Services LLC

Debbie & Larry Smith

1st Montana Bank, Butte

Harrington Bottling Company, Butte

Jeff Francis

Hotel Finlen


 Steele's Warehouse

 Montana Standard

Dennehey orthodontics


Granite Mountain Bank


Water & Environmental Technologies

SeaCast of Montana


 Music start time will be at 3pm and end at 11pm on Friday. 
On Saturday, music will being at 12pm and end at 11pm. 

Questions about An Rí Rá music performances? email

-2019 Performers-

Schedule subject to change.

The Whileaways

Evans & Doherty

Tom Sweeny

Kevin Doyle

McLean Avenue Band

Trinity Irish Dance Company with band

 Dublin Gulch
Dublin Gulch

Tiernan Irish Dancers