A Taste of Ireland on Saturday will feature Irish food, drink, music, dancing, and a silent auction.
It’s presented by the Ulster Project of East Tennessee, and it’s scheduled from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at St. Mary’s Family Life Center in Oak Ridge.
The dinner will feature Irish specialties that include shepherd’s pie, potato and salmon pie, and lentil soup. Dessert will be just as special, with Bailey’s Irish Crème bars and Andes Mint Chocolate brownies, among other options, a press release said.
The silent auction will include a bed and breakfast getaway, a variety of gift baskets including a sandalwood fragrance basket donated by the Ferell Shop in Oak Ridge, and a basket of goodies and gift cards donated by the Casual Pint in Knoxville.
The Ulster Project was started in 1975 as a way for Northern Irish and U.S. Catholic and Protestant teens to be involved in a project that allowed for opportunities to learn of the similarities and differences between their religious affiliations, as opposed to the prejudices.
The Ulster Project is based on a simple idea of sharing experiences. Northern Irish Teenagers are hosted by American families of the same religion and with a teenager of the same age and gender. Friendships are created and a safe trusting environment is provided. The teens meet daily throughout the month of July in structured activities designed to foster the trust between the different cultures.
The pubs will open at A Taste of Ireland at 6 p.m. Saturday, the buffet is from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Shamrock Road will play music from 8-10 p.m.
Tickets to the event are $25 ($20 for under 21 and over 65), and reserved tables of eight are available for $200. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following Oak Ridge establishments: Realty Center, The Ferrell Shop, and St. Mary’s Ministry Center, or they can be purchased the night of the event.
St. Mary’s Family Life Center is at 327 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge.
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