Springfield church gala celebrates Irish heritage

Hampden County

An Irish celebration in Chicopee Sunday night as we get closer to St. Patrick’s Day.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield hosted an Irish Celebration at the Castle of Knights. 

All proceeds benefitted the Sisters of St. Joseph. The event sold Irish food, such as Irish soda bread and warm corned beef sandwiches.

Sister Elly Harrington of Chicopee told 22News, this event celebrates everyone’s Irish heritage and even those that aren’t of Irish descent.

“We are most grateful to everybody for what they do for us,” Sister Harrington said. “How they help us, how they help us take care of our elderly and retired sisters.”

Sister Harrington also said this is the beginning of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the area.

The 2019 Grand Colleens of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade were also at Sunday night’s event. 

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