Take a 90-minute guided tour of the Historic Village at Allaire in Wall Township this Saturday, March 12, to experience the history and culture of Ireland. A period dressed interpreter will escort you to all of our historic buildings and trade shops where villagers are waiting to welcome you and demonstrate traditional Irish cooking, folklore and music! Listen to the Ballycastle Band perform a variety of traditional Irish songs in the historic Chapel, smell the delicious Irish meals and treats prepared by talented hearth cooks, learn about the history of the holiday and much more! The event starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are $15. Purchase your tickets at www.allairevillage.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
James P. Allaire’s Howell Works of 1836 consisted of workers from many ethnic backgrounds, including people from Ireland who likely made up the majority of the population. Migrating down to New Jersey from New York, the Irish workers at the Howell Iron Works primarily served as molders for the furnace operation, but also were blacksmiths, farmers, and other skilled furnace workers. They brought with them their customs and traditions.
The tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Strollers are not permitted inside the historic buildings. Tour groups will meet at the Allaire Community Hall (at the head of the Parking Lot) and depart from there.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets are a donation to Allaire Village Inc, the non-profit organization that operates the Historic Village at Allaire.
Flea market Saturday, March 19
Also, next Saturday, March 19, starting at 8 a.m., Allaire will host its first flea market of the season. Hunt for bargains among vintage treasures, thrifted items, books, art work, handmade items, knick-knacks and more! Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.
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