August 15-18, 2019

August 15-18, 2019

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Photo Contest

Enter your photos at the Fest and you could win some green! The contest is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Photos must be submitted at the contest booth on the day they are entered and only during Festival hours and prior to the daily selection times. Early entries are not allowed. 



Take a look at past winners below!


2017 Photo Contest Winners

First Place Photo Contest Milwaukee Irish Fest

Second Place Milwaukee Irish Fest Photo Contest   Third Place at Milwaukee Irish Fest Photo Contest

1st Place: Harpist on Dublin Street - Susan, Glendale, WI
2nd Place: Famine Memorial in Dublin - Tim, Milwaukee, WI
3rd Place: - Worm Hole Inis Mor - Dena, New Berlin, WI

Irish Fest Photo Contest  Irish Fest Photo Contest

Irish Fest Photo Contest  Irish Fest Photo Contest

Irish Fest Photo Contest  Irish Fest Photo Contest

Honorable Mentions: 
Galway Bay Area - Kathie, Portage, WI
Grandson on the shore of Galway Bay - Sheila, Racine, WI
Guinnes Time in Dublin - Kelly, Milwaukee, WI
House with Hydrangeas - Tom, Kenosha, WI
Boats in the River Laune - Cheryl, Hartland, WI
Black Sod Bay - Tim, Hartland, WI


2016 Photo Contest Winners


First Place  

2nd Place  3rd Place

Ireland Images Winner
1st Place: Kelly Hayden - Galway Hooker: Traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay
2nd Place: Kelly Hayden - Spiral Staircase: Trinity College Library in Dublin
3rd Place: Diana Tergerson - Michael Quirke: Woodcutter/Storyteller in Sligo


  Honorable Mention  Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention  Honorable Mention  Honorable Mention

2016 Honorable Mention
Sarah Primozic - Aer Lingus: Flying over Ireland
Colleen Malloy - Home of Colleen's Great-Great Grandpa: Tulla, County Clare
Susan Rybarchyk - An'Chonair (Conor Pass): Harpist
Karen Schoenung - Ring of Kerry: Sweet Kittens on Sheep
Dawn Doran - View from the Archway: Ruins from the Trim Castle grounds
Lindsey Bowman - Interior of Quille's Farm: Muckross House & Traditional Farms, Killarney


2015 Photo Contest Winners


Ireland Images

1st Place - Trotting on the beach in Lahinch - Photographer: Ashley Miller
2nd Place - Mural in Limerick - Photographer: Jennifer Bartley
3rd Place - Ardmore Cathedral at Night - Photographer: Tina Dunne


Irish Fest Images
1st Place - Piper Silhouette - Photographer: Donald Phelps
2nd Place - Fiddler - Photographer: Gary Warren Niebuhr
3rd Place - Kilts - Photographer: Ann Rohloff


2015 Honorable Mention
Horse at the Guinness Brewery - Photographer: Dan Gille
Docking in Grosshaven, County Cork - Photographer: Kelsey Kelleher
Tourist Boats at Skellig Michael - Photographer: Donald Phelps

  • Aer Lingus
  • Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Five Farms Irish Cream
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Northwoods Web Solutions
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


  • Center: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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