Calendar of Events
June 28th - LBFA Meeting, 5:30pm
Arterial - 17th & Jackson
July 26th - LBFA Meeting, 5:30pm
Location to be determined
Additional Events in 2017
August 11-13 - La Crosse IrishFest
September - Octoberfest Maple Leaf and Torchlight Parades
December - Annual Christmas Party, TBD
Bantry Development and Tourism Association
Many thanks to all of our members who helped make
2016 a great success!
From the Coulee Hoolie Ceili, two brat barn fundraisers, display set up at the Global Initiatives Week and UWL International Banquet, three parades, booths at Irishfest, speech at the Irish Garden dedication and ending with our annual Christmas party, it has truely been a busy but, definitely a fun year! This 2017 promises more fun!
Please consider joining our LBFA family!
Kriss Kuhn - President
LBFA was again invited to participate on March 23rd at the
2017 Annual UWL International Banquet.
It was a wonderful evening filled with cultural performances and an opportunity to share with the community our connection, as a sister city, to Bantry, Ireland.
The 2nd Annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili was a Success!
Thank You to all who worked so hard to make our 2nd Annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili a success. What a great evening of dance, music, a silent auction and all round good family fun!
This event benefited The La Crosse Area Suicide
Prevention Initiative and Lisheens House in Bantry,
La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association hosted the 2nd annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili, on February 25, 2017. This charity fundraiser was organized to create a twinning with two similar groups, La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative and Lisheens House (Bantry, Ireland) and to strengthen LBFA's connection to La Crosse's sister city Bantry.
Proceeds of $2,200.00 were raised and shared between the two charities.
On June 5th LBFA hosted a tour group of 30 members and La Crosse area residents to Ireland, visiting La Crosse's sister city Bantry. Flying into Dublin, they visited Galway, "quiet Man" walking tour of Cong, excursion to Garnish Island, Trinity College (book of Kells), Guinness Storehouse, Clonmacnoise, Cliffs of Moher, the Bantry House and more. While in Bantry (for 3 days) our members were able to present a check to Lisheens House for the amazing work they do in efforts to create awareness and prevent suicide.