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2024 Coulee Hoolie Ceili Fundraiser for La Crosse Dive Unit, and Bantry Lifeboat.

Updated: Feb 22

The La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association confirms its 2024 Coulee Hoolie Ceili Fundraiser for La Crosse Dive Unit, and Bantry Lifeboat (Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association).

You Are Invited!

Join us for music, dancing, food, and storytelling.... come celebrate Your Love of All Things Irish at our good, ol' fashioned Irish Ceili! All are welcome, open to the public.

Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: American Legion Hall, 711 Sixth Street South, La Crosse, WI   54601

Admission: $10 Adult, $8 Senior/Student/Military, $20/Family

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  • Éamonn de Cógáin, widely regarded as Ireland's most energetic caller, will lead the dancing. 

  • Live music provided by the Coulee Hooligans

  • Popular Irish storyteller, Terry Visger, will share her Irish tales. 

  • Irish-themed food. 

  • Silent Auction (6:00-8:00pm) featuring many wonderful items donated by local businesses.

  • Bucket Raffle.

Once again, for 2024, the LBFA, a non-profit organization, supports two other non-profit organizations, one local to La Crosse, Wisconsin, and one local to our Irish Sister City, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. We are pleased to support the La Crosse Dive Unit, and the Bantry Lifeboat (BISRA).

To learn more about each organization, see these links: 


Bantry Lifeboat: 

To strengthen our Sister City connection and to bring awareness to social issues both cities/countries face, LBFA held its first CHC fundraiser in 2016. Each year, proceeds from the CHC are shared equally to deserving non-profit organizations, both here in La Crosse, and in Bantry, Ireland. 

Cash sponsorships and In-Kind donations are welcome and encouraged! 

Donors are rewarded with special acknowledgments, and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity. Slainte!

Éamonn de Cógáin, far right, with Ceili friends.


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