Ireland

Fort Collins DBA St. Patrick's Day Logo

Full disclosure: As a redhead with an Irish grandmother, I’m a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day. BIG. Last year I finally attended the Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Fort Collins, Colorado, and it’s a heck of a good time. This is one of Fort Collins’ biggest parties of the year, with half the town coming out to witness the huge parade and after party in Old Town

Heidi & donkey

The following is the transcript from my weekly radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you’d like, listen to the AUDIO HERE. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel across Colorado. Before I tell you what’s happening this weekend, I want to tell you about this month’s HeidiTown.com Gives Back recipient. Every month, I

Win 4 tickets to Rocky Mountain Irish Festival

**CONTEST CLOSED** The count down till Rocky Mountain Irish Festival starts today with the first of several ticket giveaways. The festival is scheduled for August 25-28, 2011. Rocky Mountain Irish Festival kicks off at Budweiser Events Center with The High Kings at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. The main event will be held lakeside at Boardwalk Park in Windsor, Colorado, starting on Friday, August 26, at 4 p.m. You

My favorite Irish movies

It’s been a long week here in HeidiTown, so I’m going to recycle this old movie post because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I did promise a little green this month. Next week I’ll get back to the event and festival post. In the meantime, pour yourself a nip of whiskey and enjoy! “The Commitments” (1991) –  This is one I’ve seen multiple times. If it’s

A HeidiTown Favorite, The Elders, coming to Colorado

The Mayor’s all-time favorite band is coming to Colorado this week!   The Elders are a arse-kickin’ Celtic rock band from Kansas City.   I’ve been following this band for years and have seen them live more times than I can count.   I’ve  also  written multiple articles about them for HeidiTown and the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor.   I’m a pusher too – I buy their CDs as presents, and

"Galway Bay" author to visit Fort Collins

Author and filmmaker Mary Pat Kelly is coming to Fort Collins. Thanks to the organizers of the Fort Collins Irish Festival, Ms. Kelly will be conducting a book signing and presentation at Barnes & Noble on S. College Avenue on Sunday, November 22, 2009, beginning at 2 p.m. Ms. Kelly is the author of five books, her most recent, “Galway Bay,” has received high praise from Pulitzer Prize winner Frank

The Elders light up Colorado

Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer (The Elders at Loveland’s Foote Lagoon on  July 9, 2009)   Celtic music is in my blood, literally. My Scottish and Irish genes co-mingled to make me an undeniable descendant of the Celts, complete with red hair and freckles and a propensity to sunburn. From childhood the tunes of the fiddle, drum and bagpipe have inspired me to move. Throughout my life I have loaded up