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The Buffalo Irish Festival has donated $8,500 to the Buffalo Irish Center.

The Irish Center, based at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is home to more than a dozen nonprofit Irish-American organizations that promote different aspects of Irish culture.

The donation was possible through funds raised at the festival, held last August. The money will be shared among many Irish cultural organizations, including the center, Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, Buffalo Comhaltas and the School of Irish Culture, among others. About 15,000 people attended the three-day event. This year’s festival will be held Aug. 22-24.