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Emmetsburg St. Patrick's Association Merchandise

The Emmetsburg St. Patrick's Association is a Non-Profit Volunteer Organization

MARCH 12, 13 & 14, 1998
St. Patrick's Association
1001 - Broadway
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536

1998 Celebration | History | Dignitary Program | 1998 Dignitary | Robert Emmet | Membership


While in Emmetsburg, visit the world's only BLARNEY CANNING FACTORY. The cannery has been fraught with many and varied problems since it first went into production in 1962. Due to the potency of the Blarney ingredients, the plant chemists were forced to provide a neutralizer. The repellant what is now being processed has proven to be very effective.

At one point, a massive labor strike caused the plant shutdown at a most crucial time, shortly before the big St. Patrick's Celebration and during an election year. On several occasions the promotion parade float was stolen and on another the important green dye, imported from Ireland, was held up because of an airline strike.

Faced with all these problems, a lessor facility would have closed its doors. But as of today, the plant employs two shifts daily in preparation for the annual Irish Fest on March 13, 14 & 15 in Emmetsburg. You may prefer a product not so strong; Light Blarney is now being made for the not so bold individuals.

Click Here for a Mail Order Form Blarney Mail Order
Regular Blarney $1.00 per can
Lite Blarney $1.00 per can
Blarney Repellant $1.00 per can
(single can orders)
Quantity Pricing
6 cans
(any combination)
(6 can order)

1998 Celebration | 1998 Celebration | History | Dignitary Program | 1998 Dignitary | Robert Emmet | Membership

Robert Emmet Coin

Designer, C. L. Nicholson has once again transferred the features of the Robert Emmet statue to the 1998 commemorative Irish dollar. His head is held high, but tousled hair, garment open at the throat, lips slightly parted, eyes observing the throng, all express the distress etched on Emmet's face.

Stars and Shamrocks, symbols of unity, current month and year, numbers of the issue along with the initials of the artist, also appear on the obverse side. The patriot's name, his birthdate, and the year of his death are included there.

On the reverse side of the coin, the United States flag is crossed with the Irish flag, indicating unity. The words "Iowa's Irish Capital, Emmetsburg, Iowa" appear below the flags. Sister City of Dublin Ireland, Irish Dollar circle the edge of the coin while a shamrock appears on either side.

Starting out as a short term promotion in 1966, the popularity of the medallion has continued for 33 years with collectors in all parts of the world.

This is the longest running consecutive issue of municipal souvenir coins in the United States



Coin Board
Wants to Sell ~ Wants to Buy

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Commemorative Coin Mail Order

1999 Bronze Coin -- $2.25 each

Add $1.00 S/H for first coin and an additional $.50 for each additional coin ordered.

All bronze back issues sell for $10 each, with the exceptions of 1967, 1968, 1979 and 1986, which are no longer available through the St. Patrick's Association.


Coins and other merchandise may be ordered from the:

St. Patrick's Association
1001 - Broadway
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536

Remit U.S. Currency or Bank Draft for U. S. funds only.

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1999 Celebration | 1998 Celebration | History | Dignitary Program | Robert Emmet | Membership

Emmetsburg St. Patrick's Association