With Irishfest kicking off this weekend.
the city of La Crosse is honoring the region's irish
The city announced plans today to develop an irish
garden in the International friendship gardens at
The new garden will represent Bantry, Ireland.
one of La Crosse's sister cities.
It will feature an amphitheater.
with seating facing the river.
a large water wheel.
and a stream connecting to a pond.
Developers hope the new garden will bring the community
together by celebrating the area's heritage.
There are two kinds of people.
those that are irish and those that wish they were,
so this is a garden for all of us, so I think we can
all appreciate it.
The Irish garden is estimated to cost about 215-thousand
So far about 100-thousand dollars has been raised.
If you would like more information on how to donate
to the garden.
go to riverside gardens dot org