At the east end of the Pike, occupied an the Irish Village. This attraction was also the Irish Pavilion. After entering a replica of St. Lawrence's Gate, visitors could enter the Gothic-styled facsimile
of The Irish House of Parliament. Inside, you could view historical
manuscripts and famous portraits of Celtic women.
Price of Admission- 25 cents adults 15 cents children.
additional 15 cents for Irish Theater
Exhibition Profit- 439,234.96 dollars
Outside the building was a replica of the Blarney Stone.
There was a reproduction of President William McKinley's great
grandfather's home (Francis McKinlay), complete with original doors three chair, cradle and three paintings depiction the hanging of Francis for insurrection.
A 60 piece Dublin Army band entertained in the courtyard.
The managers of the attraction imported sod and soil from Ireland to add to the realism.
The building were arranged in the shape
of an Irish Cross.
The Irish Theater would feature famed tenor- John
There was a 2,000 seat restaurant on site.
Visitors could buy many Irish souvenir, which included
fine linens, silks, flags and even replicas of the Blarney Stone.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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Blarney Castle Theatre
Partial Furniture exhibition at the Irish Village.
McKinley Cottage. within the Irish Village on the "Pike"was a stone cottage with thatched roof, several chimneys, and three large windows. The McKinley cottage, replicated one in County Antrim, Ireland, inhabited by an ancestor of the assassinated U.S. President William McKinley (1843-1901).