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March 11, 2005
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School of Mines hosts St. Patrick’s Day speaker
Charlie Weir, owner of the Black Hills Celtic Shop in downtown Rapid City, will speak about St. Patrick's Day and Irish history during an event scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Surbeck Center on the School of Mines campus.
Weir is a member of clans Buchanan, MacFarlane and MacNachtan, and his middle name, Evans, echoes his mother's maiden name and Welsh heritage. Coleen Weir, co-owner of the Celtic Shop, traces her roots to counties Tyrone and Donegal in Ireland. Both are active in the Scottish and Irish Society of the Black Hills, where Charlie has served as president and as a member of the board of directors. Charlie also makes traditional Scottish leather goods including sporrans and belts. His haggis and struan recipes have been included in several cookbooks.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the School of Mines.
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