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The Great Irish Fair and NetApp (NTAP) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


The Great Irish Fair and NetApp (NTAP) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate Irish-American heritage and culture at the 30th Great Irish Fair, which will be held September 16-18, 2011 at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Great Irish Fair serves as a platform to raise money for catholic education for the children of Brooklyn and Queens through scholarships and program dollars.

In honor of the occasion, Martin Cottingham, Chairman of the Great Irish Fair and honoree Bill Hogan, VP of Eastern Sales, NetApp will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, September 16th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET        


Megan Quinn

(646) 313-3069

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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The entire Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916.

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About NetApp (NTAP):

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

About The Great Irish Fair:

In 1982, the Brooklyn Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians ("AOH") founded the Great Irish Fair of New York ("GIF") as an annual family friendly event celebrating Irish culture and heritage in this, the greatest city in the world! Following its immediate success, the AOH continued to sponsor and organize the event for well over the next two decades. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of people, both young and old, have attended the GIF. Indeed, to this day, the GIF is one of the best attended annual cultural festivals in New York City.

So that many future generations of Irish Americans can enjoy the proud tradition of the GIF, for the first time in its history beginning in 2007 the event was sponsored and organized by the Irish American Building Society Charities, Inc. ("IABSC"), a duly licensed and registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to carry on the great Irish American tradition of giving.

In keeping with our charitable tradition, please know that 100% of all net proceeds derived from the 2010 GIF will be donated to a charitable fund for the benefit of Brooklyn Diocesan Catholic Elementary Schools.


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