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A sign of spring: New London becomes 'New Dublin'

9:31 PM, Mar. 9, 2013
A week of Irish activities in New London will culminate Saturday with a parade and Irish festival. It's part of the fun in the city that changes its name to New Dublin for one week each year. Here, the Wacky Wheeler is attired in an Irish outfit during last year's parade.
A week of Irish activities in New London will culminate Saturday with a parade and Irish festival. It's part of the fun in the city that changes its name to New Dublin for one week each year. Here, the Wacky Wheeler is attired in an Irish outfit during last year's parade.
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