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Tri-State Event listing April 23rd, 2014

POSTED ON April 23rd  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

 

New York-New Belfast Conference – The Fifth Annual New York-New Belfast Conference will be held May 29-30, 2014, at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC. Honoring Irish American of the Year Loretta Brennan Glucksman. To make reservations contact Orlaith Adams at 02890 611916 or email: o.adams@aisling-events.com

 

International Business Women’s Conference (IBWCO14) Belfast, May 12-15, 2014, at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Women in Business Northern Ireland (WIBNI) will host the International Business Women’s Conference (IBWC 2014) – Creating a New Economy – and invites delegates from all over the world to take part. More information can be found on www.IBWC2014.com

 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit www.ighm.org  or call (203) 582-8655. The Spring 2014 Program Schedule of Events is now available online.

 

Theatre/Film/Literature

 

New Theatre from Ireland – Fishamble: The New Play Company returns to the Irish Arts Center with the U.S. premiere of Swing as part of Dublin Fringe Double Bill with Beowulf: The Blockbuster, April 23 – May 18, at Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY. Book online or call 866-811-4111.

 

Yeats International Summer School – The 55th Annual Yeats International Summer School will be held July 27 to August 8, 2014 at Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. Email: info@yeatssociety.com

 

The History and Plight of Child Labor in the United States – On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm, at Lehman College, location TBA, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, a discussion with writer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale, highlighting the history and plight of child labor in the U.S.

Contact deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

 

Special Events

 

Memorial Mass for Bobby Sands – The 33rd Anniversary Memorial Mass for Bobby Sands will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 7PM, at the Rockland Irish American Cultural Center, 284 Convent Road, Blauvelt, NY, with a social to follow. For more information: Cy Hughes (914) 804-7162.

 

Thomas Addis Emmet -  On April 24, 2014 at 12:45PM, at the Rotunda, The New York County Courthouse,  60 Centre St., New York, NY, a re-dedication of an 1828 marble bust – following its restoration – of Thomas Addis Emmet, Esq., (1764-1827), Irish patriot, distinguished New York attorney and former Attorney General of the State of New York. Further details at (212) 382-0909.

 

1916 Easter Uprising Commemoration – The 1916 Easter Uprising will be commemorated on  Sunday, April 27 at 9AM at New Haven Green, Church St., New Haven, CT., with a Mass for Peace and a Flag Raising ceremony. Following the Mass, a ceremony to honor the men and women who fought for Irish independence will take place. An Irish Breakfast fundraiser will be held at The Playwright Irish Pub, Hamden. This benefit will aid the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Further details: Joe Lynch (203) 483-4574 or lynch68@sbcglobal.net

 

AOH To Host Talk on Easter Rising – The New London Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a talk by Ted Lovely on the 1916 Easter Rising, on April 27 at 1 PM at St. Joseph’s Auditorium, 25 Squire St., New London, CT. Free admission and open to the public. Further information email: Rick Connell at rconnellsr@gmail.com or call Fran DePeter at 860-443-3791.

 

Great Hunger Commemoration – The Annual Great Hunger Commemoration will take place at the Hackensack Court House, 10 Main St., Hackensack, NJ at 11:00am, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Featured speaker, Monsignor P. Kevin Flanagan. For more information please call Dick Moloney at (201) 384-7985.

 

Lectures/Talks/Discussions

 

The Aisling Irish Community Center in conjunction with New York GAA will host an open panel discussion/information session on mental wellbeing on Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm at St. Barnabas Elementary School Auditorium. Everybody is welcome to attend. For more information call (914) 237-5121 or email: info@aislingcenter.org

 

Ernie O’Malley Symposium on Modern Ireland and Revolution – Renowned academics come together to discuss social, cultural and political revolution in modern Ireland on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26 at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU, One Washington Mews, NY. E-mail: Ireland.house@nyu.edu Web site: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu

 

The CT Irish and Their Contribution to the Civil War – The Ninth Lecture in a Series: Irish participation in the Civil War will be presented by David Koch, Assoc. Professor of History, Housatonic Community College, on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2-4pm at Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. For more information, call Mary at (203) 377-2346.

 

Irish History Roundtable – The Irish Doctor : The New York Irish History Roundtable will hold a discussion on the unique life and career of Dr. Bernard J.D. Irwin on Saurday, May 17, 2-3:30 pm at the McCloskey Meeting Room, Parish House, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St., Manhattan. The talk will be given by John H. Fahey for members and guests of the Roundtable. Further information at Naughtonfrank@yahoo.com or call (212) 242-4987.

 

Mass and Spiritual Events

 

The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; Channel 5, WNYW-TV 5:30 a.m.; WLNY Channel 10/55 9 a.m.; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturday.

 

Memorial Mass for Bobby Sands – The 33rd Anniversary Memorial Mass for the late Bobby Sands will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 7PM at Rockland Irish American Cultural Center, 284 Convent Road, Blauvelt, NY, with a social to follow. Further information: Cy Hughes (914) 804-7162.

 

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

 

Special Events

 

Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast –The New York State Shields, Inc. 24th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 4 at 9:00AM, at Doral Arrowwood Hotel, 975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook, NY. Reservations requested: www.NYShields.org or call (212) 576-8898 or (917) 922-9978.

 

Children’s Programs

 

The Irish Arts Center located at 553 W. 51st St., NYC, offers programs for children including Irish Dancing, Celtic Harp and Gaelic Kids. See www.irishartscenter.org

 

Information Sought

 

Exhibition – Do you know anyone who emigrated from Co. Cavan? Cavan County Museum is currently working on an exhibition and looking for photos, tickets, letters and any other memorabilia associated with emigration. Our exhibition covers emigration in the past but also up to the present. If you have any items that would be relevant please contact the museum on 011-353-49-8544070 or ccmuseum@eircom.net

 

The Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the world throughout the centuries. The Co. Donegal Heritage Office will publish a booklet based on the information collected and are keen to have people contribute their own stories about the items that their family took with them. This may include objects such as suitcases, their contents, small household items, tools, religious artifacts and photographs that people took with them at the time of their migration or letters that people sent home. If you would like to share your own family’s story or participate in this wonderful project please contact the County Donegal Heritage Office by e-mail at: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage

 

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For details of events at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU (readings, talks, lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops), visit www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu  or call (212) 998-3850.

 

Fundraiser/Benefit

 

KeenanStrong Benefit – A benefit in aid of Billy Keenan will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 7-11pm, at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Entertainment by The Cunningham Brothers ,Jameson’s Revenge, Girsa and The Narrowbacks. For more information or to make a donation online please visit www.KeenanStrong.org

 

Lectures/Meetings

 

Charles Hale, On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm at Lehman College, location TBA, CUNY Irish American Studies will host NYC urban historian Charles Hale who will present his new series of videos highlighting the critical role of women in the labor movement in the U.S. Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program. Free and open to the public. Further details at www.irishamericanstudies@gmail.clom

 

Exhibitions

 

Abstract Works – Feargal Doyle will offer a series of moving and evocative abstract works based on places from his past, through June 16, at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St., NYC. More details at www.irishartscenter.org

 

Fleadh

 

Comhaltas Convention and New York Fleadh will be held April 24-27 at Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ. For further information contact Tom Vesey at (201) 705-8948 or visit www.ccenorthamerica.com

 

 

Music/Concert

 

An Evening for Ceili Dance Lovers – Maura Mulligan will host an evening for Ceili Dance lovers on April 25, at 6:30pm at Ripley Grier Studios, 131 West 72nd St., NYC. Featuring champion fiddler, Bernadette Fee and flute player Linda Hickman. A special mystery guest will highlight the evening. Refreshments served. Further info. Please call (201) 869-6717.

 

Benefit Concert for Franciscan Sisters – Joanie Madden and her All-Star Band will highlight the 11th Annual Benefit Concert on April 27 to help support the ministries of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. Details at (845) 424-2140 or (845) 260-1873.

 

Connolly Station presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I.  Details, (516) 887-5160.

 

Celtic Twilight Christmas – Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney will present a Celtic Twilight Christmas at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Dec. 8. For information call (516) 798-3014 or email: millpondmusic@aol.com

 

Artists Without Walls – The New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., LIC, Queens, NY will host Artists Without Walls, a feast of Irish and World Culture on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. Featuring Leitrim native, singer/songwriter Niamh Hyland and more.  Details at www.nyirish.org or call (718) 482-0909.

 

Dance/Dinner Dances

 

Dinner-Dance in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a dinner-dance on Saturday, April 27, 5-10pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY.  Music by Andy Healy. Tickets $35. Details at (516) 746-9392.

 

Bronx Total Abstinence Assoc. Dance will be held on Saturday, April 26 at Visitation Auditorium, 160 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY. Music by Tara Gold and Frank McKenna. Donation: $20. Further details please call (914) 237-1613.

 

Co. Kildare Association Annual Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, April 26, 7:30pm – 12:30am,  at Fairways at Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers, NY. Music by Joe Burke and The Voyagers. Cocktails, hot buffet, dancing and installation of officers. RSVP: Carmel Mangan at (914) 968-2585 or Marion Rehill (914) 457-5118.

 

IBA Annual Awards Dinner – The 6th Annual Awards Dinner will be held on June 17, 6-9pm at The Westwood, 438 North Ave., Garwood, NJ. Honoring O’Connor Davies, Company of the Year; Richard C. Callaghan, Jr., R. Seelaus & Co., Inc., Man of the Year and Kerri Smith, Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Woman of the Year. Keynote Speaker: Mike Farragher. Further information go to kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com.

 

The KeenanStrong Benefit Dance will be held Saturday, May 3, 7pm – 1am, at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Bands to be announced. For more information or to make a donation online please visit www.KeenanStrong.org

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Ceili/Seisiun

 

An Evening for Ceili Dance Lovers – Maura Mulligan will host an evening for ceili dance lovers on April 25 at 6:30pm at Ripley Grier Studios, 131 West 72nd St., NYC. Featuring champion fiddler Bernadette Fee and flute player Linda Hickman. Refreshments served. A special mystery guest will be a highlight of the evening. Information at (201) 869-6717.

 

Trad and Country Session – The Irish American Society will hold a Trad and Country Session on Friday, May 2, 7pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. All musicians welcome. Further info at (516) 746-9392.

 

Comhaltas Ceili – The Coleman-O’Grady Branch of Comhaltas will host a ceili on Friday, May 2 at 8pm, in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by Pride of Moyvane. A session by the young pupils of the Erin Loughran School of Music will start at 7:00 pm.  See roskeamg@yahoo.com

 

Set Dance Classes are held every Wednesday evening at 8pm in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers,NY.

 

Genealogy

 

IFHF - On Saturday, May 17 at 11am, the Irish Family History Forum will present Ron Arons who specializes in genealogy and researching criminals at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY.  Historian Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session 10:00 am for those researching their Irish roots. All lectures are free and open to the public. See www.ifhf.org

 

Language/Music

 

Gaeltacht Weekend – Daltai na Gaeilge will host a Gaeltacht Weekend, Immersion Course in The Irish Language, Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 at Marist Brothers Retreat Center, 1455 Broadway, Rte. 9W, Esopus, NY. Details at www.daltai.com

 

Satharn na nGael – Daltai na Gaeilge presents (A Gaelic Saturday) immersion course in the Irish language will be held Saturday, June 7 at The Irish Center, (aka The Commodore Barry Club), 6815 Emlen St., Philadelphia, PA. Details at www.daltai.com

 

A Feast of Gaelic Culture – Molloy College Irish Studies Institute will celebrate the beginning of summer according to the Celtic calendar at its Rockville Centre, Long Island campus on Saturday, May 3 with a day of workshops in Gaelic arts and culture. For more information contact Jerry Kelly at jerrykelly@at.net

 

Club Leabhar Nua Eabhrac –  Beidh an gcéad cruinniú eile do dhaoine a bhfuil an leabhar ‘A Bhean Óg Ón’ le Maire Mhac an tSaoi leite acu, Dé Satháirn, 17ú Bealtaine, 2014, 2 a chloig ag an Lárionad Éireannach Nu Eabhrac, 1040 Jackson Ave., LIC. Call (718) 482-0909 or see www.nyirish.org

 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season –The Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season starts April 7 and runs thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See www.irishartscenter.org or call 866-811-4111. Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.

 

Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Spring term of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College is now in session. The Institute offers classes in Irish Language and Gaelic culture at all levels for school age children and adults. Discounts apply including the Institute two-for-one program and 25 percent off for children. Details at www.irishtribes.com/molloy.html. To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House. New scholarships available for MA in Irish and Irish American Studies in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish American Studies, Digital Scholarship. See www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu/

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn offers Irish language classes on Mondays for beginners (9:30am) and advanced (10:30am). For further information call (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

Irish Language classes for adults and children are now available at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY. For more info. Email: Gaelic4Kids@NewYorkIrishCenter.org  Family discounts available.

 

 Irish Language Program at Lehman College Bronx. Registration is now underway for spring 2014 courses. See http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/

 

Irish Language classes at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or po2@nyu.edu

 

The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School is holding a new semester of free Irish language classes on Wednesdays at AOH Hall 27 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY. Details at www.scoilgaeilge.org or call (631) 521-1227.

 

Philo-Celtic Classes The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/philo-celticsociety

 

Philo Celtic Society – The 20 Month Strategy for the Irish Language is now available from The Philo-Celtic Society at http://philo-celtic.com/20-month-strategy-for-the-irish-language.html

 

Cruises/Travel

 

For the latest information on Andy Cooney’s concerts, trips, cruises and recordings visit www.andycooney.com

 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27. Call Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

 Andy Cooney All Star Cruise of Irish Stars to the Western Caribbean – Andy announces his star-studded Irish party cruise of the year – Western Caribbean Cruise of Irish Stars, January 18-25, 2015  featuring Andy Cooney and his Band, Ronan Tynan, Mike Denver and his Band, Paddy Noonan, Kathy and Andreas Durkin, John Whelan & The Cape May Ceili Band and many more Irish stars. Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

Andy Cooney’s Musical Tour of Ireland 2014 takes place October 6-16. For further information and reservations call Caddie Tours at 1-866-387-6759 or niall@caddietoursonline.com

 

Paddy Noonan’s Caribbean Sunrise Cruise will be held August 14-23, Roundtrip from Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Musical guests will include Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Mulvihill and PJ Cardinal. For information  and reservations call 1-518-624-6699 or Seanachietravel@aol.com

 

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tours – For more information and itineraries of Mick Moloney’s cultural tours to Ireland, May 14-24 also Thailand and Vietnam June 30-July 12, contact Mick at moloney.mick@gmail.com or visit www.mickmoloney.com

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise February 7-14, 2015, featuring Ireland’s superstar Daniel O’Donnell and many more Irish stars. For information call 1-800-356-4713 or 1-561-852-6376.

 

Festivals

 

East Durham Irish Festival 2014 – The 37th Annual Irish Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25. Tickets now on sale at www.eastduhamirishfestival.com

 

Radio

 

The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

The Leitrim Ceili will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4PM on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The station of Nassau Community College. Details, (516) 572-7438.

 

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

 

The “Irish Hour” airs over WKNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County. Listen live at www.wkny1490am.com  on Sundays.

 

Raidio Failte is now available worldwide on the internet. Details www.raidiofailte.com  and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station.  The first Irish language station in the North of Ireland includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic.  Email oifig@raidiofailte.com  or Tel. 011-447726572357.

 

“A Drop of the Irish” airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at www.wtbq.com  Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.

 

WRHU 88.7. The Long Ireland Show, hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays 2-5 pm on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.  Featuring county interviews, trivia and Irish music.  From 5-8pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at www.wrhu.org

 

The “Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM www.radioerin.com

 

Ireland Calls “Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM.  Now available on the internet, log onto www.wvox.com  and click on listen live.

 

“Ireland Then and Now” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or www.kean.edu

 

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area:  9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email list@irishradio.com

 

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

Brendan Daly hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon and Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm, from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie with news, music, GAA results. Details, www.IrishRadioNY.com

 

The “Irish Road Show” music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to www.irelandsownradio.com Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.

 

Services

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, offers knitting classes on Tuesdays at 10am. Wool and needles are provided and finished products are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Details, (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events also classes in Irish dancing, music and language.  For details, (718) 482-0909.

 

Emerald Isle Immigration Center For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or http://www.eiic.org  and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.

 

The Aisling Irish Community Center, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY will present a new 10-week computer course, A Fresh Start, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 7:30-9:00pm. To register email: Theresa@aislingcenter.org or call (914) 237-5121. The Center also offers Education/Computer classes Monday thru Thursday. Irish music and dance classes are also available.  Further details call, (914) 224-1274 or visit www.aislingcenter.org

 

Sports-related Events

 

GAA Games Broadcast in Mineola – For information on GAA games to be broadcast at the Irish American Center in Mineola please call (516) 746-9392.

 

AOH Myles Scully Div. 1 Annual Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, April 28 at The Ardsley Country Club, Westchester County. Further information please call Tom Allison at (914) 548-5389.

 

IHS Lyle James Golf Tournament – Save the date! The 7th Annual Lyle James Golf Tournament will be held on May 19, 2014 at Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT. Contact Mike McCabe at attorneymikemccabe@yahoo.com

 

Join Goal USA’s 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Team. Guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2. Email:  info@us.goal.ie or call (212) 831-7420.

 

Donnybrook Open Golf Outing – The Commodore John Barry Div. #1 Saratoga Springs, New York will hold their Donnybrook Open Golf Outing on Saturday, May 17, at Saratoga Spa State Course (1:00pm Shotgun, rain or shine). The charity money raised will go to three food pantries. Their “An Gorta Mór” Food Drive starts with a Celebrity Bartender Night at the Irish Times, Saratoga Springs on April 3 at 6:00pm. Further information, please call Bro. Rich Gorman, (518) 813-7295. Or Email: rmytrkr@gmail.com

 

Hike-a-Thon at Van Cortlandt Park – The Fifth Annual Hike-a-Thon will be held Saturday, April 26 at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY. Further details call (718) 601-1460 or visit www.vancortlandt.org

 

Rangers Gaelic Football Dance – The Rangers GFC Annual Dance will be held Saturday, April 26, 8:30pm – 1:00am, at Gaelic Park, Bronx, NY. Guests of Honor: Colette McElligott and Noeleen O’Neill. 2013 Player of the Year Award: Sean O’Neill. Hot and Cold Buffet with catering by Elaine O’Shea Catering. Adm. $65. Kids free.

 

Pauline Boylan-Coll Memorial 5K Walk/Run – The Aisling Irish Community Center presents the 2nd Annual Pauline Boylan-Coll Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:30am.  The funds raised will benefit programs and services provided by Aisling Irish Community Center as well as another non-profit organization nominated by Pauline’s family. Registration at the Rambling House between 8:45-9:15am. The walk/run will start at 9:30am sharp from the Rambling House, 4292 Katonah Ave., Bronx, NY (rain or shine).  Complimentary food and refreshments after the walk compliments of Joe Carty, Tara and staff. Lots of entertainment for children.

 

National Event listing April 23rd, 2014

POSTED ON April 23rd  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

Arizona

 

The Irish American Gaelic Society of Tucson meets third Sunday of month at VFW Post 549, 1884 S. Caycroft, Phoenix. Details, (520) 586-4513.

 

The Irish Foundation of Arizona meets first Wednesday of month, 7 pm, at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Details, (602) 258-0109.

 

Boston

 

Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance – The 5th Annual Fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 27, 4-8pm, at the Marriott Boston Quincy, with proceeds going to benefit the work done by NPH. Further details go to www.irishheartsfororphans.com or call (617) 696-8585.

 

WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program is broadcast each Saturday from Noon to 1:30 pm on WNTN-AM 1550.

 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Located at Columbia Point, Boston. Details, www.jfklibrary.org  or (617) 514-1600.

 

Community Counseling Services (serving all nations) are offered at the Irish Immigration Center, 59 Temple Place, Boston. Details, (617) 542-7654.

 

For details of concerts and events in Massachusetts visit www.IrishMassachusetts.com

 

WGBH FM 89.7 broadcasts A Celtic Sojourn Radio Program, a selection of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Details, (617) 300-5400 or www.celtic@wgbh.org

 

Boston Radio Station WERS 88.9 FM, presents “Celtic Traditions” every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m. Details, (617) 578-8890.

 

The Sean Folan Show airs on Boston Cable Channel 23A Fridays at 9 pm and on Norwood and Westwood Cable on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Details, (617) 983-9094.

 

WROL 950 AM Feast of Irish Music show, features news, music, weather and sports live from Ireland on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Details, (617) 328-0880 ext. 501.

 

For details and events at The Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, call (781) 821-8291 or visit www.irishculture.org

 

Canada

 

For a full schedule of events at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, visit www.SAINTBRIGIDS.CA   or call (613) 244-7373.

 

Chicago

 

For details of events and happenings at Gaelic Park, located at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 598-6800 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org

 

The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, offers Irish cultural events and entertainment. For details, (773) 282-7035 or www.irishamhc.com  For information, call the center at (773) 282-7035.

 

On Sunday evenings from 7-9, WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago broadcasts news and sports direct from Ireland also latest events and happenings at Gaelic Park. The program can be heard live over the internet on Sunday evenings at www.wcev1450.com  Details, (708) 687-9330.

 

Colorado

 

The Denver AOH meets second Wednesday of month in Denver Press Club. Details, (303) 439-0924.

 

Florida

 

The West Coast Irish American Club has moved its meeting location to the Scottish American Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. Further information at 727-784-3174.

 

The Sons and Daughters of Erin hold monthly meetings the third Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM, at San Marco Parish Center. New members welcome. Details, (239) 394-0229.

 

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland meet at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Details, (772) 873-6615; email: portstlucieirish@aol.com

 

The Irish American Club of Central Florida meets second Sunday of month, 1:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Maitland. Details, (386) 668-0159.

 

Georgia

 

The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta meets second Thursday of month, 7 pm, at Harp Irish Pub, Roswell. Info. (770) 640-0287 or www.irishatlanta.com

 

Indiana

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will appear in concert on May 23 at 500 Festival Memorial Service presented by Rolls-Royce, and on May 24 at IPL 500 Festival Parade, Indianapolis. Details, 317-614-6400.

 

Louisiana

 

The Acadian Division of the AOH meets last Thursday of month at 6:30 pm, in meeting room at Lafayette Motors, 1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Details, (337) 856-9001.

 

Maryland

 

Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays and Mondays 4-6pm, and also on the web at www.whfc911.org  Details, (410) 256-1010. 

 

Michigan

 

The Crotty-Doran branch (Detroit-Windsor) of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music, and dance every Thursday night at the White Heather Club, 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, www.irishmusic.nu  or (734) 420-0962.

 

Gaelic League. Irish entertainment, featuring dance, ceili and tin whistle every weekend in the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Details, (313) 537-3489.

 

Minnesota

 

The 7th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend will be held June 13-15 at the Center for Irish Music, 836 Prior Avenue North,, St. Paul. Information at (651) 815-0083.

 

Montana

 

Celtic Festival Missoula will be held July 25 & 26. A celebration of great Celtic culture featuring music, dance and food. Operating on a non-profit basis, with proceeds after expenses going to charity including the Friends of Irish Studies program at the University of Montana. The festival will take place in Caras Park in Missoula, alongside the Clark Fork River. Free admission. Email: celticfestivalmissoula@gmail.com or call (406) 239-0105.

 

New England

 

The Harp and Bard Irish radio program airs Sundays, 5 to 7 pm, on WMPG 90.9 FM or www.wmpg.org  in Portland, Maine.

 

New York State

 

The Echoes of Erin radio program featuring Irish music and song, airs Saturdays, 4 to 5pm on WJJI 1440 AM in the Niagara Falls region. ”Echoes of Ireland” Radio show hosted by Sean Hennessey every Sunday, Noon to 1 pm on 1240 WATN, Watertown, NY.

 

East Durham Irish Festival – The 37th Annual East Durham Irish Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25. Advance tickets now on sale – go to www.eastdurhamirishfestival.com

 

Ohio

 

The Cleveland Ceili Club holds set dance classes on Tuesdays 7:30PM at St. Clarence Church Hall, Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Info, (440) 356-2999.

 

Pennsylvania

 

The Philadelphia Fleadh will be held Saturday, May 3 at the Ed Kelly Amphitheater, Pennypack Park. Featuring 14 bands, 5 Stages, 2 Ceilis, 1 Feis and lots more. See www.phillyirishfest.com

 

AOH Irish Festival – The 9th Annual AOH Irish Festival in Mont Clare, Montgomery County, will take place on June 6, 7 & 8 at St. Michael’s Picnic Grove, 203 Jacob St., Mont Clare. The three-day event helps raise funds for the AOH Notre Dame and LAOH Notre Dame Divisions who host this event.  There will be an outdoor Mass on Sunday at 10:30AM. Along with a great lineup of entertainment Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums will perform along with Irish dancers throughout the weekend.  Capping off the festival will be the Trio of the Belfast Connection with Joe Hughes from 3:30 to 6:30PM. Further information at (610) 277-2738.

 

 

 

The Philadelphia Ceili Group located at The Irish Center, Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St., Phila.,  will hold their 40th Annual Irish Festival on Saturday, September 13 featuring Irish Music, Dance and Celtic Culture. Details on their fundraising campaign to sponsor groups from Ireland are available at www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org

 

Echoes of Erin is broadcast on Sundays from 12:30pm – 2 pm over WEDO 810 AM and later in the day at www.wedo810.com. Hosted by Diane V. Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368.

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will perform in concert on May 4 at Pottsville High School. Further information at 570-544-4674. He will also appear at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton on June 6. Details at 570-344-7231.

 

The Carolinas

 

The Irish Society of Charlotte, founded in 1986. For information please call Margaret Shannon, (704) 541-6665.

 

Texas

 

For details of all Irish events in the Texas area; visit the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas website, at www.harpandshamrock.org  or email: Irishinsatx@aol.com  editor’s email: shamrockeditor@gmail.com

 

Washington DC

 

The Irish Radio Show hosted by Pat Troy and Jim Courtney features Irish music, news and sports every Sunday from 11am to Noon. Listen live or to an archived show anytime at www.wust1120.com  

Tri-State Events March 26-April 1

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Irish American Small Business – The Irish Echo will host their Irish American Small Business on Friday, April 25, 6-9pm, at The Three Monkeys, 236 W. 54th St., NYC. Honoring the entrepreneurs and small business leaders of Irish America. Nominations now open: www.irishecho.com

 

International Business Women’s Conference (IBWCO14) Belfast, May 12-15, 2014, at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Women in Business Northern Ireland (WIBNI) will host the International Business Women’s Conference (IBWC 2014) – Creating a New Economy – and invites delegates from all over the world to take part. More information can be found on www.IBWC2014.com

 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit www.ighm.org  or call (203) 582-8655. The Spring 2014 Program Schedule of Events is now available online.

 

Theatre/Film/Literature

 

Transport at Irish Rep –The Irish Repertory Theatre will present “Transport” through April 6. Book by Thomas Keneally. Music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan. Directed and designed by Tony Walton. The theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street (btwn 6th & 7th Aves). www.IrishRep.org or call 212-727-2737.

 

Reel Ireland Film Series: My Left Foot – The Irish Studies Program at Hofstra University will present  My Left Foot on Thursday, April 10, 6:30-8:30pm at Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, California Ave (public parking in back). For more information call (516) 463-6182

 

Yeats International Summer School – The 55th Annual Yeats International Summer School will be held July 27 to August 8, 2014 at Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. Email: info@yeatssociety.com

 

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – The Irish American Book Club will present Professor Janet Butler-Munch who will lead a discussion of Martin Sixsmith’s The Lost Child of Philomena Lee on Wednesday, April 9. 7-9pm, at CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC. Contact  Deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

 

Lady from Limerick at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (9th 10th Sts), April 10-12 and April 17-19; April 13 and 20 at 3pm. Call (212) 254-1109 for further details.

 

The History and Plight of Child Labor in the United States – On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm, at Lehman College, location TBA, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, a discussion with writer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale, highlighting the history and plight of child labor in the U.S. Contact deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

 

Lectures/Talk/Discussions

 

Frank McCourt Memorial Lecture – Dr. Mick Moloney, renowned musician and scholar will give the annual Frank McCourt Memorial Lecture on April 3rd, at the UFT, 52 Broadway, 19th floor. Doors open at 5:30pm with an audio visual presentation on “If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews: An Exploration of Historical Musical Links and Influences on Early Tin Pan Alley in America.” $5 admission includes refreshments. Email: dorismeyer@aol.com or call (917) 691-2883.

 

IFHF presents “Fact, Fiction or Fish Tale” – On Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11 AM, the Irish Family History Forum will present genealogist Kathleen McGee who will share some of the family tales she was told as a child and will discuss how she discovered the truth behind them. At 10 AM, IFHF president Mike Carragher will moderate a Help Session for those researching their Irish roots. See www.ifhf.org

 

Mass and Spiritual Events

 

The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; Channel 5, WNYW-TV 5:30 a.m.; WLNY Channel 10/55 9 a.m.; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturday.

 

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

 

Awards

 

The Irish American Heritage & Culture Committee of the Dept. of Education, City of New York will honor the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche as Irishman of the Year at the 35th Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Friday, March 28 at 5pm, at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Christine Kinealy, author and director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University will be honored as Irishwoman of the Year. The Irish Business Organization and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will also receive awards. Further details at (212) 598-9576.

 

Special Events

 

Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast –The New York State Shields, Inc. 24th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 4 at 9:00AM, at Doral Arrowwood Hotel, 975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook, NY. Reservations requested: www.NYShields.org or call (212) 576-8898 or (917) 922-9978.

 

Concern Spring Run – The 16th Annual Concern Spring Run will be held on April 12, 9:30am, at Central Park, 102nd St and East Drive. For registration and further details please call (212) 557-8000 or visit www.concernusa.org/springrun

 

Children’s Programs

 

The Irish Arts Center located at 553 W. 51st St., NYC, offers programs for children including Irish Dancing, Celtic Harp and Gaelic Kids. See www.irishartscenter.org

 

Information Sought

 

Exhibition – Do you know anyone who emigrated from Co. Cavan? Cavan County Museum is currently working on an exhibition and looking for photos, tickets, letters and any other memorabilia associated with emigration. Our exhibition covers emigration in the past but also up to the present. If you have any items that would be relevant please contact the museum on 011-353-49-8544070 or ccmuseum@eircom.net

 

The Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the world throughout the centuries. The Co. Donegal Heritage Office will publish a booklet based on the information collected and are keen to have people contribute their own stories about the items that their family took with them. This may include objects such as suitcases, their contents, small household items, tools, religious artifacts and photographs that people took with them at the time of their migration or letters that people sent home. If you would like to share your own family’s story or participate in this wonderful project please contact the County Donegal Heritage Office by e-mail at: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage

 

An Siopa Leabhar ar-line go fior-luath at www.cnag.ie

 

For details of events at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU (readings, talks, lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops), visit www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu  or call (212) 998-3850.

 

Seminars

 

Immigration and Tax Seminar – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will hold an Immigration and Tax Information Seminar on Wednesday, March 26 at 6pm at their Queens office: 59-26 Woodside Ave., Woodside, NY. Tel: (718) 478-5502 and on Thursday, March 27 at 6pm at their Bronx office: 4275 Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, NY. Tel: (718) 324-3039.

 

Fundraiser

 

New York Irish Center’s Annual Fundraiser will be held on April 10 at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway & 96th St., New York. An all-star night of comedy and music featuring Irish comedy master Brendan Grace. M.C., comedian/writer from Ireland Colm O’Regan. Doors open at 6:30pm. See www.clubleabharnyc@gmail.com or call (718) 482-0909.

 

 

Lectures/Meetings/Talks

 

Charles Hale, On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm at Lehman College, location  TBA, CUNY Irish American Studies will host NYC urban historian Charles Hale  who will present his new series of videos highlighting the critical role of women in the labor movement in the U.S. Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program. Free and open to the public. Further details at www.irishamericanstudies@gmail.clom

 

Exhibitions

 

Within the Pale – Belfast Peace Lines. An exhibition of photos taken in late 2013, of Belfast Peace Lines, March 6-29, 2014 at OPUS Project Space, 526 W. 26th St., Studio 705, New York, NY. Details, 917-612-7687.

 

Abstract Works – Feargal Doyle will offer a series of moving and evocative abstract works based on places from his past, February 4 – June 16 at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St., NYC. More details at www.irishartscenter.or

 

Fleadh

 

Comhaltas Convention and New York Fleadh will be held April 24-27 at Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ. For further information contact Tom Vesey at (201) 705-8948.

 

 

Music/Concert

 

Rhythm of the Dance – The National Dance Company of Ireland brings Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 28, 2014 to Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY. A dance and music extravaganza featuring live band, 3 tenors and 22 dancers. Tickets $30. Call (718) 368-5596 visit www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org

 

Liam ó Maonlaí of the Hothouse Flowers & Colm ó Maonlaí will appear on Friday, March 28 at 9pm at L.I.C. Bar in the Carriage House, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY. Special Guest: Paul Hourican. Doors open at 8:30pm. Adm. $15. Call (718) 786-5400.

 

Connolly Station presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I.  Details, (516) 887-5160.

 

Moya Brennan with Cormac de Barra and Aisling Jarvis will appear in concert on Tuesday, April 8 at Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Ave).  See www.MoyaBrennan.com

 

Sean Tyrrell at Monmoth U. – Longtime traditional musician, storyteller and performance artist Sean Tyrrell, will return to Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J., on April 10 at 7:30pm.  Further information please call (732) 571-3483.

 

Celtic Twilight Christmas – Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney will present a Celtic Twilight Christmas at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Dec. 8. For information call (516) 798-3014 or email: millpondmusic@aol.com

 

Irish Weekend

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions will host an Irish Weekend combined with traditional music extravaganza, April 11, 12 and 13 at The Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY. Featuring Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Mary Darcy, Kevin Prendergast, Deenagh Ceili Band, Foot Tappers, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Sean Wilson, Gene Fitzpatrick and Tony Jackson MC. Dance Instructor, Tony Ryan. Call (845) 887-4880 or 1-800-533-6767.

 

Dance/Dinner Dances

 

Society Dance – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Society Dance on Saturday, April 5 at 8:30PM at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by John Connors. Call (516) 746-9392

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Ceili/Seisiun

 

HOPe Ceili – HOPe (Helping Other People) will hold a ceili on March 30th at 4:00pm in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band. At 3:00pm, there will be a session by Erin Loughran’s students. For details, call (914) 237-2177.

 

St. Patrick’s Ceili in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a St. Patrick’s Ceili on Saturday, March 29 at 8pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by The Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Further information at (516) 746-9392.

 

Coleman-O’Grady Comhaltas Ceili will be held April 4 at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by Ceol na gCroi Ceili Band. Dancing begins at 8pm. Pupils from Erin Loughran School of Music will hold a seisiun at 7pm. Information: kgalla2136@gmail.com or (718) 822-2791.

 

Craobh Úll Mór CCE Céilí will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 8pm at the New York Irish Centre, 1040 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, Queens, NY. Music by Ceol na gCroí Band. Set dance lesson at 7pm. Info: www.ullmor.org or call (718) 482-0909.

 

Language/Music

 

Daltai na Gaeilge will hold an Immersion Weekend in the Irish Language, March 28-30 at Haven Beach Motel, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ.  Call Liam, (732) 571-1988 or Padraig (732) 291-5426.

 

Club Leabhar Nua Eabhrac –  Beidh an gcéad cruinniú eile do dhaoine a bhfuil an leabhar ‘A Bhean Óg Ón’ le Maire Mhac an tSaoi leite acu, Dé Satháirn, 17ú Bealtaine, 2014, 2 a chloig ag an Lárionad Éireannach Nu Eabhrac, 1040 Jackson Ave., LIC. Call (718) 482-0909 or see www.nyirish.org

 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season – Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season which runs thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See www.irishartscenter.org Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.

 

Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Spring term of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College is now in session. The Institute offers classes in Irish Language and Gaelic culture at all levels for school age children and adults. Discounts apply including the Institute two-for-one program and 25 percent off for children. Details at www.irishtribes.com/molloy.html. To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies Open House at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, Friday, March 29, 5-7pm at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. New scholarships available for MA in Irish and Irish American Studies in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish American Studies, Digital Scholarship. See www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu/

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn offers Irish language classes on Mondays for beginners (9:30am) and advanced (10:30am). For further information call (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

Irish Language classes for adults and children are now available at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY. For more info. Email: Gaelic4Kids@NewYorkIrishCenter.org  Family discounts available.

 

 Irish Language Program at Lehman College Bronx. Registration is now underway for winter and spring 2014 courses. See http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/

 

Irish Language classes at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or po2@nyu.edu

 

The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School is holding a new semester of free Irish language classes on Wednesdays at AOH Hall 27 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY. Details at www.scoilgaeilge.org or call (631) 521-1227.

 

Philo-Celtic Classes The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/philo-celticsociety

 

Philo Celtic Society – The 20 Month Strategy for the Irish Language is now available from The Philo-Celtic Society at http://philo-celtic.com/20-month-strategy-for-the-irish-language.html

 

Cruises/Travel

 

For the latest information on Andy Cooney’s concerts, trips, cruises and recordings visit www.andycooney.com

 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27. Call Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

Andy Cooney All Star Cruise of Irish Stars to the Western Caribbean – Andy announces his star-studded Irish party cruise of the year -  Western Caribbean Cruise of Irish Stars, January 18-25, 2015  featuring Andy Cooney and his Band, Ronan Tynan, Mike Denver and his Band, Paddy Noonan, Kathy and Andreas Durkin, John Whelan & The Cape May Ceili Band and many more Irish stars. Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

Andy Cooney’s Musical Tour of Ireland 2014 takes place October 6-16. For further information and reservations call Caddie Tours at  1-866-387-6759 or niall@caddietoursonline.com

 

Paddy Noonan’s Caribbean Sunrise Cruise will be held August 14-23, Roundtrip from Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Musical guests will include Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Mulvihill and PJ Cardinal. For information  and reservations call 1-518-624-6699 or Seanachietravel@aol.com

 

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tours – For more information and itineraries of Mick Moloney’s cultural tours to Ireland, May 14-24 also Thailand and Vietnam June 30-July 12, contact Mick at moloney.mick@gmail.com or visit www.mickmoloney.com

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise February 7-14, 2015, featuring Ireland’s superstar Daniel O’Donnell and many more Irish stars. For information call 1-800-356-4713 or 1-561-852-6376.

 

Caribbean Adventure: Cuba’s Irish Heritage – From April 19-27, 2014, join world champion dancer Niall O’Leary and traditional musicians on a unique journey of discovery of the Irish and Irish-American diaspora in Cuba (17th-19th centuries). For further information e-mail: irishcuba@ffrd.org or call (914) 231-6270.

 

Radio

 

The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

The Leitrim Ceili will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4PM on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The station of Nassau Community College. Details, (516) 572-7438.

 

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

 

The “Irish Hour” airs over WKNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County. Listen live at www.wkny1490am.com  on Sundays.

 

Raidio Failte is now available worldwide on the internet. Detailswww.raidiofailte.com and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station.  The first Irish language station in the North of Ireland includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic.  Email oifig@raidiofailte.com  or Tel. 011-447726572357.

 

“A Drop of the Irish” airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at www.wtbq.com  Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.

 

WRHU 88.7. The Long Ireland Show, hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays 2-5 pm on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.  Featuring county interviews, trivia and Irish music.  From 5-8pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at www.wrhu.org

 

The “Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM www.radioerin.com

 

Ireland Calls “Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM.  Now available on the internet, log onto www.wvox.com  and click on listen live.

 

“Ireland Then and Now” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or www.kean.edu

 

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area:  9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email list@irishradio.com

 

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

Brendan Daly hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon and Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm, from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie with news, music, GAA results. Details, www.IrishRadioNY.com

 

The “Irish Road Show” music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to www.irelandsownradio.com Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.

 

Services

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, offers knitting classes on Tuesdays at 10am. Wool and needles are provided and finished products are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Details, (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events also classes in Irish dancing, music and language.  For details, (718) 482-0909.

 

Emerald Isle Immigration Center For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or http://www.eiic.org  and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.

 

The Aisling Irish Community Center, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY is now offering Education/Computer classes Monday thru Thursday, Irish music and dance classes also available.  Further details call, (914) 224-1274 or visit www.aislingcenter.org

 

Sports-related Events

 

GAA Annual Banquet – The Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York Centenary Banquet will honor the eight living presidents at a special gala dinner on Saturday, March 29 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens, NY. Music by McLean Avenue Band. info@GAANewYork.com or Call Tom Fahey, (914) 384-3043; Frank Brady, (914) 536-3512 or Mary Murphy (914) 439-5124.

 

GAA Games Broadcast in Mineola – For information on GAA games to be broadcast at the Irish American Center in Mineola please call (516) 746-9392.

 

IHS Lyle James Golf Tournament – Save the date! The 7th Annual Lyle James Golf Tournament will be held on May 19, 2014 at Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT. Contact Mike McCabe at attorneymikemccabe@yahoo.com

 

Join Goal USA’s 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Team. Guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2. Email:  info@us.goal.ie or call (212) 831-7420.

National Events March 26-April 1

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Arizona

 

The Irish American Gaelic Society of Tucson meets third Sunday of month at VFW Post 549, 1884 S. Caycroft, Phoenix. Details, (520) 586-4513.

 

The Irish Foundation of Arizona meets first Wednesday of month, 7 pm, at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Details, (602) 258-0109.

 

Boston

 

Ronan Tynan will perform in concert on April 12 at Memorial Hall with the Plymouth Philharmonic. Info. at (508) 732-9292.  On April 27 Ronan will appear at Sandwich High School, Sandwich, MA. Info. at (508) 888-6808.

 

Highland Dance Boston Ceili/Seisiun on April 12, 6:30-10:30pm, at the Irish Social Club of Boston, 119 Park St., West Roxbury. Featuring Emerald Rae (fiddle) and Tom Pixton (accordion), also the Stuart Highlanders, Highland Dance Boston and the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dancers. Further information please call (603) 778-5165.

 

WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program is broadcast each Saturday from Noon to 1:30 pm on WNTN-AM 1550.

 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Located at Columbia Point, Boston. Details, www.jfklibrary.org  or (617) 514-1600.

 

Community Counseling Services (serving all nations) are offered at the Irish Immigration Center, 59 Temple Place, Boston. Details, (617) 542-7654.

 

For details of concerts and events in Massachusetts visit www.IrishMassachusetts.com

 

WGBH FM 89.7 broadcasts A Celtic Sojourn Radio Program, a selection of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Details, (617) 300-5400 or www.celtic@wgbh.org

 

Boston Radio Station WERS 88.9 FM, presents “Celtic Traditions” every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m. Details, (617) 578-8890.

 

The Sean Folan Show airs on Boston Cable Channel 23A Fridays at 9 pm and on Norwood and Westwood Cable on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Details, (617) 983-9094.

 

WROL 950 AM Feast of Irish Music show, features news, music, weather and sports live from Ireland on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Details, (617) 328-0880 ext. 501.

 

For details and events at The Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, call (781) 821-8291 or visit www.irishculture.org

 

Canada

 

For a full schedule of events at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, visit www.SAINTBRIGIDS.CA   or call (613) 244-7373.

 

Chicago

 

For details of events and happenings at Gaelic Park, located at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 598-6800 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org

 

The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, offers Irish cultural events and entertainment. For details, (773) 282-7035 or www.irishamhc.com  For information, call the center at (773) 282-7035.

 

On Sunday evenings from 7-9, WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago broadcasts news and sports direct from Ireland also latest events and happenings at Gaelic Park. The program can be heard live over the internet on Sunday evenings at www.wcev1450.com  Details, (708) 687-9330.

 

Colorado

 

The Denver AOH meets second Wednesday of month in Denver Press Club. Details, (303) 439-0924.

 

Florida

 

Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret – For information on Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret in the Florida region visit www.andycooney.com

 

The West Coast Irish American Club has moved its meeting location to the Scottish American Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. Further information at 727-784-3174.

 

The Sons and Daughters of Erin hold monthly meetings the third Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM, at San Marco Parish Center. New members welcome. Details, (239) 394-0229.

 

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland meet at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Details, (772) 873-6615; email: portstlucieirish@aol.com

 

The Irish American Club of Central Florida meets second Sunday of month, 1:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Maitland. Details, (386) 668-0159.

 

Georgia

 

The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta meets second Thursday of month, 7 pm, at Harp Irish Pub, Roswell. Info. (770) 640-0287 or www.irishatlanta.com

 

Indiana

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will appear in concert on May 23 at 500 Festival Memorial Service presented by Rolls-Royce, and on May 24 at IPL 500 Festival Parade, Indianapolis. Details, 317-614-6400.

 

Louisiana

 

The Acadian Division of the AOH meets last Thursday of month at 6:30 pm, in meeting room at Lafayette Motors, 1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Details, (337) 856-9001.

 

Maryland

 

Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays and Mondays 4-6pm, and also on the web at www.whfc911.org  Details, (410) 256-1010.

 

Michigan

 

The Crotty-Doran branch (Detroit-Windsor) of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music, and dance every Thursday night at the White Heather Club, 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, www.irishmusic.nu  or (734) 420-0962.

 

Gaelic League. Irish entertainment, featuring dance, ceili and tin whistle every weekend in the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Details, (313) 537-3489.

 

Minnesota

 

The 7th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend will be held June 13-15 at the Center for Irish Music, 836 Prior Avenue North,, St. Paul. Information at (651) 815-0083.

 

New England

 

The Harp and Bard Irish radio program airs Sundays, 5 to 7 pm, on WMPG 90.9 FM or www.wmpg.org  in Portland, Maine.

 

New York State

 

The Echoes of Erin radio program featuring Irish music and song, airs Saturdays, 4 to 5pm on WJJI 1440 AM in the Niagara Falls region. ”Echoes of Ireland” Radio show hosted by Sean Hennessey every Sunday, Noon to 1 pm on 1240 WATN, Watertown, NY.

 

Ohio

 

The Cleveland Ceili Club holds set dance classes on Tuesdays 7:30PM at St. Clarence Church Hall, Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Info, (440) 356-2999.

 

Pennsylvania

 

The Philadelphia Ceili Group located at The Irish Center, Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St., Phila.,  will hold their 40th Annual Irish Festival on Saturday, September 13 featuring Irish Music, Dance and Celtic Culture. Details on their fundraising campaign to sponsor groups from Ireland are available at www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org

 

Echoes of Erin is broadcast on Sundays from 12:30pm – 2 pm over WEDO 810 AM and later in the day at www.wedo810.com. Hosted by Diane V. Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368.

 

The Charlie Dunlop Memorial Benefit will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. See www.CharlieDunlopMemorial.com or call (215) 833-7509.

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will perform in concert on May 4 at Pottsville High School. Further information at 570-544-4674. He will also appear at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton on June 6. Details at 570-344-7231.

 

 

The Carolinas

 

The Irish Society of Charlotte, founded in 1986. For information please call Margaret Shannon, (704) 541-6665.

 

Texas

 

For details of all Irish events in the Texas area; visit the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas website, at www.harpandshamrock.org  or email: Irishinsatx@aol.com  editor’s email: shamrockeditor@gmail.com

 

Washington DC

 

The Irish Radio Show hosted by Pat Troy and Jim Courtney features Irish music, news and sports every Sunday from 11am to Noon. Listen live or to an archived show anytime at www.wust1120.com

Tri-State Event Listings, Wednesday, March 19

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Irish American Small Business  – The Irish Echo will host their Irish American Small Business on Friday, April 25, 6-9pm, at The Three Monkeys, 236 W. 54th St., NYC. Honoring the entrepreneurs and small business leaders of Irish America. Nominations now open: www.irishecho.com

 

International Business Women’s Conference (IBWCO14) Belfast, May 12-15, 2014, at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Women in Business Northern Ireland (WIBNI) will host the International Business Women’s Conference (IBWC 2014) – Creating a New Economy – and invites delegates from all over the world to take part. More information can be found on www.IBWC2014.com

 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit www.ighm.org  or call (203) 582-8655. The Spring 2014 Program Schedule of Events is now available online.

 

Theatre/Film/Literature

 

NUALA  (2011) – On Friday, March 21 at 8:15pm, Documentary Movie Night at New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., LIC, Queens, NY. Evening includes a Q&A with Patrick Farrelly, the movie’s Director.

 

Transport at Irish Rep –The Irish Repertory Theatre will present “Transport” through April 6. Book by Thomas Keneally. Music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan. Directed and designed by Tony Walton. The theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street (btwn 6th & 7th Aves). IrishRep.org or call 212-727-2737.

 

Yeats International Summer School – The 55th Annual Yeats International Summer School will be held July 27 to August 8, 2014 at Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. Email: info@yeatssociety.com

 

Echoes of Ireland – A drama about family ties, the immigrant life and the Irish-American experience, written and directed by Brian C. Petti. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm in the Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Details at 845-210-4530.

 

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – The Irish American Book Club will present Professor Janet Butler-Munch who will lead a discussion of Martin Sixsmith’s The Lost Child of Philomena Lee on Wednesday, April 9. 7-9pm, at CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC. Contact  Deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

 

The History and Plight of Child Labor in the United States – On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm, at Lehman College, location TBA, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, a discussion with writer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale, highlighting the history and plight of child labor in the U.S. Contact deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

 

Lectures/Talk/Discussions

 

Genealogical Research – Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy & You. Experts Mr. Fintan Mullan and Ms Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation will present on how to do genealogical research in Ireland at South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ, March 22, 1-4:30pm. Further details at (973) 275-2378

 

Mass and Spiritual Events

 

The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; Channel 5, WNYW-TV 5:30 a.m.; WLNY Channel 10/55 9 a.m.; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturday.

 

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

 

Special Events

 

Robert Briscoe Awards – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will host its annual Robert Briscoe Awards on Monday, March 24, 6-8pm, at the 21 Club. Honorees: Joanne Jaffe, Chief of Housing, New York City Police Department and Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York. Further details at (718) 478-5502.

 

Concern Spring Run – The 16th Annual Concern Spring Run will be held on April 12 at Central Park, 102nd St and East Drive. For registration and further details please call (212) 557-8000 or visit www.concernusa.org/springrun

 

Children’s Programs

 

The Irish Arts Center located at 553 W. 51st St., NYC, offers programs for children including Irish Dancing, Celtic Harp and Gaelic Kids. See www.irishartscenter.org

 

Information Sought

 

Exhibition – Do you know anyone who emigrated from Co. Cavan? Cavan County Museum is currently working on an exhibition and looking for photos, tickets, letters and any other memorabilia associated with emigration. Our exhibition covers emigration in the past but also up to the present. If you have any items that would be relevant please contact the museum on 011-353-49-8544070 or ccmuseum@eircom.net

 

The Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the world throughout the centuries. The Co. Donegal Heritage Office will publish a booklet based on the information collected and are keen to have people contribute their own stories about the items that their family took with them. This may include objects such as suitcases, their contents, small household items, tools, religious artifacts and photographs that people took with them at the time of their migration or letters that people sent home. If you would like to share your own family’s story or participate in this wonderful project please contact the County Donegal Heritage Office by e-mail at: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage

 

An Siopa Leabhar ar-line go fior-luath at www.cnag.ie

 

For details of events at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU (readings, talks, lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops), visit www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu  or call (212) 998-3850.

 

 

Lectures/Meetings/Talks

 

Presentation by North Ireland Attorneys – On March 23 at 4PM, a presentation will be given by Northern Ireland Human Rights Attorneys Kevin Winter and Niall Murphy at Stamford AOH Hall. Further information please call (203) 343-1866.

 

Charles Hale, On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm at Lehman College, location  TBA, CUNY Irish American Studies will host NYC urban historian Charles Hale  who will present his new series of videos highlighting the critical role of women in the labor movement in the U.S. Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program. Free and open to the public. Further details at www.irishamericanstudies@gmail.clom

 

Tara Circle Meeting – The Tara Circle, Inc. Charter Member Meeting will be held Thursday, March 20 at 7pm at Alder Manor, 1097 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY. Meeting for charter members only. For info. Contact Cathy at (646) 489-5258

 

Exhibitions

 

Within the Pale – Belfast Peace Lines. An exhibition of photos taken in late 2013, of Belfast Peace Lines, March 6-29, 2014 at OPUS Project Space, 526 W. 26th St., Studio 705, New York, NY. Details, 917-612-7687.

 

Abstract Works – Feargal Doyle will offer a series of moving and evocative abstract works based on places from his past, February 4 – June 16 at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St., NYC. More details at www.irishartscenter.or

 

Fleadh

 

Comhaltas Convention and New York Fleadh will be held April 24-27 at Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ. For further information contact Tom Vesey at (201) 705-8948.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Events/Parades/Dinners

 

Cavan P&B Association S. Patrick’s Dance – The Cavan P&B Association of NY Inc. will hold their 166th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 22 at Riccardo’s By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Guest of Honor: John McGurrin. Master of Ceremonies; James Mc Girr. Tickets $80 pp. Cocktails, wine, fine dining and music by Frank Keegan band from 7:00pm to 1:00am. Reservations: Mary and John O’Brien, 718-672-5347 or 347-754-2326.

 

Kerrymen’s P&B Annual Dinner Dance will be held Friday, March 21 at Westchester Manor, 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. Guest of Honor: Margie Mulvihill. Distinguished Service Awar: Gerry O’Donoghue. Music by The McLean Ave. Band. Cocktails at 7:30pm. Tickets $75. For information please contact Randy Herlihy at (914) 424-8311.

 

Co.   Tipperary N&B Association St. Patrick’s Banquet – The 140th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Banquet of the Co. Tipperary N&B Association of New York, Inc. will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Riccardo’s-by-the-Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, New York. Guest of Honor: Regina O’Dwyer, daughter of Sean O’Dwyer, Golden, Co. Tipperary. Music by Celtic Justice. Cocktail Hour at 6pm followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets $85. Further information at (646) 208-3716; (914) 330-5927  or (845) 638-3192.

Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade – The 40th Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 2pm. Grand Marshal is William (Bill) Gallagher.

 

Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue – Two great St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Yonkers have become one –Yonkers/McLean Avenue Merchants Association. The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1PM following 11AM Mass in St. Barnabas High School Chapel on McLean Ave. Grand Marshal, Rev. Thomas Collins, President of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Information, please call Larry (914) 968-0302 or Deirdre (201) 679-1450.

 

The Pearl River St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 1:00pm.

 

The Bayonne N.J. St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23.

 

Irish Walking Tour – On Sunday, March 23, 1-4pm, Hells Kitchen: The Political History of the NY Irish Walking Tour, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue and E. 50th St., NYC. RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hells-kitchen-the-political-history-of-the-ny-irish-walking-tour-tickets-3298282251.

 

Dances/Dinner Dances

 

The Kerrymen’s P&B Annual Dance will be held Friday, March 21 at the Westchester Manor, 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Guest of Honor: Margie Mulvihill. Distinguished Service Award; Gerry O’Donoghue. Music by The McLean Ave. Band. Cocktails at 7:30pm. Tickets $75. For more information please contact Randy Herlihy at (914) 424-8311.

 

County Tipperary N&B Assoc. St. Patrick’s Day Banquet will be held on Sunday, March 23 at Riccardo’s-by-the-Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, New York. Guest of Honor: Regina O’Dwyer, daughter of Sean O’Dwyer, Golden, Co. Tipperary. Music by Celtic Justice. Tickets $85 per person. Cocktail hour at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing. Further information at (646) 208-3716; (914) 330-5927 or (845) 638-3192.

 

Music/Concert

 

Traditional Irish Music at City Island – On Sunday, March 23, at 4pm, Bill Bell, instrumentals/vocals and Devin Shepherd, fiddle, will play traditional Irish Music at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 City Island Ave., City Island, Bronx, NY. Details at (718) 885-1080

 

Rhythm of the Dance – The National Dance Company of Ireland brings Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 28, 2014 to Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY. A dance and music extravaganza featuring live band, 3 tenors and 22 dancers. Tickets $30. Call (718) 368-5596 visit www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org

 

Connolly Station presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I.  Details, (516) 887-5160.

 

Moya Brennan with Cormac de Barra and Aisling Jarvis will appear in concert on Tuesday, April 8 at Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Ave).  See www.MoyaBrennan.com

 

Sean Tyrrell at Monmoth U. – Longtime traditional musician, storyteller and performance artist Sean Tyrrell, will return to Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J.,  on April 10 at 7:30pm.  Further information please call (732) 571-3483.

 

Irish Weekend

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions will host an Irish Weekend combined with traditional music extravaganza, April 11, 12 and 13 at The Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY. Featuring Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Mary Darcy, Kevin Prendergast, Deenagh Ceili Band, Foot Tappers, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Sean Wilson, Gene Fitzpatrick and Tony Jackson MC. Dance Instructor, Tony Ryan. Call (845) 887-4880 or 1-800-533-6767.

 

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Ceili/Seisiun

 

The Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceili will be held March 23, 2:30-6:30pm. at Lomala Civic Center, 108 Lomala Lane, Hopewell Junction, N.Y. (Route 82 Fishkill). No ceili in April. Music by John Kennedy and Jerry O’Sullivan. Info. call 845-331-7486 or 845-877-3518.

 

Association Ceili in NJ – The Pride of Moyvane will play for the Sunday, March 23 ceili of he Irish-American Association of Northwest jersey. Dancing will begin at 4pm in the hall on Richard Mine Road (off Rt. 15 North) in Rockaway, NJ. Information: ajhack1@aol.comm or call 973-853-7047.

 

St. Patrick’s Ceili in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a St. Patrick’s Ceili on Saturday, March 29 at 8pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by The Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Further information at (516) 746-9392.

 

Language/Music

 

Daltai na Gaeilge will hold an Immersion Weekend in the Irish Language, March 28-30 at Haven Beach Motel, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ. Registration reqd. by March 14. Call Liam, (732) 571-1988 or Padraig (732) 291-5426.

 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season – Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season which runs thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See www.irishartscenter.org Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.

 

Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Spring term of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College is now in session. The Institute offers classes in Irish Language and Gaelic culture at all levels for school age children and adults. Discounts apply including the Institute two-for-one program and 25 percent off for children. Details at www.irishtribes.com/molloy.html. To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies Open House at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, Friday, March 29, 5-7pm at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. New scholarships available for MA in Irish and Irish American Studies in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish American Studies, Digital Scholarship. See www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu/

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn offers Irish language classes on Mondays for beginners (9:30am) and advanced (10:30am). For further information call (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

Irish Language classes for adults and children are now available at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY. For more info. Email: Gaelic4Kids@NewYorkIrishCenter.org  Family discounts available.

 

 Irish Language Program at Lehman College Bronx. Registration is now underway for winter and spring 2014 courses. See http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/

 

Irish Language classes at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or po2@nyu.edu

 

The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School is holding a new semester of free Irish language classes on Wednesdays at AOH Hall 27 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY. Details at www.scoilgaeilge.org or call (631) 521-1227.

 

Philo-Celtic Classes The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/philo-celticsociety

 

Philo Celtic Society – The 20 Month Strategy for the Irish Language is now available from The Philo-Celtic Society at http://philo-celtic.com/20-month-strategy-for-the-irish-language.html

 

Cruises/Travel

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014. Call Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

Andy Cooney All Star Cruise of Irish Stars to the Western Caribbean – Andy announces his star-studded Irish party cruise of the year -  Western Caribbean Cruise of Irish Stars, January 18-25, 2015  featuring Andy Cooney and His Band, Ronan Tynan and Mike Denver and His Band and many more Irish stars. Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

 

Paddy Noonan’s Caribbean Sunrise Cruise will be held August 14-23, Roundtrip from Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Musical guests will include Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Mulvihill and PJ Cardinal. For information  and reservations call 1-518-624-6699 or Seanachietravel@aol.com

 

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tours – For more information and itineraries of Mick Moloney’s cultural tours to Ireland, May 14-24 also Thailand and Vietnam June 30-July 12, contact Mick at moloney.mick@gmail.com or visit www.mickmoloney.com

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise February 7-14, 2015, featuring Ireland’s superstar Daniel O’Donnell and many more Irish stars. For information call 1-800-356-4713 or 1-561-852-6376.

 

Caribbean Adventure: Cuba’s Irish Heritage – From April 19-27, 2014, join world champion dancer Niall O’Leary and traditional musicians on a unique journey of discovery of the Irish and Irish-American diaspora in Cuba (17th-19th centuries). For further information e-mail: irishcuba@ffrd.org or call (914) 231-6270.

 

Radio

 

The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

The Leitrim Ceili will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4PM on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The station of Nassau Community College. Details, (516) 572-7438.

 

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

 

The “Irish Hour” airs over WKNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County. Listen live at www.wkny1490am.com  on Sundays.

 

Raidio Failte is now available worldwide on the internet. Detailswww.raidiofailte.com and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station.  The first Irish language station in the North of Ireland includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic.  Email oifig@raidiofailte.com  or Tel. 011-447726572357.

 

“A Drop of the Irish” airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at www.wtbq.com  Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.

 

WRHU 88.7. The Long Ireland Show, hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays 2-5 pm on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.  Featuring county interviews, trivia and Irish music.  From 5-8pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at www.wrhu.org

 

The “Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM www.radioerin.com

 

Ireland Calls “Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM.  Now available on the internet, log onto www.wvox.com  and click on listen live.

 

“Ireland Then and Now” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or www.kean.edu

 

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area:  9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email list@irishradio.com

 

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

 

Brendan Daly hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon and Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm, from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie with news, music, GAA results. Details, www.IrishRadioNY.com

 

The “Irish Road Show” music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to www.irelandsownradio.com Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.

 

Services

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, offers knitting classes on Tuesdays at 10am. Wool and needles are provided and finished products are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Details, (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

 

The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events also classes in Irish dancing, music and language.  For details, (718) 482-0909.

 

Emerald Isle Immigration Center For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or http://www.eiic.org  and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.

 

The Aisling Irish Community Center, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY is now offering Education/Computer classes Monday thru Thursday, Irish music and dance classes also available.  Further details call, (914) 224-1274 or visit www.aislingcenter.org

 

Sports-related Events

 

GAA Annual Banquet – The Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York Centenary Banquet will honor the eight living presidents at a special gala dinner on Saturday, March 29 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens, NY. Music by McLean Avenue Band. info@GAANewYork.com or Call Tom Fahey, (914) 384-3043; Frank Brady, (914) 536-3512 or Mary Murphy (914) 439-5124.

 

GAA Games Broadcast in Mineola – For information on GAA games to be broadcast at the Irish American Center in Mineola please call (516) 746-9392.

 

IHS Lyle James Golf Tournament – Save the date! The 7th Annual Lyle James Golf Tournament will be held on May 19, 2014 at Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT. Contact Mike McCabe at attorneymikemccabe@yahoo.com

 

Join Goal USA’s 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Team. Guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2. Email:  info@us.goal.ie or call (212) 831-7420.

 

National Event Listings – Wednesday, March 19

POSTED ON March 19th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

Arizona

 

The Irish American Gaelic Society of Tucson meets third Sunday of month at VFW Post 549, 1884 S. Caycroft, Phoenix. Details, (520) 586-4513.

 

The Irish Foundation of Arizona meets first Wednesday of month, 7 pm, at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Details, (602) 258-0109.

 

Boston

 

Ronan Tynan will perform in concert on April 12 at Memorial Hall with the Plymouth Philharmonic. Info. at (508) 732-9292.  On April 27 Ronan will appear at Sandwich High School, Sandwich, MA. Info. at (508) 888-6808.

 

Highland Dance Boston Ceili/Seisiun on April 12, 6:30-10:30pm, at the Irish Social Club of Boston, 119 Park St., West Roxbury. Featuring Emerald Rae (fiddle) and Tom Pixton (accordion), also the Stuart Highlanders, Highland Dance Boston and the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dancers. Further information please call (603) 778-5165.

 

WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program is broadcast each Saturday from Noon to 1:30 pm on WNTN-AM 1550.

 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Located at Columbia Point, Boston. Details, www.jfklibrary.org  or (617) 514-1600.

 

Community Counseling Services (serving all nations) are offered at the Irish Immigration Center, 59 Temple Place, Boston. Details, (617) 542-7654.

 

For details of concerts and events in Massachusetts visit www.IrishMassachusetts.com

 

WGBH FM 89.7 broadcasts A Celtic Sojourn Radio Program, a selection of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Details, (617) 300-5400 or www.celtic@wgbh.org

 

Boston Radio Station WERS 88.9 FM, presents “Celtic Traditions” every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m. Details, (617) 578-8890.

 

The Sean Folan Show airs on Boston Cable Channel 23A Fridays at 9 pm and on Norwood and Westwood Cable on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Details, (617) 983-9094.

 

WROL 950 AM Feast of Irish Music show, features news, music, weather and sports live from Ireland on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Details, (617) 328-0880 ext. 501.

 

For details and events at The Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, call (781) 821-8291 or visit www.irishculture.org

 

Canada

 

For a full schedule of events at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, visit www.SAINTBRIGIDS.CA   or call (613) 244-7373.

 

Chicago

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will perform in concert on May 24 at Gaelic Park Festival, Oak Forest. Further information at 708-687-9323.

 

For details of events and happenings at Gaelic Park, located at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 598-6800 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org

 

The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, offers Irish cultural events and entertainment. For details, (773) 282-7035 or www.irishamhc.com  For information, call the center at (773) 282-7035.

 

On Sunday evenings from 7-9, WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago broadcasts news and sports direct from Ireland also latest events and happenings at Gaelic Park. The program can be heard live over the internet on Sunday evenings at www.wcev1450.com  Details, (708) 687-9330.

 

Colorado

 

The Denver AOH meets second Wednesday of month in Denver Press Club. Details, (303) 439-0924.

 

Florida

 

Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret – For information on Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret in the Florida region visit www.andycooney.com

 

Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan will perform in concert on March 19 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Irish Tenors show) Sarasota. Details at 800-826-9303.

 

The Irish-American Ceili Club meets on Saturday, March 22, 7-10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, 211 North 21st Ave., Hollywood. Music by Sharon O’Meara and Pat Burke. Adm. $10 includes Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner. Call 954-921-4325 for reservations. Space is limited. Email: irish32@aol.com More information on website: www.irishamericanceiliclub.com

 

The West Coast Irish American Club has moved its meeting location to the Scottish American Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. Further information at 727-784-3174.

 

The Sons and Daughters of Erin hold monthly meetings the third Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM, at San Marco Parish Center. New members welcome. Details, (239) 394-0229.

 

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland meet at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Details, (772) 873-6615; email: portstlucieirish@aol.com

 

The Irish American Club of Central Florida meets second Sunday of month, 1:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Maitland. Details, (386) 668-0159.

 

Georgia

 

The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta meets second Thursday of month, 7 pm, at Harp Irish Pub, Roswell. Info. (770) 640-0287 or www.irishatlanta.com

 

Indiana

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will appear in concert on May 23 at 500 Festival Memorial Service presented by Rolls-Royce, and on May 24 at IPL 500 Festival Parade, Indianapolis. Details, 317-614-6400.

 

Louisiana

 

The Acadian Division of the AOH meets last Thursday of month at 6:30 pm, in meeting room at Lafayette Motors, 1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Details, (337) 856-9001.

 

Maryland

 

Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays and Mondays 4-6pm, and also on the web at www.whfc911.org  Details, (410) 256-1010.

 

Michigan

 

The Crotty-Doran branch (Detroit-Windsor) of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music, and dance every Thursday night at the White Heather Club, 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, www.irishmusic.nu  or (734) 420-0962.

 

Gaelic League. Irish entertainment, featuring dance, ceili and tin whistle every weekend in the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Details, (313) 537-3489.

 

New England

 

The Harp and Bard Irish radio program airs Sundays, 5 to 7 pm, on WMPG 90.9 FM or www.wmpg.org  in Portland, Maine.

 

New York State

 

AOH Lecture – Irish peace process and British injustice. The Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsors lecture and discussion with Irish lawyers Kevin Winters and Niall Murphy at the Irish American Center, 375 Ontario Street in Albany on Tuesday, March 25, 7-9pm. The talk and discussion is free and open to the public. Info: (518) 527-3724.

 

The Echoes of Erin radio program featuring Irish music and song, airs Saturdays, 4 to 5pm on WJJI 1440 AM in the Niagara Falls region. ”Echoes of Ireland” Radio show hosted by Sean Hennessey every Sunday, Noon to 1 pm on 1240 WATN, Watertown, NY.

 

Ohio

 

The Cleveland Ceili Club holds set dance classes on Tuesdays 7:30PM at St. Clarence Church Hall, Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Info, (440) 356-2999.

 

Pennsylvania

 

The Philadelphia Ceili Group located at The Irish Center, Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St., Phila.,  will hold their 40th Annual Irish Festival on Saturday, September 13 featuring Irish Music, Dance and Celtic Culture. Details on their fundraising campaign to sponsor groups from Ireland are available at www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org

 

Echoes of Erin is broadcast on Sundays from 12:30pm – 2 pm over WEDO 810 AM and later in the day at www.wedo810.com. Hosted by Diane V. Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368.

 

The Charlie Dunlop Memorial Benefit will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. See www.CharlieDunlopMemorial.com or call (215) 833-7509.

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor will perform in concert on May 4 at Pottsville High School. Further information at 570-544-4674. He will also appear at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton on June 6. Details at 570-344-7231.

 

Tennessee

 

America’s Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will appear in concert on March 22 at Tennessee Theatre (Irish Tenors show), Knoxville. Further information at 877-995-9161.

 

 

The Carolinas

 

The Irish Society of Charlotte, founded in 1986. For information please call Margaret Shannon, (704) 541-6665.

 

Texas

 

For details of all Irish events in the Texas area; visit the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas website, at www.harpandshamrock.org  or email: Irishinsatx@aol.com  editor’s email: shamrockeditor@gmail.com

 

Virginia

 

Ronan Tynan, America’s Irish tenor, will appear in concert on March 24 at Sandler Center (Irish Tenors show), Virginia Beach. Tickets at (757) 385-2787.

 

West Virginia

 

Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan will appear in concert on March 23 at West Virginia University CAC (Irish Tenors show), Morgantown. Further details at 304-293-7469.

 

Washington DC

 

The Irish Radio Show hosted by Pat Troy and Jim Courtney features Irish music, news and sports every Sunday from 11am to Noon. Listen live or to an archived show anytime at www.wust1120.com

2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parades and events

POSTED ON March 14th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

St. Patrick’s Day Events

 

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The New York City 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, March 17. Grand Marshal, Jack Ahern.

 

The Pearl River St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23.

 

The Bayonne N.J. St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23.

 

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 39th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 at 1pm. Parade from 15th Street & Prospect Park West. Grand Marshal: Reverend James K. Cunningham, Pastor, Holy Name Church. Pre-Parade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 245 Prospet Park W. at 9:00AM. Celebrant, Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn After Parade Party with live music by Frank Keegan at Holy Name’s School Hall. Adm. $30. Further information at (718) 499-9482 or www.brooklynstpatricksparade.com

 

Newark NJ St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Friday afternoon, March 14 at 1:00pm in Downtown Newark. See www.NewarkParade.com

 

West Orange NJ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 63rd West Orange, New Jersey, St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 will be held Sunday, March 16. Step-off 12:15pm from Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Grand Marshal, Jere E. Cole. Deputy Grand Marshals, Gail McGeady, Kelly Reilly and Francis Schott, Jr.

 

Sleepy Hollow Grand Marshal – Paul Clarke of Sleepy Hollow, NY will be the Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Sunday, March 16. This year’s parade will be dedicated to the United Irish Counties. On March 16, at 10:00am, Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Transfiguration, South Broadway, Tarrytown. Parade begins promptly at 1:30pm at Main Street in Tarrytown. Further information please call 914-693-0192 or 914-631-4306.

 

New Haven St. Patrick’s Celebration – Milford resident Martin Hardiman will receive the Cornelius Driscoll Award for outstanding public service from the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball Committee on March 8 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 16. Details at (203) 915-5979.

 

Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Parade – Sunday, March 23rd 1:30pm Grand Marshal – Kevin J. Plunkett, Deputy County Executive http://soundshoreparade.com/

Post parade party – Molly Spillane’s Pub 211 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck

 

Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade – The 40th Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 2pm. Grand Marshal is William (Bill) Gallagher.

 

Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade – The 16th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 beginning at Noon at the corner of Lafayette and East Tremont Aves. Throggs Neck, Bronx. Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM at St. Benedict’s Church, Otis Avenue, followed by a complimentary breakfast in Father Albert Hall. Grand Marshals, Denis and Noreen Donoghue and honored clergy member Mother Alice McGowan will lead the line of March. Over 20 bands will participate.

 

Mayo St. Patrick’s Celebration – The Co. Mayo Society of New York will hold their 135th Annual St. Patrick’s Ball on Saturday, March 15 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY.  Honoring Mayo Man of the Year 2014, Jimmy Feeney, Fairfield, Ct. and Mayo Woman of the Year 2014, Mary Murphy, Woodlawn, Bronx, NY.  Cocktails 7-8pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. Details at (516) 221-4834 or (917) 282-5538.

 

Annual Donegal Assoc. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – The Donegal Association’s 118th St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, March 15th 2014 at The Astoria Manor 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102.  Special Guest: Mullaghduff Fife and Drum Band. Dedication Award will be announced on the night. Journal deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. The cocktail hour will begin at 7.00pm with dinner and dancing from 8.00pm until 12.00am. Music by the popular “Rumor Has It”. Tickets are $85.00 per person – Table of Ten is $850.00. Reservations Rosina Gallagher 718.224.3067. See website www.donegalny.org

 

St. Patrick’s Parades in CT

 

Norwich, March 9 at 1:00 PM;

 

Hartford (Glastonbury), March 15 at 11 AM;

 

Milford, March 15;

 

New London, March 16, 1PM;

 

New Haven, March 16;

 

Mystic, March 23, 1:00 PM.

 

Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue – Two great St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Yonkers have become one –Yonkers/McLean Avenue Merchants Association. The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1PM following 11AM Mass in St. Barnabas High School Chapel on McLean Ave. Grand Marshal, Rev. Thomas Collins, President of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Information, please call Larry (914) 968-0302 or Deirdre (201) 679-1450.

 

The Druids – Woodlawn/Wakefield Irish AOH Div. 5 presents Ireland’s #1 Rebel Band, The Druids, on Friday, March 14 at 10:00pm at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. For tickets, $15, please call (914) 512-7056.

 

St. Patrick’s Concert at Empire City Casino – Empire City Casino in Yonkers will celebrate the St. Patrick’s season with an Irish concert featuring Black 47 and Shilelagh Law on Sunday, March 16, 2-6pm at the Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY. See www.EMPIRECITYCASINO.COM

 

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges will hold its 113th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, March 13 at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, NJ. Michael D. Byrne, president of Pilgrim Strategies, LLC and General Chairman of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be honored as the organization’s “Young Irishman of the Year” and William B. McGuire, Esq, will be its Guest Speaker. Cocktails at 6:30pm. Reservations please call (973) 422-2974.

 

Eastchester Irish American Social Club (EIASC) will hold its 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16 starting at 3:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe and heads north on Rte 22. Grand Marshals are: Tom Huvane and Jim Hendry. Honoree: Fr. Eric Raaser, pastor of the Churches of Immaculate Conception & Assumption, Tuckahoe. Further details at stephenhuvane@yahoo.com

 

Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade – The 33rd Annual Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16. Flag raising ceremony 1PM at Roy Brown Middle School. Parade starts at 2PM at Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ. Details at (201) 784-5547.

 

The Glen Cove Hibernians will host the 26th Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00pm.

 

Co. Leitrim Society St. Patrick’s Dance – The Co. Leitrim Society of New York 119th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance will be held Friday, March 14 at 8pm at Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY. Guest of Honor, Fiona Smyth, native of Glenfarne. Distinguished Service Award, Eileen Healy native of Carrick-on-Shannon. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. For tickets please call (917) 655-1493 or (914) 963-8729.

 

Sober St. Patrick’s Day – The Third Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day will this year be held at a new and larger venue -  Cathedral High School, 350 East 56th St.,  (at First Ave.), New York, NY., with world class musicians, singers, dancers and fun for the whole family.  Featuring Tulla Pipe Band (Co. Clare), All-Star Ceili Band, John Whelan, Brian Conway, Brendan Dolan, Ivan Goff, Brendan Fahey, UCD Choral Scholars (Dublin), Sing-Along with Cathy Maguire, Donny Golden School of Irish Dance and lots more, also Children’s Program (downstairs).  This event sold out in advance in 2012 and 2013. Early purchase of tickets is advised. For tickets go to www.SoberStPatricksDay.org

 

The Waterford Hurling Club of New York will hold a St. Patrick’s Dance & Celebration on Sunday, March 16 at Gaelic Park Casino, 240th St. & Broadway, Bronx, NY. Cocktails at 5pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Tara Gold. Further information please call (914) 325-0921.

Letter from Reader about NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

POSTED ON March 12th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

Dear Editor,

 

The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is billed as the longest and oldest parade in America, it pre-dates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by fourteen years.  But, in recent weeks, the parade has been billed as an exclusive event that will not allow gay marchers.  Those of us who actually do participate in the parade (personally I’ve marched for over 30 years) know that the allegations by the current Mayor and mainstream media just are not true.   It’s not a day for political statements or further division.

There is no ban on gays or anyone else in the NYC Parade.

There is a rich history for the NYC Parade that began fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The parade started Downtown with a group of Irish Militia walking a few blocks to a local Inn, and a tradition was born.  To this day, the Fighting 69th lead the marchers up 5th Avenue which is a nod to the early beginnings of where the parade started.  Over the years other St. Patrick’s Day parades popped up in other cities around the world, but the NYC Parade continues to stand on its own, there are no floats, not costumes of cartoonish representation, no feel of carnival.  It is a dignified parade meant to show your pride in where you come from.  A day to remember the sacrifice our forefathers made in order for our society to prevail.

In addition to the schools, para-military, military and local AOH’s that march, all 32 counties are represented by an organization and a banner, you don’t have to be a member of these organizations to march.  All they ask is that you follow the parade rules (http://nycstpatricksparade.org/parade-information.html) and show your Irish pride.   No one cares or even asks your sexual orientation, because on March 17th, it doesn’t matter, it’s about being Irish or Irish American.

We as a society continue to find reasons to set ourselves apart from each other.  What the parade committee is trying to achieve is a day where all that matters is that you are proud of where you come from, it’s that simple.

Reader from Queens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor Bill shouldn’t go Grizzly Man

POSTED ON March 12th  - POSTED IN News & Views
Horses and officers of the New Orleans Police Department patrol Bourbon Street. PHOTO BY PETER MCDERMOTT

Horses and officers of the New Orleans Police Department patrol Bourbon Street.
PHOTO BY PETER MCDERMOTT



By Peter McDermott

Over the course of a few days during the second week of September in 9 AD, the 17th, 18th and 19th legions of the Roman army were annihilated by a makeshift alliance of Germanic tribes under the command of Arminius. Fifteen thousand Romans lay dead after a fierce battle in torrential rain. They had been lured off course and then forced into the Kalkriese Gap. They’d found themselves in a lobster pot, it’s been said – they could get in easily enough, but they couldn’t get out.

The calamity is sometimes called the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest – misleadingly, although it did begin there.

In “Rome’s Greatest Defeat,” Adrian Murdoch writes: “The first assault came when the soldiers, tired, wet and anything but alert were beginning to think of rest and their evening meals. An attack from all sides surrounded the army in the forest…

“With cavalrymen protected by short-sleeved, hip-length mail armor, the obvious initial target for the Germans was the horses themselves. Arminius knew that in a confined space, cavalry is effectively useless.”

Murdoch adds, “with wounded animals slipping in the mud, rearing, throwing their riders, galloping uncontrolled towards their own infantry [Arminius] had realized what an advantage he could give his men.”

The animals (including mules, whose presence was confirmed at the archeological site at Kalkiese) may seem incidental to the story of Rome’s humiliation in 9 AD, but they are a reminder that Western civilization was built thanks in great measure to horse power.

The image of the Native American warrior on horseback may be imprinted upon our consciousness, but it was the very lack of horses prior to the advent of the Europeans that can help explain why the indigenous peoples were so easily overcome.  Anybody could have invented the wheel, but it was the use of the draft animal that made possible the huge leaps forward in technology in Europe.

Until just a few generations ago, horses moved the great cities of the world. They pulled barges, for instance, and later buses, and more recently made possible the mass delivery of milk to homes.

Now these remarkably adaptable creatures, having brought us this far, are expected to exit stage left from New York City history altogether and go live in some fantasy rural paddock.

The suspicion is that real estate interests are behind this (film star Liam Neeson said at the Teamsters-organized event last Sunday that realtors are “salivating” at the prospect of the stables being freed up for development). Whatever the case, in future, horses that could otherwise get to live and work in Manhattan might have to join the more than 100,000 that are shipped annually to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.

Mayor Bill de Blasio won a famous victory in 2013 on a progressive platform. He’d channeled the mood of the times. One might even argue that his approach doesn’t go far enough. Those who gain the most from the system should pay more for the economy’s physical infrastructure, as well as for research and development, education, defense and the rest.

It’s a pity, then, that his administration should tackle first not the superrich, but the hardworking horse and carriage industry that has brought so much pleasure to New Yorkers and visitors alike.

It’s sad, too, that “traffic” should be presented as the alibi, when the reform and progressive traditions in Manhattan have always advocated for less vehicular traffic, and more public transport, walking and cycling.

“Horses do not belong in the middle of traffic in New York City,” de Blasio said in a television appearance in early February. “They do not belong in an urban environment like this. It’s not safe for them.”

The following week, 49-year-old bus driver William Pena was killed at the intersection of 14th Street and 7th Avenue. His vehicle was broadsided by a stolen truck and crashed into scaffolding, which came tumbling down on top of him. It was 5:30 in the morning. Pena was a husband, a father and a 17-year veteran of the MTA. There were no calls for further restrictions on trucks or buses or scaffolding. Nobody was quoted saying Manhattan wasn’t safe for bus drivers or that they didn’t belong in an urban environment.

Fr. Brian Jordan told me at the Teamsters’ event on Sunday: “We have science on our side.” He was referring, specifically, to the support the industry has from veterinarians, who say the horses are obviously contented and very well cared for. One could say, further, that it has reason on its side, too.

The problem is that a certain feeble-minded thinking has crept into our culture. It explains the sorry case of Timothy Treadwell, AKA Grizzly Man. He’s the guy who spent 13 summers in Katmai National Park “living with” and “protecting” its grizzly bear population. He put his experiences on 100 hours of film before the bears eventually killed both him and his girlfriend. That tragedy was captured on audio tape, though the filmmaker Werner Herzog thought it much too horrible to use in his 2005 documentary “Grizzly Man.”

The film supports the position of his critics, such as the park’s officials, who said that only their air patrol could protect the grizzlies from poachers. Treadwell was, at best, a nuisance to the bears, they said, and at worst a threat in so far as he weakened their defenses by acclimatizing them to human contact.

Whatever about his idealism and his courage, the consensus seems to be that he was suffered from a serious personality disorder.

The unfortunate Treadwell, who’d put alcohol and heroin abuse behind him, was a man looking for a calling, a cause, and he found in it in the most fearsome and isolated of all land mammals. But, obviously, there can be a fine line between needing to care and needing care.

“He anthropomorphized the bears, reading sentimental human motives into them that probably weren’t there,” said one mental-health professional in an online commentary.

But we all anthropomorphize to varying degrees. Our society thinks more like Treadwell than someone like the heroic Temple Grandin, a professor of animal behavior who has used her own experiences with autism to help us better understand cattle and horses.

Dr. Grandin has said that large animals may be property but they are not things. She has written interestingly about horse training and socialization, and how they develop “fear memory.” You get a sense from listening and reading her – much more so than the extremist group that has hijacked the word “humane” – that each animal is different.

Is it too much to expect her type of behavioral science be introduced into the debate?

The current president of the United States has said in other contexts: “Let’s have a conversation about it.” In dealing with the horse and carriage industry, which is more than 150 years old, City Hall might do well to propose that instead of talking about prohibitions.

 

Tri-State Events – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

POSTED ON March 12th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

St. Patrick’s Day Events 

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The New York City 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, March 17. Grand Marshal, Jack Ahern. 

The Pearl River St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23. 

The Bayonne N.J. St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23. 

Gala Event Hosted by St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, NYC -  Jack Ahern the Grand Marshal of the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the Special Guest of Honor on March 11, at the gala to be held at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, Manhattan, NYC,  Contact: info@stpatricksdayfoundation.org or call Angela Coyle Event Coordinator at (718) 753-2614. 

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 39th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 at 1pm. Parade from 15th Street & Prospect Park West. Grand Marshal: Reverend James K. Cunningham, Pastor, Holy Name Church. Pre-Parade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 245 Prospet Park W. at 9:00AM. Celebrant, Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn After Parade Party with live music by Frank Keegan at Holy Name’s School Hall. Adm. $30. Further information at (718) 499-9482 or www.brooklynstpatricksparade.com   

The Bay Shore/Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Saturday, March 8 at 2:00pm. Grand Marshal, F.J. McCarthy. 

Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Parade – John J. Callaghan will be Grand Marshal of the 2014 Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Sunday, March 9 at 2pm. The Annual St. Patrick’s Mass and Installation of Officers and Board Members will be held Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at St Patrick’s Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Kreiser. Refreshments will follow in the Parish Center. Details at (914) 245-7211 or email: creevagh@optonline.net. The Parade on Sunday, March 9 begins at 2pm on Rte 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. See www.SaintPatricksDayParade.Net   

Newark NJ St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Friday afternoon, March 14 at 1:00pm in Downtown Newark. See www.NewarkParade.com 

West Orange NJ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 63rd West Orange, New Jersey, St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 will be held Sunday, March 16. Step-off 12:15pm from Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Grand Marshal, Jere E. Cole. Deputy Grand Marshals, Gail McGeady, Kelly Reilly and Francis Schott, Jr. 

Sleepy Hollow Grand Marshal – Paul Clarke of Sleepy Hollow, NY will be the Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Sunday, March 16. This year’s parade will be dedicated to the United Irish Counties. On March 16, at 10:00am, Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Transfiguration, South Broadway, Tarrytown. Parade begins promptly at 1:30pm at Main Street in Tarrytown. Further information please call 914-693-0192 or 914-631-4306. 

New Haven St. Patrick’s Celebration – Milford resident Martin Hardiman will receive the Cornelius Driscoll Award for outstanding public service from the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball Committee on March 8 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 16. Details at (203) 915-5979. 

Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Parade – Sunday, March 23rd 1:30pm Grand Marshal – Kevin J. Plunkett, Deputy County Executive http://soundshoreparade.com/ Post parade party – Molly Spillane’s Pub 211 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck

Ocean County Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Parade – Ocean County Seaside Heights, New Jersey will celebrate its 30th St. Patrick’s Parade on March 8 beginning at Noon on the Boulevard. The event celebrates the resilience of the Jersey Shore and to bring the luck of the Irish to the area.  Those interested in participating, marching or volunteering should visit their web page www.ocstpatricksdayparade.com. There are opportunities for local businesses to become sponsors in support of this great community event. Please call (732) 644-6664 for further information. 

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Parade – Asbury Park, NJ, will hold its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 9. Grand Marshal, Fr. Robert Keading, Pastor of Precious Blood Parish Monmouth Beach. The parade begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Avenue at 4th Avenue and will continue downtown. For more information go to www.AsburyParkStPatricksParade.com 

Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade – The 40th Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 2pm. Grand Marshal is William (Bill) Gallagher. 

Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade – The 16th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 beginning at Noon at the corner of Lafayette and East Tremont Aves. Throggs Neck, Bronx. Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM at St. Benedict’s Church, Otis Avenue, followed by a complimentary breakfast in Father Albert Hall. Grand Marshals, Denis and Noreen Donoghue and honored clergy member Mother Alice McGowan will lead the line of March. Over 20 bands will participate. 

Annual Cork Assoc. St. Patrick’s Celebration – The 130th Annual St. Patrick’s Ball and Dinner will be held on March 8 at 7pm at Antun’s. Honoring Cork Man of the Year 2014, Dan McCarthy. The Frank Carvill Distinguished Service Award, Denis O’Sullivan. Cork Woman of the Year 2014 Tess Casey. 50-year members: Michael Dorgan, Bill O’Driscoll, Tim Collins, Denis O’Connor. Tickets $90. Reservations please contact Mary Hurley at (917) 886-4196. For more information on the dinner dance and souvenir journal please contact chairman Jim McNamara (917) 853-0440 or Gary Power (917) 699-3018. 

 Mayo St. Patrick’s Celebration – The Co. Mayo Society of New York will hold their 135th Annual St. Patrick’s Ball on Saturday, March 15 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY.  Honoring Mayo Man of the Year 2014, Jimmy Feeney, Fairfield, Ct. and Mayo Woman of the Year 2014, Mary Murphy, Woodlawn, Bronx, NY.  Cocktails 7-8pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. Details at (516) 221-4834 or (917) 282-5538. 

Annual Donegal Assoc. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration - The Donegal Association’s 118th St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, March 15th 2014 at The Astoria Manor 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102.  Special Guest: Mullaghduff Fife and Drum Band. Dedication Award will be announced on the night. Journal deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. The cocktail hour will begin at 7.00pm with dinner and dancing from 8.00pm until 12.00am. Music by the popular “Rumor Has It”. Tickets are $85.00 per person – Table of Ten is $850.00. Reservations Rosina Gallagher 718.224.3067. See website www.donegalny.org 

The Waterbury St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 8. Flag Raising ceremony at the Bill Tracey Washington Park Community House at Noon. Parade steps off at 1:00 pm, followed by Open House at the AOH Club after the parade with the bands. The Alehounds will perform in Collins Hall from 4-8pm. In the event of inclement weather all activities will be conducted in Collins Hall. 

St. Patrick’s Parades in CT

Norwich, March 9 at 1:00 PM;

Hartford (Glastonbury), March 15 at 11 AM;

Milford, March 15;

New London, March 16, 1PM;

New Haven, March 16;

Mystic, March 23, 1:00 PM.

Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue – Two great St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Yonkers have become one –Yonkers/McLean Avenue Merchants Association. The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1PM following 11AM Mass in St. Barnabas High School Chapel on McLean Ave. Grand Marshal, Rev. Thomas Collins, President of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Information, please call Larry (914) 968-0302 or Deirdre (201) 679-1450. 

The Druids – Woodlawn/Wakefield Irish AOH Div. 5 presents Ireland’s #1 Rebel Band, The Druids, on Friday, March 14 at 10:00pm at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. For tickets, $15, please call (914) 512-7056. 

St. Patrick’s Concert at Empire City Casino – Empire City Casino in Yonkers will celebrate the St. Patrick’s season with an Irish concert featuring Black 47 and Shilelagh Law on Sunday, March 16, 2-6pm at the Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY. See www.EMPIRECITYCASINO.COM

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges will hold its 113th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, March 13 at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, NJ. Michael D. Byrne, president of Pilgrim Strategies, LLC and General Chairman of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be honored as the organization’s “Young Irishman of the Year” and William B. McGuire, Esq, will be its Guest Speaker. Cocktails at 6:30pm. Reservations please call (973) 422-2974. 

Eastchester Irish American Social Club (EIASC) will hold its 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16 starting at 3:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe and heads north on Rte 22. Grand Marshals are: Tom Huvane and Jim Hendry. Honoree: Fr. Eric Raaser, pastor of the Churches of Immaculate Conception & Assumption, Tuckahoe. Further details at stephenhuvane@yahoo.com 

Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade – The 33rd Annual Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16. Flag raising ceremony 1PM at Roy Brown Middle School. Parade starts at 2PM at Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ. Details at (201) 784-5547.

The Glen Cove Hibernians will host the 26th Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00pm. 

Co. Leitrim Society St. Patrick’s Dance – The Co. Leitrim Society of New York 119th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance will be held Friday, March 14 at 8pm at Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY. Guest of Honor, Fiona Smyth, native of Glenfarne. Distinguished Service Award, Eileen Healy native of Carrick-on-Shannon. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. For tickets please call (917) 655-1493 or (914) 963-8729. 

Sober St. Patrick’s Day – The Third Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day will this year be held at a new and larger venue -  Cathedral High School, 350 East 56th St.,  (at First Ave.), New York, NY., with world class musicians, singers, dancers and fun for the whole family.  Featuring Tulla Pipe Band (Co. Clare), All-Star Ceili Band, John Whelan, Brian Conway, Brendan Dolan, Ivan Goff, Brendan Fahey, UCD Choral Scholars (Dublin), Sing-Along with Cathy Maguire, Donny Golden School of Irish Dance and lots more, also Children’s Program (downstairs).  This event sold out in advance in 2012 and 2013. Early purchase of tickets is advised. For tickets go to www.SoberStPatricksDay.org   

Annual Good Shepherd Men’s Club St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Good Shepherd Men’s Club Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on March 8, 2014 at Good Shepherd School, 620 Isham St. New York, NY, music by Ian Gallagher.  Tickets, $45; includes corned beef dinner and open bar – 7pm to 12am. For more information contact (646) 918-0981. 

The Waterford Hurling Club of New York will hold a St. Patrick’s Dance & Celebration on Sunday, March 16 at Gaelic Park Casino, 240th St. & Broadway, Bronx, NY. Cocktails at 5pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Tara Gold. Further information please call (914) 325-0921. 

 Events

Irish American Small Business – The Irish Echo will host its Irish American Small Business Awards on Friday, April 25, 6-9pm, at The Three Monkeys, 236 W. 54th St., NYC. Honoring the entrepreneurs and small business leaders of Irish America. Nominations now open: www.irishecho.com 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit www.ighm.org  or call (203) 582-8655. The Spring 2014 Program Schedule of Events is now available online. 

Theatre/Film/Literature 

Transport at Irish Rep –The Irish Repertory Theatre will present “Transport” through April 6. Book by Thomas Keneally. Music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan. Directed and designed by Tony Walton. The theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street (btwn 6th & 7th Aves). www.IrishRep.org  or call 212-727-2737.

Yeats International Summer School – The 55th Annual Yeats International Summer School will be held July 27 to August 8, 2014 at Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. Email: info@yeatssociety.com

Echoes of Ireland – A drama about family ties, the immigrant life and the Irish-American experience, written and directed by Brian C. Petti. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm in the Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Details at 845-210-4530.

Lectures/Talk/Discussions 

Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture on March 8   -  Named for a beloved advocate of the Irish language, the Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair of University of Notre Dame on “Ó Chuirt an Mheán Oiche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,” or “The Midnight Court to Graveyard Clay: Humor in Irish.” In Irish. Free. On Saturday, March 8 at 7pm at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, One Washington Mews, NYC. Web site: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu or call (212) 998-3950.

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, March 15 at 11am, the Irish Family History Forum will present Eileen Cronin, host of “The Long Ireland Show” on Hofstra U. Radio. She will perform the narrative she has written about her grandmother, Kate Adams Nyhan, “Stories of My Irish Grandmother” at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY.  Email: press@ifhf.org or call (631) 673-9114.

Mary Beth Keane will speak about Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, known as New York’s infamous “Typhoid Mary,” & confronting historical fact while creating powerful storytelling. Open to non-members at McCloskey Meeting Room, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St., New York. Details at (212) 226-8075.

Mass and Spiritual Events 

Gaelic Mass at Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral  The Seventh Annual Gaelic Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15 at Noon at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Celebrant, Father Andrew O’Connor of St. Mary’s Church, Manhattan. There will be readings in Irish by several guests. After Mass a reception will be held in the newly-renovated St. Patrick’s Youth Center with traditional Irish music performed by the NYU-affiliated Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra, also Irish Step Dancing. Refreshments available. Free-will donations will be accepted and loaves of soda bread will be available for purchase at the party for those wishing to help support the cost of holding the event. The event is co-sponsored by The New York Irish History Roundtable, The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and NYU-Glucksman Ireland House. See www.irishnyh@thorn.net 

The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; Channel 5, WNYW-TV 5:30 a.m.; WLNY Channel 10/55 9 a.m.; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturday.

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on the following Sundays: March 16 and April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

Communion Breakfast

AOH Communion Mass and Breakfast – The AOH John F. Kennedy Div. 1 Bridgeport/Fairfield will hold its 64th annual Communion Mass at St. Ann’s Church, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, March 9 at 8AM, at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Guest speaker, Martin Galvin. For info. Call Pat, 203-644-9074.

Special Events 

United Federation of Teachers – On Thursday, March 6 at 4:30pm, the United Federation of Teachers Irish Committee’s annual heritage celebration and tribute to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 52 Broadway, 19th floor. $15 registration fee includes full buffet dinner. All welcome. For further details, contact dorismeyer@aol.com 

Concern Spring Run – The 16th Annual Concern Spring Run will be held on April 12 at Central Park, 102nd St and East Drive. For registration and further details please call (212) 557-8000.

Children’s Programs

The Irish Arts Center located at 553 W. 51st St., NYC, offers programs for children including Irish Dancing, Celtic Harp and Gaelic Kids. See www.irishartscenter.org

Information Sought 

Exhibition – Do you know anyone who emigrated from Co. Cavan? Cavan County Museum is currently working on an exhibition and looking for photos, tickets, letters and any other memorabilia associated with emigration. Our exhibition covers emigration in the past but also up to the present. If you have any items that would be relevant please contact the museum on 011-353-49-8544070 or ccmuseum@eircom.net 

The Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the world throughout the centuries. The Co. Donegal Heritage Office will publish a booklet based on the information collected and are keen to have people contribute their own stories about the items that their family took with them. This may include objects such as suitcases, their contents, small household items, tools, religious artifacts and photographs that people took with them at the time of their migration or letters that people sent home. If you would like to share your own family’s story or participate in this wonderful project please contact the County Donegal Heritage Office by e-mail at: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage

An Siopa Leabhar ar-line go fior-luath at www.cnag.ie

For details of events at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU (readings, talks, lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops), visit www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu  or call (212) 998-3850. 

Lectures/Meetings/Talks 

Presentation by North Ireland Attorneys – On March 23 at 4PM, a presentation will be given by Northern Ireland Human Rights Attorneys Kevin Winter and Niall Murphy at Stamford AOH Hall. Further information please call (203) 343-1866.

Charles Hale, On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm at Lehman College, location  TBA, CUNY Irish American Studies will host NYC urban historian Charles Hale  who will present his new series of videos highlighting the critical role of women in the labor movement in the U.S. Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program. Free and open to the public. Further details at www.irishamericanstudies@gmail.clom

Tara Circle Meeting – The Tara Circle, Inc. Charter Member Meeting will be held Thursday, March 20 at 7pm at Alder Manor, 1097 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY. Meeting for charter members only. For info. Contact Cathy at (646) 489-5258 

Exhibitions 

Abstract Works – Feargal Doyle will offer a series of moving and evocative abstract works based on places from his past, February 4 – June 16 at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St., NYC. More details at www.irishartscenter.org

Festivals   

16th Annual Craic Festival (Best of Irish film) –The 16th annual Craic Fest (presented by Stella Artois) runs from March 6-8. Craic is the best of Irish films. After party every night in the Varick Room with complimentary Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Stella Artois from 9-11pm. Spotlight on documentaries this year with U.S. premiere of Danny Boy opening night March 6 (starring Gabriel Byrne, Malachy McCourt and Jim Sheridan); Friday, March 7 is a double feature doc night w/14 DAYS and The Siege of 1922. Saturday, March 8 is the premiere of FDNY Triumph and Tragedy (50 years of the Pipes and Drums). All directors will attend for Q&A. Doors open 6pm all shows (drinks specials before the films starting @ 6pm). For tickets go to www.thecraicfest.com

Hofstra University Annual Irish Festival – The 16th Annual Irish Festival sponsored by Hofstra University will be held Sunday, March 16, 11am – 5pm, at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Featuring Irish gifts, vendors, music, food and culture. Music and dance performances throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund. Details at www.hofstra.edu/festivals

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties 

The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a St. Patrick’s Dance on Saturday, March 15 at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Mary G and The Shamrocks. Details at (516) 746-9392.

AOH/LAOH St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – The Ladies and Men of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8 will hold their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Sunday, March 16, at 4PM, at Hibernian Cultural Center, 80 Magnolia Drive, Selden, NY. Tickets $35 include corned beef dinner and refreshments. Music by The Boston Burglars. Details at (631) 736-5855.

Music/Concert 

Irish Heritage Concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 50th Street and Fifth Ave., on Thursday, March 6 at 7pm. Featuring the cathedral choir and Mick Moloney and Friends Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. Details at (212) 753-2261 ext. 788.

Ronan Tynan – America’s Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan will appear in concert on March 8 at Cape May Convention Hall, Cape May, NJ. Tickets please call 855-708-9699.

Black Velvet Band will perform at Connolly’s Station, 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I. on Sunday, March 9. Information at (516) 887-5160.

Ossining Concert – A special concert will be held on Friday, March 14 at the Budarz Theater featuring The Jammin’ Divas with special guest Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp. The net proceeds from this event will be used to support the 2014 Ossining Summer Waterfront concert series. Adm. $40 per person. Admission (21 and over) includes a free pint of Guinness prior to the show. Some Irish food available at Cafe. Doors to the art gallery open at 6:00pm. Theater doors open at 6:30pm for the 7:00pm concert. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.ossining.org/Ossining_waterfront_concerts_2014.htm

Celtic Crossroads will appear in concert on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm at West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Tickets at www.IKEHALL.COM

Rhythm of the Dance – The National Dance Company of Ireland brings Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 28, 2014 to Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY. A dance and music extravaganza featuring live band, 3 tenors and 22 dancers. Tickets $30. Call (718) 368-5596 visit www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org

Ronan Tynan – A St. Patrick’s Celebration featuring Irish Tenor and International Recording Star  Ronan Tynan, will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY. Box Office (914) 592-2222. Further details at www.BroadwayTheatre.com

Celtic Appalachia – The Irish Arts Center presents the 3rd Annual Celtic Appalachia, a celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music, Song, Dance & Culture on Friday, March 14, 8pm, at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC. Featuring Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America, Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Jerry O’Sullivan and many more. Tickets available online or call (212) 864-5400.

UCD Choral Scholars – Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble will present their repertoire ranging from the medieval to the contemporary, on Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Lehman College Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306. See Web: http://www.lehmangaeilge.org 

Connolly Station presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I.  Details, (516) 887-5160.

DERVISH at Adelphi U – On Sunday, March 9 at 7pm, world-renowned traditional Irish band Dervish will appear in concert at Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, One South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

Chieftains at Town Hall – The Chieftains will appear in concert on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., NYC. Details at 800-982-2787. See www.ticketmaster.com

Horgan Academy of Irish Dance – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance will perform throughout Connecticut for schools and churches, For more information or to schedule a performance please call (203) 758-1885 or email HorganAcademy@yahoo.com The dance troupe with alumni and friends will appear St. Patrick’s weekend at Woodland High School auditorium in Beacon Falls.

Harmonica Player Eamon Murray will perform on Sunday, March 16 at The Scratcher Café, 209 E. 5th St., NYC. Info at rynagh@gmail.com

Foley’s Irish Times – A St. Patrick’s Celebration with Tomaseen Foley’s “Irish Times” will be held on March 16 at 3pm at Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Building Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY.   Details at (914) 606-6262.

Barley Juice will appear at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (at Orchard St.), Friday, March 7 at 9pm. See www.barleyjuice.com

The High Kings will be at the McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Ave), on Wednesday, March 12 at  10:00pm. See www.TheHighKings.com

Black 47 will be at B.B. Kings Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. NYC on Monday, March 17 at 7:00 PM. See http://www.Black47.com/

Irish Celebrations at Pig N Whistle – A St. Patrick’s Weekend celebration will be held Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16 with live Irish music on March 17, open for breakfast 9am – Noon with traditional Irish food menu all day and featuring Bagpipers and late night DJ at  all 3 Pig N Whistle locations in NYC. . See www.pignwhistle.com

Moya Brennan with Cormac de Barra and Aisling Jarvis will appear in concert on Tuesday, April 8 at Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Ave).  See www.MoyaBrennan.com

Live Music at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day there will be live music on Monday, March 17 featuring The Narrowbacks (4pm – 2AM) at Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave., NYC. See www.paddyreillysmusicbar.us or call (212) 686-1210.

Irish Weekend

Gertrude Byrne Promotions will host an Irish Weekend combined with traditional music extravaganza, April 11, 12 and 13 at The Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY. Featuring  Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Mary Darcy, Kevin Prendergast, Deenagh Ceili Band, Foot Tappers, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Sean Wilson, Gene Fitzparick and Tony Jackson MC. Dance Instructor, Ton Ryan. Call (845) 887-4880 or 1-800-533-6767.

Ceili/Seisiun 

A Traditional and Country Session will be held on Friday, March 7, 7pm, at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. All musicians welcome. Details, (516) 746-9392. 

The Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceilis will be held March 23 and April 29, 2014 at Lomala Civic Center, Fishkill. Ceilis at 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Further information at 845-331-7486 or 845-877-3518.

Language/Music 

Daltai na Gaeilge will hold an Immersion Weekend in the Irish Language, March 28-30 at Haven Beach Motel, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ. Registration reqd. by March 14. Call Liam, (732) 571-1988 or padraig (732) 291-5426. 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season – Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season which runs from January 14 thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See www.irishartscenter.org Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Spring term of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College is now in session. The Institute offers classes in Irish Language and Gaelic culture at all levels for school age children and adults. Discounts apply including the Institute two-for-one program and 25 percent off for children. Details at www.irishtribes.com/molloy.html. To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and cmuscente@molloy.edu

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House is offering significant scholarships for the Masters in Irish & Irish American Studies. Please contact Dr. Miriam Nyhan for details: miriam.nyhan@nyu.edu

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn offers Irish language classes on Mondays for beginners (9:30am) and advanced (10:30am). For further information call (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

Irish Language classes for adults and children are now available at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY. For more info. Email: Gaelic4Kids@NewYorkIrishCenter.org  Family discounts available.

 Irish Language Program at Lehman College Bronx. Registration is now underway for winter and spring 2014 courses. See http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/

Irish Language classes at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or po2@nyu.edu

The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School is holding a new semester of free Irish language classes on Wednesdays at AOH Hall 27 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY. Details at www.scoilgaeilge.org or call (631) 521-1227.

Philo-Celtic Classes The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/philo-celticsociety

Cruises/Travel

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014.   Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

Paddy Noonan’s Caribbean Sunrise Cruise will be held August 14-23, Roundtrip from Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Musical guests will include Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Mulvihill and PJ Cardinal. For information and reservations call 1-518-624-6699 or Seanachietravel@aol.com

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tours – For more information and itineraries of Mick Moloney’s cultural tours to Ireland, May 14-24 also Thailand and Vietnam June 30-July 12, contact Mick at moloney.mick@gmail.com or visit www.mickmoloney.com

Caribbean Adventure: Cuba’s Irish Heritage – From April 19-27, 2014, join world champion dancer Niall O’Leary and traditional musicians on a unique journey of discovery of the Irish and Irish-American diaspora in Cuba (17th-19th centuries). For further information e-mail: irishcuba@ffrd.org or call (914) 231-6270.

Radio 

The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

The Leitrim Ceili will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4PM on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The station of Nassau Community College. Details, (516) 572-7438.

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

The “Irish Hour” airs over WKNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County. Listen live at www.wkny1490am.com  on Sundays.

Raidio Failte is now available worldwide on the internet. Detailswww.raidiofailte.com and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station.  The first Irish language station in the North of Ireland includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic.  Email oifig@raidiofailte.com  or Tel. 011-447726572357.

“A Drop of the Irish” airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at www.wtbq.com  Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.

WRHU 88.7. The Long Ireland Show, hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays 2-5 pm on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.  Featuring county interviews, trivia and Irish music.  From 5-8pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at www.wrhu.org

The “Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM www.radioerin.com

Ireland Calls “Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM.  Now available on the internet, log onto www.wvox.com  and click on listen live.

“Ireland Then and Now” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or www.kean.edu

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area:  9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email list@irishradio.com

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768. 

Brendan Daly hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon and Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm, from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie with news, music, GAA results. Details, www.IrishRadioNY.com

The “Irish Road Show” music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to www.irelandsownradio.com Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.

Services 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, offers knitting classes on Tuesdays at 10am. Wool and needles are provided and finished products are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Details, (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.

The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events also classes in Irish dancing, music and language.  For details, (718) 482-0909.

Emerald Isle Immigration Center For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or http://www.eiic.org  and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.

The Aisling Irish Community Center, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY is now offering Education/Computer classes Monday thru Thursday, Irish music and dance classes also available.  Further details call, (914) 224-1274 or visit www.aislingcenter.org

Sports-related Events

GAA Games Broadcast in Mineola – For information on GAA games to be broadcast at the Irish American Center in Mineola please call (516) 746-9392.

Waterford Hurling Club of New York St Patrick’s Dance & Celebration will be held Sunday, March 16 at Gaelic Park, 240th Street and Broadway, Bronx, NY. Guests of Honor: Ambrose O’Connell, Al Flynn, Dan Desmond, Mike Mason, Sean Power, John Phelan, Joe Flynn, Jimmy Gleeson, Tomas O’Mara, Jimmy Power, Mike Prendergast, Hilary Kelly, John Coleman, Tom Scarry and Pat Nugent also 1959 New York Junior Hurling Champs. Special Guest: Kevin Daly, All Ireland Minor Hurling Captain & The Irish Press Cup. Reservations call Maura Bermingham, (914) 325-0921 or Angela Allen, (914) 316-4016.

IHS Lyle James Golf Tournament – Save the date! The 7th Annual Lyle James Golf Tournament will be held on May 19, 2014 at Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT. Contact Mike McCabe at attorneymikemccabe@yahoo.com

FDNY Bravest Boxing vs Garda Boxing Club – The FDNY takes on members of the Irish National Police Force and Dublin Fire Brigade in 10 exciting bouts of amateur boxing for charity on March 6 at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St., NYC.  Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets on sale now at www.fdnyboxing.eventbrite.com. Call (212) 353-1600.

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