A Dad with a Difference

POSTED ON June 12th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views, Opinion

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A Dad with a Difference

by Áine Ní Shionnaigh

“We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. (Victor Frankl, A Man’s Search for Meaning).  In my life experience so far, no one has epitomized this ability to turn a personal tragedy into a triumph, better than Patrick Donohue, Irish American, prominent lawyer, finance director, visionary, and Dad of Sarah Jane Donohue.

Patrick and I have something in common: we are both parents of children who suffered a brain injury and we are both 100% committed to helping them live the best lives that they possibly can.

In December 2006 when sending my annual Christmas letter to friends and family back in Ireland, I enclosed a poem as I felt it helped to explain the unexplainable. The poem was titled “Welcome to Holland”, which was written by Emily Kingsley, about having a child with a disability. The essay employs a metaphor of excitement for a vacation to Italy that becomes a disappointment when the plane lands instead in Holland. “Holland?!?” you say. “What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I’m supposed to be in Italy. All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy.” The metaphor is that the trip to Italy is a typical birth and child-raising experience, and that the trip to Holland is the experiencing of having and raising a child with special-needs. “But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy… and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go. That’s what I had planned.” In the end, however, the reader sees that the ‘trip’ is still well worth it: “But… if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things … about Holland.”

Interestingly these are the same lines Patrick Donohue recently chose as the opening lines for the short documentary he made to introduce iHOPE, his pioneering new school for children with brain injuries. Nine years ago on June 5th, also Patrick’s own Birthday, Sarah Jane Donohue was born at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill hospital, a healthy, happy baby with stunning brown eyes framed by exotic dark thick lashes. All was well with the world, or so it seemed. Tragically, 5 days later when Sarah Jane was in the safety of her own home, with her parents sleeping in the next room, she was violently shaken by her baby nurse, causing serious injury: breaking both her collarbones, four ribs and causing a severe Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury – PABI. Doctors were shocked at the severity of her injuries. On that night, Sarah Jane’s life and that of her family changed forever.

Gradually Patrick Donohue began a new career “changing the world for Sarah Jane”. He began by setting up a nonprofit advocacy group, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation in 2007. Then in 2009, he put together an advisory board that drew together 75 experts in the field of brain injury from all over the US and Canada. The mission is to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from all Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries in order to advance our knowledge of the brain fifty years over the next five years. This past September, Patrick founded the first school in NYC for children who have suffered a brain injury, iHOPE, the International Academy of Hope, which is groundbreaking in it’s treatment and approach to children with brain injuries. Sarah Jane attends this school as does my daughter, Grace Anne and it is changing their lives dramatically one day at the time. www.ihopenyc.org www.thebrainproject.org

When we face great challenges in our lives, we have two choices, we can lie down and let the challenge overcome us or we can decide to draw on an inner strength we didn’t know we had and continue our lives, armed with the determination that we are not going to let this adversity define us.

As Joe Biden recently said at an Irish American event here in New York : “there is something uniquely Irish about maintaining hope in light of tragedy, that the Irish know “that to live is to be hurt, but we’re still not afraid to live.”

To be continued next week ……

 

“Ní mór dúinn dearmad a dhéanamh gur féidir linn brí a fháil  sa saol, fiú nuair déileáil le staid gan dóchas, nuair atá os ár gcomhair cinniúint nach féidir a athrú. Chun an méid sin ábhair is finné a iompróidh an acmhainneacht uathúil daonna ag a fearr, a bhfuil a chlaochlú tragóid pearsanta i bua, dul amháin isteach éacht daonna. (Victor Frankl). I mo shaoil go dtí seo, níl aon duine eiseamláir seo cumas chun dul tragóid pearsanta i bua, níos fearr ná Patrick Donohue, Mheiriceánach Éireannach, dlíodóir feiceálach, stiúrthóir airgeadais, aislingeach, agus Daid do Sarah Jane Donohue.

Tá rud éigin i gcoitinne idir Patrick agus mise. Tá páistí speisialta ag an bheirt again, leanaí a d’fhulaing díobháil inchinne agus go bhfuilmuid araon 100% tiománta cabhrú leo cónaí ar an saol is fearr gur féidir leo.

I mí na Nollag 2006 nuair a sheol mé mo litir Nollag bliantúil  chuig mo chairde agus mo chlann ar ais in Éirinn, sheol mé dán freisin mar cheap mé gur chabhraigh an dán a mhíniú an rud nach raibh míniú. B’é teideal an dán “Fáilte go dtí an Ollainn”, a bhí scríofa ag Emily Kingsley, i dtaobh a  leanbh faoi mhíchumas. Fostaíonn an aiste a meafar de cipíní le haghaidh saoire go dtí an Iodáil a thiocfaidh chun bheith ina díomá nuair a tailte an eitleáin ionad san Ísiltír. “Ollainn?!?” A deir tú. “Cad a dhéanann tú chiallaíonn Ollainn?? Shínigh mé suas don Iodáil! Tá mé ceaptha a bheith san Iodáil. Gach lá mo shaol a bhí mé ag tnúth le dul go dtí an Iodáil.” Is é an meafar go bhfuil an turas go dtí an Iodáil breithe tipiciúil agus taithí tógála leanaí, agus go bhfuil an turas go dtí an Ollainn ag fulaingt bhfuil agus tógála leanaí a bhfuil riachtanais speisialta. “Ach tá gach duine a fhios agat gnóthach ag teacht agus ag dul ón Iodáil … agus tá siad ag caint faoin an am iontach a bhí acu ann. Agus don chuid eile de do shaol, beidh tú ag rá “Tá, go nuair a bhí ceaptha agam a dul. Sin an méid a bhí beartaithe agam.” Sa deireadh, áfach, feictear an léitheoir go bhfuil an ‘turas’ fós fiú go maith é: “Ach … má chaitheann tú do shaol caoineadh ar an bhfíric nach raibh tú go dtí an Iodáil, ní féidir leat a bheith saor chun taitneamh a bhaint as na rudaí an-álainn an-speisialta … faoi Ollainn. “

Suimiúil b’iad  na línte céanna a roghnaigh Patrick Donohue  le déanaí mar na línte oscailt don chlár faisnéise gairid a rinne sé chun aird a tharraignt ar iHOPE, scoil nua ceannródaíoch do leanaí le gortuithe inchinne. Naoi mbliana ó shin ar 5 Meitheamh, freisin, lá breithe Phádraig féin, a rugadh Sarah Jane Donohue ag Lenox Cnoc ospidéal Manhattan, leanbh sláintiúil, sona, le súile donn doimhne, frámaithe le fabhraí coimhthíocha tiubh dorcha. Bhí gach rud go maith leis an domhan, nó mar sin a dhealraigh sé. Go tragóideach, cúig lá ina dhiaidh sin nuair a bhí Sarah Jane  sábháilteacht sa bhaile féin, lena tuismitheoirí ina chodladh sa seomra eile, bhí sí chroitheadh ​​foirtil ag a altra leanbh, is cúis le díobháil thromchúiseach: bhriseadh dá cuid cnámha múineáil, ceithre easnacha agus is cúis le dian Pediatric Gortú Inchinne Faighte – PABI. Bhí ionadh ar na dochtúirí ag an déine a díobhálacha. Ar an oíche sin, d’athraigh  saol Sarah Jane agus saol a theaghlaigh go leor.

De réir a chéile thosaigh Patrick slí bheatha nua “ag athrú an domhain le haghaidh Sarah Jane”. Thosaigh sé  le grúpa abhcóideacht, An Sarah Jane Brain Foundation i 2007. Ansin i 2009, chuir sé le chéile Bord Comhairleach a tharraing le chéile 75 saineolaithe i réimse an díobháil inchinne ó gach cearn na Stáit Aontaithe agus Ceanada. Is é an misean a chruthú córas múnla cúraim do pháistí agus do dhaoine fásta óga atá ag fulaingt ó gach ‘Acquired Brain Injury’ in ord lenár n-eolas ar an inchinn a chur chun cinn caoga bliain thar na cúig bliana atá romhainn. An Meán Fómhair seo chaite,  bunaíodh Patrick an chéad scoil i NYC do leanaí a d’fhulaing díobháil inchinne, iHOPE, an Acadamh Idirnáisiúnta an Dóchais, atá úrnua i sé cóireáil agus cur chuige maidir le leanaí le gortuithe inchinne. Sarah Jane Freastalaíonn Sarah Jane an scoil seo mar a fhreastalaíonn mo ‘níon, Grace Anne agus tá athrú mór tagtha ar a saol cheana féin. www.ihopenyc.org , www.thebrainproject.org

Nuair a bhíonn dúshláin mór againn in ár saol, ní mór dúinn dhá rogha, is féidir linn a luí síos agus lig an dúshlán a shárú linn nó is féidir linn a chinneadh a tharraingt ar neart inmheánach nach raibh a fhios againn a bhí againn agus leanúint ar aghaidh lenár saol, armtha leis an gcinneadh nach bhfuil muid ag dul chun ligean seo angar shainmhíníonn.

Mar a dúirt Joe Biden le déanaí ag ócáid ​​Meiriceánach Éireannach anseo i Nua-Eabhrac: “go bhfuil rud éigin uathúil an Ghaeilge faoi dhóchas a chothabháil i bhfianaise na tragóid, go bhfuil fhios ag na hÉireannaigh” is é sin le cónaí a bheith gortaithe, ach táimid fós nach bhfuil eagla a beo. “

Chun a bheith ar lean an tseachtain seo chugainn ……

Kevin F. O’Malley nominated as U.S. ambassador

POSTED ON June 5th  - POSTED IN News & Views

By Irish Echo Staff

The White House has named Missouri’s Kevin F. O’Malley is its choice to be next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

A release from the White House Press Office Thursday stated: “Kevin F. O’Malley, of Missouri, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland.”

O’Malley’s name has been sent to the Senate for confirmation.

O’Malley is an attorney who has been a law professor at both Washington University and St. Louis University.

He formerly served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Special Attorney in Organized Crime and Racketeering in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

President Obama said in reference to O’Malley and two other appointees: “I am proud to nominate such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

The naming of O’Malley brings closure to an exceptionally long hiatus at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin during which there was no ambassador in residence. Ambassador Dan Rooney took leave of Dublin before the end of 2012.

In the intervening time, there was considerable speculation as to the identity of Rooney’s successor.

O’Malley’s name, however, was not in the forefront of the list of possible names and his appointment, as a result, has a surprise element to it.

Tri-State Event Listing June 3, 2014

POSTED ON June 3rd  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

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

 

Sea Marks at Irish Rep – Sea Marks, an Irish Love Story by Gardner McKay, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is now playing through June 15 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street (betw. 6th 7 7th Aves.), NYC. See www.IrishRep.org or call (212) 727-2737.

 

Irish Rep Gala Performance – The Irish Repertory Theatre 2014 Gala Performance on Broadway for One Night Only, Monday, June 9 featuring The Spectacular Songs of Lerner & Loewe. Introduced by Joel Grey and performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. See www.IrishRep.org or call 212-727-2737.

 

Bloomsday on Broadway XXXIII Co-produced by Symphony Space and Irish Arts Center, Monday, June 16 at 7PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.  Tickets online or call (212) 864-5400.

 

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

 

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.

 

Corpus Christi Procession – The Seventh Annual Corpus Christi Procession of St. Sebastian Parish, Woodside, Queens will be held on Sunday, June 22 following the 1:15pm Mass. The Blessed Eucharist will be carried through the streets of Woodside by the Pastor, Rev. Kevin P. Abels.   The Procession will make three stops along the route to bless three homes of parishioners, on 58th Street, 60th Street and 41st Drive. See www.stsebastianwoodside.org

 

Meetings

 

J1 Summer Orientation Sessions 2014 – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will hold J1 Orientation Meetings in Bronx and Queens from June 2-13, meetings in Bronx at 3pm and Queens at 2pm daily. Further info. call (718) 324-3039.

 

Readings

 

Understanding Ulysses – James Joyce Bloomsday Celebration: Understanding Ulysses. Introduction to ULYSSES, masterpiece revealed. Presented by Micheál ÓMáille, native of Connemara, Co. Galway, Professor, Historian Lecturer. On June 11 at 7pm at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ. Further information at 732-671-3700 x 353.

 

 

Genealogy

 

Ancient Irish Genealogies – On Saturday June 21 at 11 am, at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY, the Irish Family History Forum will present Jerry Kelly from the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College. Jerry will discuss the ancient Irish genealogical tradition within its context of Seanchas. Preceding the lecture, starting at 10am, family historian Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. The Irish Family History Forum meets monthly at the Library. All lectures are free and open to the public. Visit www.ifhf.org   

 

Seminar at Molloy College – The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College will offer a directed research seminar in Ancient Irish Genealogy from 7-9PM on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks from June 3 to July 22, 2014. To register contact Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 or cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

Fundraiser/Benefit

 

Michael Brady Memorial Social – The Michael Brady Memorial Social/Seeking Vision will be held on June 8 at 6pm, at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by Doonbeg musicians and friends. Donation $20. All proceeds are for the visually impaired people of Co. Clare. Further information at (516) 352-0749.

 

The Celtic Cruise – Celtic Charity Inc & AOH Div. 7 present The Celtic Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York to benefit the Emerald Isle Immigration Center on Wednesday, June 4. Featuring live music by Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers, The Shay Mac Band. Hot and Cold Buffet Dinner, Full open bar. Board at Chelsea Piers Pier 62, West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. For more info visit www.celticcharity.com or call 212-717-9955.

 

Goal USA 2014 Benefit Ball will be held on Friday, October 17 at Gotham Hall, 1356 Boadway, NYC. Secure a table and celebrate GOAL’s lifesaving work around the world. Information: Elaine, 212-831-7420/eryankennedy@us.goal.ie

 

Gathering/Picnic

 

Daltai na Gaeilge Picnic Samhradh – Daltai na Gaeilge will hold their Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday, June 21 beginning at noon, at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport, NJ. Adults $15; Children $7:50. Register & pay online – www.daltai.com/events/regsummerpicnic.htm or call (732) 571-1988.

 

A Gathering of Drinans – A Gathering of those descended from the Drinans who emigrated from Co. Cork from 1800 onwards will be held on August 10 at the Tracton Arts and Community Centre, South County Cork. A genealogical, historical and social event organized by Professor John Drinan, New South Wales. Contact:  jnadrinan@gmail.com or call Eileen McGough at 011 353 21 4770676 for further information.

 

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.

 

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

 

Arts Week

 

The 20th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held from Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19.

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

The Coleman-O’Grady Branch of Comhaltas will hold a Ceili on Friday, June 8 at 8pm in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. At 7pm the prize-winning pupils of the Erin Loughran School of Music will host a session. Come early and wish them luck when they compete at the all-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo. Information: 718-822-2791.

 

HOPe Ceili – The next HOPe (Helping Other People) Ceili will be held on June 29 at 4pm in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by the Pride of Moyvane Band. At 3pm, there will be a session by the students of Erin Loughran. For details call (914) 237-2177.

 

Music/ Concert

 

Trad and Country Session – On Friday, June 6 at 7:30 pm, a Trad and Country Session will be held at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Admission $10 per person. All musicians welcome. Details (516) 746-9392.

 

Celtic Woman – The Emerald Tour live in concert on June 5 & 6 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets, www.Countbasietheatre.org or call 732-842-9000. See www.celticwoman.com

 

Irish Night Concert in Massapequa – The Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, L.I., will present an evening of Irish entertainment with live traditional music by renowned Irish entertainers on Saturday, June 28 at Brady Park on Front St., in the village of Massapequa Park, NY. Free admission. Further information at (516) 799-5413 or 516-798-0244.

 

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

 

Dance/Dinner Dances

 

Dance in Mineola – On Saturday, June 7 at 8:30 pm, a dance with Dennis Gallery & Celtic Justice will be held at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Adm. $20 per person. Details at (516) 746-9392.

 

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. Dinner & Program, Live Music & Open Bar. Entertainment. Tickets $90 per person. Further information go to kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com

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Language/Music

 

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

 

Gaeltacht Week – Daltai na Gaeilge will hold a Gaeltacht Week, immersion course in the Irish Language, from Sunday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Aug. 30 at Marist Brothers Retreat Center, 1455 Broadway, Rte. 9W, Esopus, NY. See www.daltai.com or call 732-571-1988.

 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season –The Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season 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

 

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

 

New Jersey Festival – The 44th Annual New Jersey Irish Festival will be held on Sunday, June 8, 12pm-7pm, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ. See www.nj-irishfestival.com

 

Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival – The 3rd annual festival will be held on Saturday June 7, at Sinatra Drive, bet. 4th & 5th Sts., Hoboken. Featuring performances by McLean Avenue Band, Gold n’Brown, Garden St. Irish Step Dancers and Emerald Fire, Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Soda Bread Contest, Hoboken Hurling Club demo, vendors, sheep shearing demo, children’s activities and lots more. Details at 201-420-2207. Or email: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

 

Feis

 

United Irish Counties Feis – The 76th Feis of the United Irish Counties Association will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Saunders Trades High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Competitions start 9:00 a.m. sharp. Syllabus available online: www.uicany.org For questions or information UnitedIrishCounties@gmail.com

 

The 26th Annual East Durham Irish Feis will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014. Go to www.mjqirishcentre.com for more information.

 

Rockland Feis  The 41st Annual Rockland County Feis & Field Games will be held, Sunday July 20th beginning 8:45am-8pm at German Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway, Tappan, NY (Exit 6E Palisates Int. Parkway). See www.rocklandcountyfeis.com Registration www.feisweb.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. 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.

 

Sports-related Events

 

HOPe Charity 2014 Golf Outing. The 7th Annual HOPe Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 30th at Rockland Country Club, Sparkhill, NY beginning at 10:30 am with breakfast. Register by June 10th as space is limited. www.hope-charity.org or call Loretta King 203-667-6347.

 

14th Annual Irish Sports Expo – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will host the 14th Annual Expo of Irish Sports on June 8, 12pm – 7pm., at Kelly Athletic Complex SHP, 648 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ. The event encourages Irish culture, traditions and camaraderie through Irish sport. Hurling matches will be played with teams from Ulster, NY, Hoboken, NJ, Rockland, NY and Allentown, PA, and a Rugby match between Montclair and Bayonne. Further info at 973-325-9338. www.facebook.com/ShillelaghClub

 

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.

 

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.

 

Portugal vs Ireland on Tuesday, June 10, 7:45PM at MetLife Stadium. www.Ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000 or Tucha Gift Shop 973-589-3681 www.metlifestadium.com

 

Irish Heritage Night – The Brooklyn Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, is hosting its annual “Irish Heritage Night” at MCU Park, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, July 31 at 7pm. The team will give away specially made Shamrock Jerseys to the first 3,000 fans in attendance. Further information please call (212) 355-0400.

 

National Event listing June 3, 2014

POSTED ON June 3rd  - 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

 

An Irish Music Festival will be held on August 21 at South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. Featuring Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock. Further information, please call 781-383-9850.

 

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

 

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

 

Auditions for Irish Christmas Revels. Men and women (18 and over) are invited to the adult auditions for the 32nd annual Christmas Revels, a festive, fully-staged musical and theatrical production to be held December 6-14 at GW Lisner Auditorium. For more information about the audition please visit http://revelsdc.org/auditions.html

 

Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays 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, (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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Rhode Island

 

Newport Celtic Rock Festival will be held Saturday, August 23 at Newport Yachting Center. Headlining the 10-hours of music will be Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock and the Fighting Jamesons. See www.dodgeadv.com or call (401) 273-7310.

 

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 – May 28

POSTED ON May 28th  - 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 Thursday and Friday, May 29-30, 2014, at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC. Honoring Irish American of the Year Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The Ireland-US Top 50 Companies Business Luncheon 2014 will be on Friday, May 30 at 12:30pm at Fordham University (12th floor lounge, Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street) .To make reservations contact Orlaith Adams at 02890 611916 or email: o.adams@aisling-events.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

 Sea Marks at Irish Rep – Sea Marks, an Irish Love Story by Gardner McKay, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is now playing through June 15 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC. See www.IrishRep.org  or call (212) 727-2737.

 Irish Rep Gala Performance – The Irish Repertory Theatre 2014 Gala Performance on Broadway for One Night Only, Monday, June 9 featuring The Spectacular Songs of Lerner & Loewe. Introduced by Joel Grey and performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. See www.IrishRep.org  or call 212-727-2737.

 Edna O’Brien and Edward St. Aubyn in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center will read from their latest books on Thursday, May 29, at 8PM at 92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY. Box office phone 866-811-4111. General information: info@irishartscenter.org

Bloomsday on Broadway XXXIII Co-produced by Symphony Space and Irish Arts Center, Monday, June 16 at 7PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.  Tickets online or call (212) 864-5400.

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

 

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.

 

Meetings

 J1 Summer Orientation Sessions 2014 – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will hold J1 Orientation Meetings May 27-30 in the Bronx at 3pm and Queens at 2pm daily.  From June 2-13, meetings in Bronx at 3pm and Queens at 2pm daily. On June 2, Networking and Orientation Meeting in the Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Ave., from 4-6pm. This event will enable J1 Students to meet with employers who are recruiting for summer positions. Further info. call (718) 324-3039.

 

Irish Food

 Three Shades of Green – From Ireland to New York and Atlanta, three great Irish cooks from Ireland and the Irish diaspora are creating a unique and world class Irish food experience at the James Beard House in New York and all are invited on May 29, 4-7PM at The James Beard Foundation, 167 West 12th Street, New York. For menu and reservations: www.jamesbeard.org or 212-675-4984.

 

Genealogy

 Seminar at Molloy College – The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College will offer a directed research seminar in Ancient Irish Genealogy from 7-9PM on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks from June 3 to July 22, 2014. To register contact Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 or cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

Fundraiser/Benefit

The Celtic Cruise – Celtic Charity Inc & AOH Div. 7 present The Celtic Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York to benefit the Emerald Isle Immigration Center on Wednesday, June 4. Featuring live music by Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers, The Shay Mac Band. Hot and Cold Buffet Dinner, Full open bar. Board at Chelsea Piers Pier 62, West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. For more info visit www.celticcharity.com or call 212-717-9955.

Penny Social in Yonkers – A Father’s Day “Penny Social” will be held on June 1 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Hudson St., Yonkers, NY. Featuring penny prizes, sweepstakes items, money tree and 50/50 cash split. Free adm. Sunday, June 1, 12pm-4pm. Refreshments all afternoon. Further information at (914) 963-3033.

Goal USA 2014 Benefit Ball will be held on Friday, October 17 at Gotham Hall, 1356 Boadway, NYC. Secure a table and celebrate GOAL’s lifesaving work around the world. Information: Elaine, 212-831-7420 eryankennedy@us.goal.ie 

 

Gathering

 A Gathering of Drinans – A Gathering of those descended from the Drinans who emigrated from Co. Cork from 1800 onwards will be held on August 10 at the Tracton Arts and Community Centre, South County Cork. A genealogical, historical and social event organized by Professor John Drinan, New South Wales. Contact:  jnadrinan@gmail.com or call Eileen McGough at 011 353 21 4770676 for further information.

 

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.

 

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

 

Arts Week

 The 20th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held from Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19. See www.caskillsirishartsweek.com for more information.

 

Music/ Concert

Trad and Country Session – On Friday, June 6 at 7:30 pm, a Trad and Country Session will be held at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Admission $10 per person. All musicians welcome. Details (516) 746-9392.

 Last 2 Concerts of the Season at IAC – Roots Rock & Indie Folk at SongLives featuring Casey Neill & Penny O’Brien (May 30) and Fiach Moriarty & Roisin O (June 6) at Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St., NYC.  Info@irishartscenter.org

 Celtic Woman – The Emerald Tour live in concert on June 5 & 6 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets, www.Countbasietheatre.org or call 732-842-9000. See www.celticwoman.com

 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

 

Dance/Dinner Dances

 Dance in Mineola – On Saturday, June 7 at 8:30 pm, a dance with Dennis Gallery & Celtic Justice will be held at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Adm. $20 per person. Details at (516) 746-9392.

 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. Dinner & Program, Live Music & Open Bar. Entertainment. Tickets $90 per person. Further information go to kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com.

                                                  

Language/Music

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

Irish Arts Center Spring Season –The Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season 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

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

Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival – The 2nd Annual Irish Festival will be held Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 11AM to 8PM, at St. Camillus Church, located at Beach 100th Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, NY. Featuring Black 47, Girsa, The Canny Brothers, Celtic Justice, Narrowbacks, McLean Avenue Band, Shilelagh Law, Cunningham Brothers, Jameson’s Revenge, U2 Unforgettable Fire Band. Unlimited children’s rides, free face painting. Tickets sold at gate. No coolers or beach chairs. See www.IrishFest21.com

New Jersey Festival – The 44th Annual New Jersey Irish Festival will be held on Sunday, June 8, 12pm-7pm, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ. See www.nj-irishfestival.com

 

Feis

United Irish Counties Feis – The 76th Feis of the United Irish Counties Association will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Saunders Trades High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Competitions start 9:00 a.m. sharp. Syllabus available online: www.uicany.org For questions or information UnitedIrishCounties@gmail.com

The 26th Annual East Durham Irish Feis will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014. Go to www.mjqirishcentre.com for more information.

 

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 ImmigrationCenter 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

14th Annual Expo of Irish Sports – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will host the 14th Annual Expo of Irish Sports on June 8, 12pm – 7pm., at FSOS Clubhouse and SHP Kelly Athletic Center, 648 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ. The event encourages Irish culture, traditions and camaraderie through Irish sport. Hurling matches will be played with teams from Ulster, NY, Hoboken, NJ, Rockland, NY and Allentown, PA, and a Rugby match between Montclair and Bayonne. Further info. at 973-865-7063.

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.

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.

Portugal vs Ireland on Tuesday, June 10, 7:45PM at MetLife Stadium. www.Ticketmaster.com  800-745-3000 or Tucha Gift Shop 973-589-3681 www.metlifestadium.com

 The Brooklyn Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, is hosting its annual “Irish Heritage Night” at MCU Park, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, July 31 at 7pm. The team will give away specially made Shamrock Jerseys to the first 3,000 fans in attendance. Further information please call (212) 355-0400.

 Family Game Night in Mineola – On Friday, May 30, Family Game Night will be held at The Irish American Society, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Adm. $5 per person. Bingo! Prizes! A fun night for the whole family. Details, (516) 746-9392.

 

National Events – May 28

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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

 An Irish Music Festival will be held on August 21 at South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. Featuring Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock. Further information, please call 781-383-9850.

 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

 

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

 Auditions for Irish Christmas Revels. Men and women (18 and over) are invited to the adult auditions for the 32nd annual Christmas Revels, a festive, fully-staged musical and theatrical production to be held December 6-14 at GW Lisner Auditorium. For more information about the audition please visit http://revelsdc.org/auditions.html

 Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays 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, (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.

 

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

 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.

 

Rhode Island

 Newport Celtic Rock Festival will be held Saturday, August 23 at Newport Yachting Center. Headlining the 10-hours of music will be Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock and the Fighting Jamesons. See www.dodgeadv.com or call (401) 273-7310.

 

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 – May 21, 2014

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New York-New Belfast Conference – The Fifth Annual New York-New Belfast Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, May 29-30, 2014, at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC. Honoring Irish American of the Year Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The Ireland-US Top 50 Companies Business Luncheon 2014 will be on Friday, May 30 at 12:30pm at Fordham University (12th floor lounge, Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street) .To make reservations contact Orlaith Adams at 02890 611916 or email: o.adams@aisling-events.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 

Sea Marks at Irish Rep – Sea Marks, an Irish Love Story by Gardner McKay, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is now playing through June 15 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street (betw. 6th 7 7th Aves.), NYC. See IrishRep.org or call (212) 727-2737. 

Irish Rep Gala Performance – The Irish Repertory Theatre 2014 Gala Performance on Broadway for One Night Only, Monday, June 9 featuring The Spectacular Songs of Lerner & Loewe. Introduced by Joel Grey and performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. See www.IrishRep.org or call 212-727-2737. 

Origin Theatre at NYU – On Monday, May 26, the Origin theatre company returns to Glucksman Ireland House at NYU for the tenth annual reading series with four works by contemporary European playwrights. See website for full lineup: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu 

Edna O’Brien and Edward St. Aubyn in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center will read from their latest books on Thursday, May 29, at 8PM at 92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY. Box office phone 866-811-4111. General information: info@irishartscenter.org 

Bloomsday on Broadway XXXIII Co-produced by Symphony Space and Irish Arts Center, Monday, June 16 at 7PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.  Tickets online or call (212) 864-5400. 

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 

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. 

Cardinal Dolan to Bless Pearl River Church – On Sunday, May 25 at 3PM, Cardinal Dolan will pay a special visit to St. Margaret of Antioch Church in Pearl River, NY. After celebrating a Mass in the Church, the Cardinal will then bless the recent improvements and renovations of the Church property. Ceremonies will be followed by a reception in the School Gym. Further information, please call 845-735-4746 or visit www.saintmargaretparish.com 

Meetings 

J1 Summer Orientation Sessions 2014 – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will hold J1 Orientation Meetings May 27-30 in the Bronx at 3pm and Queens at 2pm daily.  From June 2-13, meetings in Bronx at 3pm and Queens at 2pm daily. On June 2, Networking and Orientation Meeting in the Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Ave., from 4-6pm. This event will enable J1 Students to meet with employers who are recruiting for summer positions. Further info. Call (718) 324-3039. 

Irish Food 

Three Shades of Green – From Ireland to New York and Atlanta, three great Irish cooks from Ireland and the Irish diaspora are creating a unique and world class Irish food experience at the James Beard House in New York and all are invited on May 29, 4-7PM at The James Beard Foundation, 167 West 12th Street, New York. For menu and reservations: www.jamesbeard.org or 212-675-4984. 

Genealogy 

Seminar at Molloy College – The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College will offer a directed research seminar in Ancient Irish Genealogy from 7-9PM on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks from June 3 to July 22, 2014. To register contact Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 or cmuscente@molloy.eduFundraisers 

Fundraiser/Benefit

The Celtic Cruise – Celtic Charity Inc & AOH Div. 7 present The Celtic Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York to benefit the Emerald Isle Immigration Center on Wednesday, June 4. Featuring live music by Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers, The Shay Mac Band. Hot and Cold Buffet Dinner, Full open bar. Board at Chelsea Piers Pier 62, West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. For more info visit www.celticcharity.com or call 212-717-9955. 

A Salute to Patriots – Sponsored by the Yonkers Historical Society and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Getty Square. In remembrance of the 15 Patriots buried in Yonkers who fought in the American Revolution. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. John’s-Oakland Cemetery, 2 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY. Refreshments served. For more information call (914) 963-3033. 

Penny Social in Yonkers – A Father’s Day “Penny Social” will be held on June 1 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Hudson St., Yonkers, NY. Featuring penny prizes, sweepstakes items, money tree and 50/50 cash split. Free adm. Sunday, June 1, 12pm-4pm. Refreshments all afternoon. Further information at (914) 963-3033. 

Gathering 

A Gathering of Drinans – A Gathering of those descended from the Drinans who emigrated from Co. Cork from 1800 onwards will be held on August 10 at the Tracton Arts and Community Centre, South County Cork. A genealogical, historical and social event organized by Professor John Drinan, New South Wales. Contact:  jnadrinan@gmail.com or call Eileen McGough at 011 353 21 4770676 for further information. 

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. 

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 

Music/ Concert 

Celtic Woman – The Emerald Tour live in concert on May 21 at 8pm at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets: Ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000; June 5 & 6 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets, www.Countbasietheatre.org or call 732-842-9000. See www.celticwoman.com 

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 

Dance/Dinner Dances 

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. Dinner & Program, Live Music & Open Bar. Entertainment. Tickets $90 per person. Further information go to kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com            `

Ceili/Seisiun

Mineola Ceili – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a ceili on Saturday, May 24 at 8pm, featuring The Pete Kelly Band. Adm. $15. Further information at (516) 746-9392. 

New Jersey Ceili – The Irish American Association of NW Jersey will hold a ceili on Sunday, May 25 in the hall at 352 Richard Mine Road, Rockaway, NJ. Music by The Pride of Moyvane. Further information from Ajhack1@aol.com or 973-853-7047. 

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

Language/Music 

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

Irish Arts Center Spring Season –The Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season 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 

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 

Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival – The 2nd Annual Irish Festival will be held Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 11AM to 8PM, at St. Camillus Church, located at Beach 100th Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, NY. Featuring Black 47, Girsa, The Canny Brothers, Celtic Justice, Narrowbacks, McLean Avenue Band, Shilelagh Law, Cunningham Brothers, Jameson’s Revenge, U2 Unforgettable Fire Band. Unlimited children’s rides, free face painting. Tickets sold at gate. No coolers or beach chairs. See www.IrishFest21.com 

East Durham Irish Festival 2014 – The 37th Annual Irish Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25 featuring the best in Irish music including Shilelagh Law, Hermitage Green, the Narrowbacks, the Band of Rogues, Andy Cooney Band, Deirdre Reilly (Nashville country star), Hair of the Dog, McLean Ave. Band, Broken Banjo Strings and lots more.  Tickets now on sale at www.eastduhamirishfestival.com The 20th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19, 2014. Go to www.catskillsirishartsweek.com for more information. The 26th Annual East Durham Irish Feis will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Go to www.mjqirishcentre.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. 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 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. 

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. 

Portugal vs Ireland on Tuesday, June 10, 7:45PM at MetLife Stadium. www.Ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000 or Tucha Gift Shop 973-589-3681 www.metlifestadium.com

 

National Events – May 21, 2014

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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

An Irish Music Festival will be held on August 21 at South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. Featuring Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock. Further information, please call 781-383-9850.

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

Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest 2014 will be held Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24, 25, 26 at 147th St. & Ridgeland Ave. Oak Forest.  An indoor/outdoor festival with world-class Irish music, culture and fun. Featuring Ronan Tynan, Makem & Spain Brothers, Gothard Sisters, M.R. Rush, Nathan Carter, Chicago Reel, The Larkin & Moran Brothers, Bernie Glim & Country Roads, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, The Elders, Fintan Stanley, Infinity, Screaming Orphans, Sharon & Pat Burke, Paddy Homan & Friends, Open the Door for Three. Also Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, The Irish Music Club of Chicago and lots more. For further information visit www.ChicagoGaelicParkIrishFest.org  or call (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

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

Auditions for Irish Christmas Revels. Men and women (18 and over) are invited to the adult auditions for the 32nd annual Christmas Revels, a festive, fully-staged musical and theatrical production to be held December 6-14 at GW Lisner Auditorium. For more information about the audition please visit http://revelsdc.org/auditions.html

Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays 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, (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

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.

Rhode Island

Newport Celtic Rock Festival will be held Saturday, August 23 at Newport Yachting Center. Headlining the 10-hours of music will be Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock and the Fighting Jamesons. See www.dodgeadv.com or call (401) 273-7310.

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 May 14

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New York-New Belfast Conference – The Fifth Annual New York-New Belfast Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, May 29-30, 2014, at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC. Honoring Irish American of the Year Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The Ireland-US Top 50 Companies Business Luncheon 2014 will be on Friday, May 30 at 12:30pm at Fordham University (12th floor lounge, Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street) .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 

Sea Marks at Irish Rep – Sea Marks, an Irish Love Story by Gardner McKay, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is now playing through June 15 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street (betw. 6th 7th Aves.), NYC. See www.IrishRep.org  or call (212) 727-2737. 

Irish Rep Gala Performance – The Irish Repertory Theatre 2014 Gala Performance on Broadway for One Night Only, Monday, June 9 featuring The Spectacular Songs of Lerner & Loewe. Introduced by Joel Grey and performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. See www.IrishRep.org  or call 212-727-2737. 

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, through May 18, at Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY. Book online or call 866-811-4111. 

Origin Theatre at NYU – On Monday, May 19 and 26, the Origin theatre company returns to Glucksman Ireland House at NYU for the tenth annual reading series with four works by contemporary European playwrights. See website for full lineup: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu   

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 

Lectures/Talks/Discussions/Readings 

Johanna Lane launches Black Lake – The U.S. launch of new book Black Lake by Johanna Lane will take place on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St., NYC. Moderated by Brookyn-based Irish writer Kevin Holohan. Tickets online or call 866-811-4111. 

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 Saturday, 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. 

Fundraisers 

The Celtic Cruise – Celtic Charity Inc & AOH Div. 7 present The Celtic Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York to benefit the Emerald Isle Immigration Center on Wednesday, June 4. Featuring live music by Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers, The Shay Mac Band. Hot and Cold Buffet Dinner, Full open bar. Board at Chelsea Piers Pier 62, West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. For more info visit www.celticcharity.com  or call 212-717-9955. 

Special Events 

Frank Durkan Memorial Scholarship – Dr. Brian and Mrs Marianna O’Dwyer welcome the President of Dublin City University, Professor Brian MacCraith and Miss Ciara Keenan, recipient of the 2013/14 Frank Durkan Memorial Scholarship at a reception to celebrate the Frank Durkan Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund on Thursday, May 15, 6PM-8PM at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 Seventh Avenue, NYC. RSVP Rosa Fallon rfallon@odblaw.com 

Gathering 

A Gathering of Drinans – A Gathering of those descended from the Drinans who emigrated from Co. Cork from 1800 onwards will be held on August 10 at the Tracton Arts and Community Centre, South County Cork. A genealogical, historical and social event organized by Professor John Drinan, New South Wales. Contact:  jnadrinan@gmail.com  or call Eileen McGough at 011 353 21 4770676 for further information. 

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. 

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 

Music/ Concert 

Celtic Woman – The Emerald Tour live in concert on May 21 at 8pm at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets: Ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000; June 5-6, 8PM at The Count Basie Theatre. Tickets; www.Countbasietheatre.org  or call 732-842-9000. See www.celticwoman.com 

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 

Dance/Dinner Dances 

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. Open Bar, Dinner & Program, Live Music & Entertainment. Tickets $90 per person. Further information go to kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com   

New York ‘Mary From Dungloe’ Gala Dance – The New York ‘Mary from Dungloe’ Irish Gala Dance will be held on Saturday, May 17 at St. Joseph’s School Auditorium, 28-46 44th St., Astoria, Queens, NY. Contact (347- 596-6104 cell) or 718-361-1847.          

Ceili/Seisiun

Mineola Ceili – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a ceili on Saturday, May 24 at 8pm, featuring The Pete Kelly Band. Adm. $15. Further information at (516) 746-9392. 

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 

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

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 

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 

Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival – The 2nd Annual Irish Festival will be held Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 11AM to 8PM, at St. Camillus Church, located at Beach 100th Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, NY. Featuring Black 47, Girsa, The Canny Brothers, Celtic Justice, Narrow Backs, McLean Avenue Band, Shilelagh Law, Cunningham Brothers, Jameson’s Revenge, U2 Unforgettable Fire Band. Unlimited children’s rides, free face painting. Tickets sold at gate. No coolers or beach chairs. See www.IrishFest21.com 

Irish Festival in Spring Lake will be held Saturday, May 17, 12PM – 4PM along Third Ave. & Morris Ave. Featuring performances by The Willie Lynch Band, Seamus Kelleher, Patricia Murphy School of Irish Dance, Irish Soda Bread Contest, Gaelic Name Tags and lots more. Details at 732-449-6650. 

East Durham Irish Festival 2014 – The 37th Annual Irish Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25 featuring the best in Irish music including Shilelagh Law, Hermitage Green, the Narrowbacks, the Band of Rogues, Andy Cooney Band, Deirdre Reilly (Nashville country star), Hair of the Dog, McLean Ave. Band, Broken Banjo Strings and lots more.  Tickets now on sale at www.eastduhamirishfestival.com The 20th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19, 2014. Go to www.catskillsirishartsweek.com  for more information. The 26th Annual East Durham Irish Feis will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Go to www.mjqirishcentre.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. 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 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. 

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 

Portugal vs Ireland on Tuesday, June 10, 7:45PM at MetLife Stadium. Ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000 or Tucha Gift Shop 973-589-3681 www.metlifestadium.com

National Events – May 14

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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

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

Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest 2014 will be held Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24, 25, 26 at 147th St. & Ridgeland Ave. Oak Forest.  An indoor/outdoor festival with world-class Irish music, culture and fun. Featuring Ronan Tynan, Makem & Spain Brothers, Gothard Sisters, M.R. Rush, Nathan Carter, Chicago Reel, The Larkin & Moran Brothers, Bernie Glim & Country Roads, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, The Elders, Fintan Stanley, Infinity, Screaming Orphans, Sharon & Pat Burke, Paddy Homan & Friends, Open the Door for Three. Also Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, The Irish Music Club of Chicago and lots more. For further information visit www.ChicagoGaelicParkIrishFest.org  or call (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

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 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 (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

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.

Rhode Island

Newport Celtic Rock Festival will be held Saturday, August 23 at Newport Yachting Center. Headlining the 10-hours of music will be Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock and the Fighting Jamesons. See www.dodgeadv.com  or call (401) 273-7310.

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

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