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National Events Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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

Arizona 

Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret – Andy Cooney brings his annual Irish Cabaret to the following locations: Thursday, March 13, 7pm, Central Arizona College Pence Center, Coolidge. Call (520) 477-7469; Sunday, March 16, 2pm, Historic Yuma Theatre, Yuma. Call (928) 373-5202; March 17, 7pm, The Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix. Call (602) 258-0109 and Tuesday, March 18, 7pm, Mount View Rec Center, Sun City. Call (623) 933-3698. 

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

California 

Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret – On Friday, March 14, at 7:30pm, Andy Cooney brings his Irish Cabaret to United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco.  Featuring Andy, Noel Ginnity, Darrah Carr Dance, The Guinness Irish Band and Bugs Moran. Details (415) 860-1854. 

America’s Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will appear in concert on March 15 with Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach, CA. Details at (213) 365-3500.

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 

Cooney’s Irish Cabaret starring Andy, Noel Ginnity, Darrah Carr Dance and the Guinness Irish Band with musical director Bugs Moran will perform on March 6, at 1:00pm, at Ruth Eckert Hall, 1111 McMullen Both Rd., Clearwater. For tickets call 727-791-7400. On March 7, at 6pm and 8:30pm, they will appear at Savannah Center, Villages. Call l(352) 753-3229. On Saturday, March 8, at 2pm, they will be at Curtis Peterson Auditorium, Lecanto. Call (352) 860-1292 and on Sunday, March 9 at 3pm, at Flager Auditorium, Palm Coast. Call (386) 437-7547. On Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00pm, the cabaret will be at Church of Our Savior, Cocoa Beach. Call (321) 783-7866. 

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

Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan will perform in concert on March 16 at Ocean Reef Cultural Center (Irish Tenors show) Key Largo. Details 305-367-6300. On March 17, he will appear at The Capitol Theatre (Irish Tenors show), Clearwater. Details at 727-791-7400 and on March 19 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Irish Tenors show) Sarasota. Details at 800-826-9303

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia 

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

Louisiana 

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

Maryland 

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

Michigan 

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

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

Missouri

A St. Patrick’s Celebration will be held on March 16 at the Shrine of St. Patrick in Kahoka. Featuring a 5K Race and Walk beginning at the Shrine Hall basement at 10am. If you register by March 5 for the March 16 race you will be guaranteed a T-Shirt the day of race. Registration and liability waiver forms can be obtained at St. Michael Rectory, 622 W. Exchange, Kahoka, 660-727-3472 or St . Joseph Rectory, 812 Lewis St., Canton, 573-288-3198. Roger Watson and Sons will begin playing Irish and American tunes at 9:30am. A delicious Roast Beef and Ham Dinner will be served from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm in the church basement. Raffle tickets and 50/50 drawing will take place. For further information contact 660-727-3472. Visit www.saintpatrickshrine.com

New England 

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

New York State

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

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

Ohio 

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

Pennsylvania 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Molly Maguire’s – A weekend-long celebration starting on March 14 thru March 17, with Bapipers, Irish Dancers, musical acts and more will be held at all 3 locations of Molly Maguire’s in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area i.e. Phoenixville, Lansdale and Downington. See www.mollymaguirespubs.com

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

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

Rhode Island 

Film Feis 2014 – Recent Irish short films including ‘The Shore’ (2011) and others. RI Int’l Film Fest and Irish Ceili Club of RI collaboration, March 7 at 7pm at 50 America St., Cranston. Details at (401) 944-3233.

The 16th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held on Monday, March 17 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston. Continuous Irish music from 2-10pm, featuring John Connors & The Irish Express, the Deirdre Goulding School of Irish Step Dancers, The Garda Band and more. General admission $10 (children under 12 free). All proceeds will benefit St. Michael’s Social Ministries for the Poor, St. Michael’s Church, Providence. Details at (401) 781-7210.

Tennessee 

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

The Carolinas 

Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret – On Monday, March 10 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm, Andy Cooney will present his Irish Cabaret at Magnolia Hall, Bluffton. Details at 843-705-4024 and on Tuesday, March 11 at 3:00 and 8:00pm, at Newberry Opera House, Newberry. Details at 803-276-9993. The concert will feature Andy, Noel Ginnity, Darrah Carr Dance, Bugs Moran and The Guinness Irish Band. For more information on concerts visit www.andycooney.com

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

Texas

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

Virginia 

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

West Virginia 

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

Washington DC 

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

2014 Irish American Small Business Event

POSTED ON March 6th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

The Irish American Small Business, 2014

Cocktail Reception at The Three Monkeys, 236 West 54th Street, (54th St & Broadway). 

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 6pm – 9pm

TO NOMINATE CLICK HERE

The Irish American Small Business will honor the entrepreneurs and business leaders who form the backbone of the American economy; the doers and rick-takers who have ensured that, where business are being built and wealth created, there you will find the Irish.

Our nominees will be companies or individuals who have displayed entrepreneurial excellence and traditional Irish-American determination to make their businesses succeed.

We want to recognize start-ups and mom-and-pop operations as well as those fast-growing companies driving the economy forward. They may be relative newcomers or established icons, retail or wholesale, global or local, web or bricks-and-mortar. What they will all have in common is a belief that the customer comes first and a pride in their Irish heritage.

For advertising or sponsorship opportunities contact Mairéad Tully 212-482-4818 Ext. 113 or e-mail mtully@irishecho.com

For details of how to advertise in our commemorative supplement, click here

  

Tri-State Event Listings Feb. 5-11, 2014

POSTED ON February 5th  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

Irish Top 40 Under 40 – The Irish Echo will host its Irish Top 40 Under 40 on Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30pm, at Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 Seventh Avenue, New York. Nominations now open. See www.irishecho.com

 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is now open 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

 

Irish Writers in America – A new 13-part series from CUNY TV, up-close and intimate interviews with 23 contemporary Irish and Irish-American authors of fiction, memoir, journalism, poetry, humor and drama. Episodes will be broadcast Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2 Kevin Barry – Mary Beth Keane; Feb. 7, 8, 9 John Patrick Shanley – Kenneth Lonergan and Feb. 14, 15, 16 Jimmy Breslin. See www.cuny.tv

 

Mass and Spiritual Events

 

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

 

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on the following Sundays: February 23, March 16 and April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

 

Children’s Programs

 

Children’s Art Competition – The Consulate General of Ireland New York has once again launched its St. Patrick’s Day – Lá Fhéile Pádraig – Children’s Art  Competition, a celebration of art and culture, which is open to all children between 6-16 years of age. Competition closes Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. See www.consulateofirelandnewyork.org for further details.

 

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

 

Information Sought

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Lectures/Meetings

 

Fairfield GAC Lecture – On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2-4pm, CJ May will present “Love and Death in Ancient Ireland – Hard Facts and Fabulous Fiction of Romance and Battle in the Warrior Culture of Pre-Christian Ireland” at the Fairfield County Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. Registration is $5 per person: online at: marroyo@optonline.net and mail check payable to Feile Inc. to: Mary Adams-Arroyo, 221 McGrath Court, Stratford, CT 06615. (203) 377-2346.

 

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 AM, at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY, the Irish Family History forum will present Dorothy Dougherty, Public Programs Director at National Archives at NYC, who will discuss the many resources available at NARA for genealogists and family historians. At 10 AM, genealogist Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. Free admission and open to the public. See www.ifhf.org or call 631-673-9114

 

Book Launch

 

Lara O’Brien will debut her children’s novel, Chesca and the Spirit of Grace, at an author signing, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 6-8pm at St. James Gate , 441Amsterdam Ave. at W. 81st St., NYC. See www.amazon.com/Chesca-Spirit-Grace-Lara-OBrien/dp/0989675203

 

Fundraiser/Benefit

 

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Div. 2, Babylon, annual fundraiser to benefit eight local Outreach Programs will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 8pm – midnight at AOH Hall, 27 Locust Ave., Babylon, NY. Tickets $30 per person (reservations a must) includes full open bar and snacks, 50/50 raffle. For tickets please call Colette at (631) 277-0759 or Adele (631) 587-9782.

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

Coleman-O’Grady Ceili – Ceol na gCroi will play for the Coleman-O’Grady ceili on Friday, Feb. 7 in the Kerry Hall. There will not be a session before the ceili this month by junior members of Comhaltas. Information: kgalla2136@gmail.com  or 718-822-2791.

 

 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties

 

United Irish Counties Annual Celebration – The United Irish Counties Association will hold their Annual Dinner Dance on Friday, January 31 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY. Honorees:  Gael of the Year, Richard T. Fitzsimmons, Business Manager, LiUNA, Local Union 147. Rose Cosgrove Distinguished Service Award, James J. Mulvihill, Treasurer, AOH New York County Board. Cocktails at 7:30pm followed by dinner and dancing with music by Rumor Has It. Adm. $85 per person. Resv. Please call (718) 672-5347 or (917) 751-3484. See www.UICANY.org

 

Valentine’s Dance in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm, at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Dermot Hagerty and Guests. Adm $15. Call (516) 746-9392.

 

Grand Marshal Dinner Dance in Mineola – Reservations are now being accepted for the Grand Marshal Dinner Dance to be held on February 23, honoring Grand Marshal, Sean Treanor. Full dinner, open bar 5-10pm. Music by The McLean Avenue Band. Tickets $60. Call (516) 746-9392. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 2.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Events

 

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade Installation Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 8pm to midnight at St. Patrick’s Auditorium, 4th Avenue/97th St. Brooklyn. Dance music by Frank Keegan’s Band with Mary G.  Parade Grand Marshal: Fr. James Cunningham, Pastor, Holy Name Church, Windsor Terrace. Adm. $35 includes refreshments. Further details at (718) 499-9482.

 

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

 

Northern Westchester Putnam Installation – John J. Callaghan will be installed as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6pm, at Centennial Golf Course, 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel, NY.  Tickets $35. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle.  The St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM beginning at Rte 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. See www.SaintPatricksDayParade.Net

 

Sleepy Hollow Grand Marshal – Paul Clarke of Sleepy Hollow, NY will be the Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to take place on Sunday, March 16. This year’s parade will be dedicated to the United Irish Counties. The installation of the Grand Marshal and Aides will be on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm at the Westchester Manor, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. On March 16, at 10:00am, Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Transfiguration, South Broadway, Tarrytown. Parade begins promptly at 1:30pm at Main Street in Tarrytown. Further information please call 914-693-0192 or 914-631-4306.

 

Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces that John Sheridan, Monroe Township will be the 2014 Grand Marshal and Mary Keaney, Brick Township the Deputy Grand Marshal.  The Investiture Mass & Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 1 at St. Rose Church, Belmar at 10am followed by lunch at Mike Doolan’s. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 2 a 12:30pm on Main St., Lake Como & Belmar. Details at 732-449-6650.

 

Bergen Irish Assoc. Golden Anniversary -  The Bergen Irish Association will celebrate its Golden  Anniversary Celebration and Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Sunday, March 2, 4pm, at the Colonial Inn, 545 Tappan Road, Norwood, NJ.  Further details at (201) 638-2463.

 

Milford St. Patrick’s Parade – The Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 will be held on March 15.

 

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

 

Music/Concert

 

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

 

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

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

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

 

Language/Music/Dance

 

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

 

Gaeltacht Weekend – Daltai na Gaeilge will hold a Gaeltacht Weekend, Immersion Course in the Irish Language, on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014  at Marist Brothers Retreat Center, 1455 Broadway, Rte 9, Esopus, NY. See www.daltai.com

 

Irish Studies Institute -  Molloy College has expanded its certificate program in Irish Language & Gaelic Culture. The program will launch on St. Brigid’s Day, February 1, from 9:30am – 3pm with an open house Feast of Gaelic Culture providing free how-to workshops and performances of traditional Irish Gaelic arts (piping, bodhran, tin whistle, dance, poetry, storytelling, ancient and modern genealogy and more) in Molloy’s Wilbur Arts Building on the north side of its campus in Rockville Centre, Long Island. The term will then continue through May 10. Tel. Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 or cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

Irish Language Literature: An Nuafhiliocht (Modern Irish Language Poetry) Winter 2014 with Caoimhe Nic Gillarnaith, Wednesday, January 29 at 8:30pm, at 500 West 52nd St., 4th floor (not at Irish Arts Center) near corner of 10th Ave. and 52nd St. See https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9859399

 

CUNY Irish Language Symposium – CUNY Lehman College biennial Irish Language Symposium will be held February 20-22 at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., NYC. For further details see www.lehmangaeilge.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Open House at NYU – On Friday, January 31, 2014, 5-7pm, NYU is hosting an open house information session on MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. Scholarships are available for students in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish-American Studies, Digital Scholarship. Visit webpages for more information: http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/graduate

 

Cruises/Travel

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

 

Joanie Madden’s Folk ‘N Irish Cruise from Miami to Ocho Rios, Costa Maya & Cozumel, will take place Feb. 2-9, 2014. A 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic, voted Cruise Ship of the Year. Featuring Joanie and Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Makem & Spain Brothers, Matt Molloy, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Gabriel Donohue, Donny Golden, Dermot Hegarty & Frank McKenna, Fr. Charlie Coen Concerts and many more entertainers.  Also Set Dancing and Ceili Dancing, Sing-A-Longs, Waltzing, Late Night Jam Sessions, Lectures & Craic. For booking and further information see www.joaniemaddencruise.com or call 1-855-IRISH-CR.

 

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

 

Radio

 

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

 

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

 

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie.

On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Services

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

National Event Listings Feb. 5-11, 2014

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Arizona

 

Irish Currach Team – The Irish Currach Team of Phoenix is now being formed. Those interested in being part of this project please contact: Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation: Phone 623-572-5828 or email: paulahern@qwest.net

 

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

 

“Ireland on Parade 2014” On Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at Marblehead H.S. Traditional Irish Music and Dance Extravaganza starring Patricia Brady and featuring The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums; Sally Sommers Smith & The Irish Fiddlers; The O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance and The New England Tenors. $15 Adults; $10 Students & Seniors. At Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA. Details at 973-761-0041.

 

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

 

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

 

Michigan

 

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

 

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

 

New England

 

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

 

New York State

 

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

 

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

 

The Carolinas

 

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

 

Texas

 

The Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio will hold their Irish Heritage Day from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Leon Valley Community Center, 6427 Evers Road, San Antonio. All things Irish will be on display. The celebration will include San Antonio Comhaltas Musicians playing ceili music, crafts, story telling, St. Bridget’s Cross-making, Irish Brown Bread, good food, children’s corner, story-telling, Belleek Parian China, jewelry and many more activities. See Helena@helenaryan.com

 

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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Irish Top 40 Under 40 – The Irish Echo will host its Irish Top 40 Under 40 on Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30pm, at Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 Seventh Avenue, New York. Nominations now open. See www.irishecho.com

 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is now open 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

 

Irish Writers in America – A new 13-part series from CUNY TV, up-close and intimate interviews with 23 contemporary Irish and Irish-American authors of fiction, memoir, journalism, poetry, humor and drama. Episodes will be broadcast Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2 Kevin Barry – Mary Beth Keane; Feb. 7, 8, 9 John Patrick Shanley – Kenneth Lonergan and Feb. 14, 15, 16 Jimmy Breslin. See www.cuny.tv

 

Mass and Spiritual Events

 

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

 

Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on the following Sundays: February 23, March 16 and April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.

 

Children’s Programs

 

Children’s Art Competition – The Consulate General of Ireland New York has once again launched its St. Patrick’s Day – Lá Fhéile Pádraig – Children’s Art  Competition, a celebration of art and culture, which is open to all children between 6-16 years of age. Competition closes Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. See www.consulateofirelandnewyork.org for further details.

 

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

 

Information Sought

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Lectures/Meetings

 

Fairfield GAC Lecture – On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2-4pm, CJ May will present “Love and Death in Ancient Ireland – Hard Facts and Fabulous Fiction of Romance and Battle in the Warrior Culture of Pre-Christian Ireland” at the Fairfield County Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. Registration is $5 per person: online at: marroyo@optonline.net and mail check payable to Feile Inc. to: Mary Adams-Arroyo, 221 McGrath Court, Stratford, CT 06615. (203) 377-2346.

 

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 AM, at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY, the Irish Family History forum will present Dorothy Dougherty, Public Programs Director at National Archives at NYC, who will discuss the many resources available at NARA for genealogists and family historians. At 10 AM, genealogist Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. Free admission and open to the public. See www.ifhf.org or call 631-673-9114

 

Book Launch

 

Lara O’Brien will debut her children’s novel, Chesca and the Spirit of Grace, at an author signing, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 6-8pm at St. James Gate , 441Amsterdam Ave. at W. 81st St., NYC. See www.amazon.com/Chesca-Spirit-Grace-Lara-OBrien/dp/0989675203

 

Fundraiser/Benefit

 

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Div. 2, Babylon, annual fundraiser to benefit eight local Outreach Programs will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 8pm – midnight at AOH Hall, 27 Locust Ave., Babylon, NY. Tickets $30 per person (reservations a must) includes full open bar and snacks, 50/50 raffle. For tickets please call Colette at (631) 277-0759 or Adele (631) 587-9782.

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

Coleman-O’Grady Ceili – Ceol na gCroi will play for the Coleman-O’Grady ceili on Friday, Feb. 7 in the Kerry Hall. There will not be a session before the ceili this month by junior members of Comhaltas. Information: kgalla2136@gmail.com  or 718-822-2791.

 

 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties

 

United Irish Counties Annual Celebration – The United Irish Counties Association will hold their Annual Dinner Dance on Friday, January 31 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY. Honorees:  Gael of the Year, Richard T. Fitzsimmons, Business Manager, LiUNA, Local Union 147. Rose Cosgrove Distinguished Service Award, James J. Mulvihill, Treasurer, AOH New York County Board. Cocktails at 7:30pm followed by dinner and dancing with music by Rumor Has It. Adm. $85 per person. Resv. Please call (718) 672-5347 or (917) 751-3484. See www.UICANY.org

 

Valentine’s Dance in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm, at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Dermot Hagerty and Guests. Adm $15. Call (516) 746-9392.

 

Grand Marshal Dinner Dance in Mineola – Reservations are now being accepted for the Grand Marshal Dinner Dance to be held on February 23, honoring Grand Marshal, Sean Treanor. Full dinner, open bar 5-10pm. Music by The McLean Avenue Band. Tickets $60. Call (516) 746-9392. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 2.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Events

 

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade Installation Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 8pm to midnight at St. Patrick’s Auditorium, 4th Avenue/97th St. Brooklyn. Dance music by Frank Keegan’s Band with Mary G.  Parade Grand Marshal: Fr. James Cunningham, Pastor, Holy Name Church, Windsor Terrace. Adm. $35 includes refreshments. Further details at (718) 499-9482.

 

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

 

Northern Westchester Putnam Installation – John J. Callaghan will be installed as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6pm, at Centennial Golf Course, 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel, NY.  Tickets $35. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle.  The St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM beginning at Rte 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. See www.SaintPatricksDayParade.Net

 

Sleepy Hollow Grand Marshal – Paul Clarke of Sleepy Hollow, NY will be the Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to take place on Sunday, March 16. This year’s parade will be dedicated to the United Irish Counties. The installation of the Grand Marshal and Aides will be on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm at the Westchester Manor, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. On March 16, at 10:00am, Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Transfiguration, South Broadway, Tarrytown. Parade begins promptly at 1:30pm at Main Street in Tarrytown. Further information please call 914-693-0192 or 914-631-4306.

 

Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces that John Sheridan, Monroe Township will be the 2014 Grand Marshal and Mary Keaney, Brick Township the Deputy Grand Marshal.  The Investiture Mass & Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 1 at St. Rose Church, Belmar at 10am followed by lunch at Mike Doolan’s. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 2 a 12:30pm on Main St., Lake Como & Belmar. Details at 732-449-6650.

 

Bergen Irish Assoc. Golden Anniversary -  The Bergen Irish Association will celebrate its Golden  Anniversary Celebration and Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Sunday, March 2, 4pm, at the Colonial Inn, 545 Tappan Road, Norwood, NJ.  Further details at (201) 638-2463.

 

Milford St. Patrick’s Parade – The Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 will be held on March 15.

 

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

 

Music/Concert

 

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

 

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

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

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

 

Language/Music/Dance

 

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

 

Gaeltacht Weekend – Daltai na Gaeilge will hold a Gaeltacht Weekend, Immersion Course in the Irish Language, on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014  at Marist Brothers Retreat Center, 1455 Broadway, Rte 9, Esopus, NY. See www.daltai.com

 

Irish Studies Institute -  Molloy College has expanded its certificate program in Irish Language & Gaelic Culture. The program will launch on St. Brigid’s Day, February 1, from 9:30am – 3pm with an open house Feast of Gaelic Culture providing free how-to workshops and performances of traditional Irish Gaelic arts (piping, bodhran, tin whistle, dance, poetry, storytelling, ancient and modern genealogy and more) in Molloy’s Wilbur Arts Building on the north side of its campus in Rockville Centre, Long Island. The term will then continue through May 10. Tel. Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 or cmuscente@molloy.edu

 

Irish Language Literature: An Nuafhiliocht (Modern Irish Language Poetry) Winter 2014 with Caoimhe Nic Gillarnaith, Wednesday, January 29 at 8:30pm, at 500 West 52nd St., 4th floor (not at Irish Arts Center) near corner of 10th Ave. and 52nd St. See https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9859399

 

CUNY Irish Language Symposium – CUNY Lehman College biennial Irish Language Symposium will be held February 20-22 at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., NYC. For further details see www.lehmangaeilge.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Open House at NYU – On Friday, January 31, 2014, 5-7pm, NYU is hosting an open house information session on MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. Scholarships are available for students in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish-American Studies, Digital Scholarship. Visit webpages for more information: http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/graduate

 

Cruises/Travel

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

 

Joanie Madden’s Folk ‘N Irish Cruise from Miami to Ocho Rios, Costa Maya & Cozumel, will take place Feb. 2-9, 2014. A 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic, voted Cruise Ship of the Year. Featuring Joanie and Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Makem & Spain Brothers, Matt Molloy, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Gabriel Donohue, Donny Golden, Dermot Hegarty & Frank McKenna, Fr. Charlie Coen Concerts and many more entertainers.  Also Set Dancing and Ceili Dancing, Sing-A-Longs, Waltzing, Late Night Jam Sessions, Lectures & Craic. For booking and further information see www.joaniemaddencruise.com or call 1-855-IRISH-CR.

 

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

 

Radio

 

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

 

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

 

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie.

On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Services

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Arizona

 

Irish Currach Team – The Irish Currach Team of Phoenix is now being formed. Those interested in being part of this project please contact: Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation: Phone 623-572-5828 or email: paulahern@qwest.net

 

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

 

“Ireland on Parade 2014” On Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at Marblehead H.S. Traditional Irish Music and Dance Extravaganza starring Patricia Brady and featuring The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums; Sally Sommers Smith & The Irish Fiddlers; The O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance and The New England Tenors. $15 Adults; $10 Students & Seniors. At Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA. Details at 973-761-0041.

 

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

 

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

 

Michigan

 

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

 

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

 

New England

 

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

 

New York State

 

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

 

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

 

The Carolinas

 

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

 

Texas

 

The Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio will hold their Irish Heritage Day from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Leon Valley Community Center, 6427 Evers Road, San Antonio. All things Irish will be on display. The celebration will include San Antonio Comhaltas Musicians playing ceili music, crafts, story telling, St. Bridget’s Cross-making, Irish Brown Bread, good food, children’s corner, story-telling, Belleek Parian China, jewelry and many more activities. See Helena@helenaryan.com

 

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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Arizona

 

Irish Currach Team – The Irish Currach Team of Phoenix is now being formed. Those interested in being part of this project please contact: Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation: Phone 623-572-5828 or email: paulahern@qwest.net

 

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

 

“Ireland on Parade 2014” On Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at Marblehead H.S. Traditional Irish Music and Dance Extravaganza starring Patricia Brady and featuring The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums; Sally Sommers Smith & The Irish Fiddlers; The O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance and The New England Tenors. $15 Adults; $10 Students & Seniors. At Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA. Details at 973-761-0041.

 

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 Irish-American Ceili Club will hold their New Year’s Ceili on Saturday, January 25, 7-11pm at the American Legion Hall, 211 North 21st Ave., Hollywood. Music by Sharon and Pat Burke. Adm. $10. Call 954-921-4325/754-281-7202 or Email Patrick at irish32@aol.com Next ceili on Feb. 22. Check website at www.irishamericanceiliclub.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Georgia

 

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

 

Louisiana

 

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

 

Maryland

 

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

 

Michigan

 

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

 

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

 

New England

 

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

 

New York State

 

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

 

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

 

The Carolinas

 

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

 

Texas

 

The Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio will hold their Irish Heritage Day from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Leon Valley Community Center, 6427 Evers Road, San Antonio. All things Irish will be on display. The celebration will include San Antonio Comhaltas Musicians playing ceili music, crafts, story telling, St. Bridget’s Cross-making, Irish Brown Bread, good food, children’s corner, story-telling, Belleek Parian China, jewelry and many more activities. See Helena@helenaryan.com

 

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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The Irish Echo office will be CLOSED from Tuesday, DECEMBER 24th at 2 pm

until Thursday January 2, 2104 at 9 am.

The next issue available is Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

the deadline for advertising is Monday, January 6th at 2 pm.

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR

TRI-STATE EVENT LISTINGS from December 24, 2013 to January 7, 2014

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Irish American Law and Order Leaders – The Irish Echo will host its 5th Annual Irish American Law and Order Leaders celebration on January 16th 2014, at the Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s 800 7th Avenue, NYC. See www.irishecho.com 

Irish Top 40 Under 40 – The Irish Echo will host its Irish Top 40 Under 40 on Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30pm at Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 Seventh Avenue, New York. Nominations now open. See www.irishecho.com 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is now open at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit www.ighm.org  or call (203) 582-8655. 

Theatre/Film/Literature 

I Want To Live by Patrick Feenan. One man’s story of fighting three cancers in 1994, 1996 and 2007 and coming out on top in Belfast, Ireland. Available on www.amazon.usa.com Both in paperback and on Kindle. 

Irish Writers in America – A new 13-part series from CUNY TV, up-close and intimate interviews with 23 contemporary Irish and Irish-American authors of fiction, memoir, journalism, poetry, humor and drama. Episodes will be broadcast Dec. 27, 28 and 29 Edna O’Brien – Mannix Flynn; Jan. 3, 4, 5 Billy Collins – Paul Muldoon; Jan. 10, 11, 12 Malachy McCourt – Joseph O’Neill; Jan. 17, 18, 19 Alice McDermott; Jan. 24, 25, 26 William Kennedy – Pete Hamill; Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2 Kevin Barry – Mary Beth Keane; Feb. 7, 8, 9 John Patrick Shanley – Kenneth Lonergan and Feb. 14, 15, 16 Jimmy Breslin. See www.cuny.tv 

Juno and the Paycock at Irish Rep – The Irish Repertory Theatre will present Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey, directed by Charlotte Moore, through January 26. The Irish Rep is located at 132 W. 22nd St., (betw. 6th and 7th Aves.) NYC. For further information see www.IrishRep.org or call (212) 727-2737. 

Mass and Spiritual Events 

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

Mass in Irish – On the third Sunday of every academic month a Mass in Irish will be celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. Further information please call (201) 761-6000. 

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. 

Benefits/Fundraisers 

Breezy Point Disaster Relief. The Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes & Drum are seeking donations, furniture and household items for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Necessities urgently needed include beds, couches, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils and crockery among other items. Further information available by calling Terrence Williams, Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes and Drum, 204-25 9th Ave., Breezy Point, NY 11697. Tel. (917) 744-2347. Donations accepted online at http://breezypipes.coffeecup.com 

Community Blood Drive – A Super Community Blood Drive hosted by the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee in partnership with NYBC will hold a Blood Drive on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 10:00am – 2:30pm at Knights of Columbus Cardinal Stritch Council, 349 Quentin Road, (betw. Dahill Rd. and McDonald Ave.), Brooklyn, NY. All presenting donors with NYBC between now and January 17, 2014 will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to the Super Bowl. To schedule an appt. please contact 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome. 

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 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties 

New Year’s Eve – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens is now accepting reservations for their New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31, 8pm – 1am. Music by Tommy Dunn and Jan Lynch. Tickets $75 per person. Call Center for more information (516) 746-9392. 

New Year’s Eve at Connolly’s – Celebrate New Year’s Eve, December 31, with Black 47 at Connolly’s, The Klub 45 Room, tickets now on sale, (212) 597-5126. Appearing on Feb. 1, Superbowl Eve, Shilelagh Law; March 8, 15 & 16 Wolfe Tones and March 18, The Druids, Kellys Men and Paddy Wagon. 

Ceili/Seisiun 

Christmas Gathering – The Mulligan-Quinn Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will have a Christmas Gathering on Dec. 29 starting at 5pm at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by branch musicians including James Keane, Sean Quinn, Dom Lavin, Niall Mulligan, Pete Kelly, Pat Murray and many more. For more information please call Pat (631) 698-3305 or (516) 742-3271. 

HOPE CEILI – A benefit for the HOPe Charity will be held on New Year’s Day from 5 -9pm, in the Kerry Hall, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. The Pride of Moyvane will play for the ceili and oldtime.  Sandwiches and desserts will be available at the break. A donation of $20 is requested. For further information contact Kathleen Gallagher at 718-288-2791 or Denis Keane 718-468-3622.

Music/Concert

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

Anthony Kearns Launches CD – Irish Tenors’ star Anthony Kearns, has launched his new CD “With a Song in My Heart.” The Co. Wexford native will also sing at 30 concerts across the country over the next six months.  For more details on his CD and concert schedule, go to www.anthonykearnstenor.com. 

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

Language/Music/Dance Classes

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

The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Institute’s fall program, including its Ancient Irish Genealogy seminar and its certificate program in Irish Language and Gaelic Culture is now in session. For details see www.irishribes.com/molloy.html or call Cathy Muscente at (516) 323-4710. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open House at NYU – On Friday, January 31, 5-7pm, NYU is hosting an open house information session on MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU.  Scholarships are available for students in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish-American Studies, Digital Scholarship. Visit webpages for more information: http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/graduate 

Cruises/Travel 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Miami, February 1-8, 2014 featuring Andy and his Band, Ronan Tynan, Paddy Noonan, John Whelan and The Cape May Ceili Band, Screaming Orphans, Dee Reilly and lots more. Two more new trips just announced – Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014.   Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net 

Joanie Madden’s Folk ‘N Irish Cruise from Miami to Ocho Rios, Costa Maya & Cozumel, will take place Feb. 2-9, 2014. A 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic, voted Cruise Ship of the Year. Featuring Joanie and Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Makem & Spain Brothers, Matt Molloy, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Gabriel Donohue, Donny Golden, Dermot Hegarty & Frank McKenna, Fr. Charlie Coen Concerts and many more entertainers.  Also Set Dancing and Ceili Dancing, Sing-A-Longs, Waltzing, Late Night Jam Sessions, Lectures & Craic. For booking and further information see www.joaniemaddencruise.com or call 1-855-IRISH-CR. 

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

Radio 

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

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

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie.

On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Services 

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

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

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

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

Sports-related Events 

Clare Supporters Club of New York will honor All Ireland Hurling Champions. The team, manager and Liam McCarthy Cup will be present on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Ave., Bronx, NY. Cocktail Hour 8-9pm. Dinner and dancing 9-1am. Music by Tommy Flynn and the New York Showband. Adm. $100 per person.  Resv. (914) 393-5392; (718) 644-6083, (347) 579-9388; (917) 559-4019. Email: clarehurlingchampionsny@yahoo.com. Mailing address: Clare Supporters Club of New York, 811 McLean Ave., Suite 2B, Yonkers, NY 10704.

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