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National Event Listings for week starting January 22, 2014

POSTED ON January 22nd  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

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

IRISH ECHO CHRISTMAS CLOSING

POSTED ON December 24th  - POSTED IN News, News & Views

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

POSTED ON December 24th  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

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.

NATIONAL EVENT LISTINGS December 24, 2013 – January 7, 2014

POSTED ON December 24th  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

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 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

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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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
We are seeking a unique look for the cover of our 2014 St. Patrick’s Day edition (one in keeping with our special day). If you are an artist/graphic designer or one who likes to draw, we would like to hear from you. The dimensions of our full page are 10 inches wide by 11 inches in length. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2014.
Email your artwork to contest@irishecho.com

(We are looking for an image, it can be a drawing, a painting, a photograph or you can design it. we are open to all suggestions, the only thing we ask that it is about St. Patrick or St. Patrick’s Day.)

TRI-STATE EVENT LISTINGS (DEC 4-10, 2013)

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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. Nominations now open. 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.co. 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. 6,7, and 8 Dennis Lehane – John Banville; Dec. 13, 14, 15 Roddy Doyle – Enda Walsh; Dec. 20, 21, 22 Anne Enright and Dec. 27, 28 and 29 Edna O’Brien – Mannix Flynn. Jan. & Feb. 2014 dates to follow. 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 December 29. 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. 

St. Anthony’s Relics – On the occasion of the 750th Anniversary of the Discovery of Saint Anthony’s Relics by Saint Bonaventure, a precious relic from his Basilica in Padua will be venerated on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Most Precious Blood Church, 70 Bay 47th St., Brooklyn at 4:00 pm and Vigil Mass at 5pm;  Sunday, Dec. 8 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 155 Sullivan St. (SOHO), Manhattan,  Mass at 11:00 am.  On Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9 and 10, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Ave. at 50th St., Midtown Manhattan. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine St., West Village (near 6th Ave. ad Bleecker St.), Manhattan, Veneration at 5pm. Mass at 6:30pm, and Thursday, Dec. 12, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 110-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY, Mass at 12:05pm and at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 5411 Amboy Road, Staten Island, Veneration at 5:00pm.  Further information please call 347-738-4306. 

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. 

Gatherings 

O’Neills Ulster – A large gathering of O’Neills is planned for 2016 in Co. Tyrone in honor of the 400th anniversary of Irish Chieftain, Hugh O’Neill who died in exile in Rome on July 20, 1616. He was known as The Great O’Neill and was an important figure in Irish history. A week of events to commemorate and celebrate his life is being planned and will include plays, Irish music sessions, food, a parade and good craic ending with a march from Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone to the ancient fort at Tullyhogue for a reenactment of the crowning of High King of Ireland. In attempting to determine interest from abroad we hope to hear from Irish-Americans who might be interested in joining us. We will provide information regarding accommodation, transport and all other logistic concerns. We are working in partnership with local authorities in Co Tyrone as well as with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Dan O’Neill is Chief Guardian of the Ancient Clan O’Neill of Tyrone. Please send any questions you may have to http://www.oneillsofulster.com/ 

Benefits/Fundraisers 

John O’Hara Memorial Benefit On August 14, 2013, John O’Hara passed away suddenly at age 43, leaving behind his wife Alice and 5 young children. Shane (9), Austin (7), Owen (7), Ailish (5) and J.P. (4). John grew up in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo, Ireland. He lived in Pearl River, NY for 20 years. Was a member of Division 3 AOH, Carpenters Local 608, and an avid member of the Sligo Association. Please join us for a fundraising benefit for his family! A Great Day of Entertainment is planned. * Live Bands * Raffles * Auctions SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 2:00-10:00; EMMETT’S CASTLE, 285 BLUE HILL ROAD, PEARL RIVER. Chairperson: Gerry McGwyne 917-416-7980; Co-Chairperson: Vince Tyer 914-588-1611; Chris Cawley 845-222-8658; Brendan Cunney 845-480-0417; Emmett Woods 914-804-8466; Patsy Kivlehan 917-478-8815; Treasurer: Ailish Cunney 845-480-0410; Co-Treasurer: Alice Brady Kivlehan 845-499-6535; Ticket Sales: Carmel Reilly 845-826-0982 

Kalie Gill Family Benefit Weekend – A two-part fundraiser will be held for the Kalie Gill Family on Dec. 13 and 15. Kalie Gill (15) passed away as a result of a car accident on October 11, 2013 and her sister Lindsey (12) was injured in the same accident and is now recovering from her extensive injuries.  On Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pm, a Benefit Concert will be held at St. Barnabas High School Chapel, 425 E. 240th St., Bronx, NY and on Sunday, Dec. 15, (2:00pm – 10:00pm), a Fundraiser (with live entertainment, raffles and auctions) will be held at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Details at (914) 963-8729; (914) 237-7552. Donations may be made through www.youcaring.com/kaliegillbenefit. Checks may be made payable to The Gill Family Fund, c/o 961 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. 

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 

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 

Christmas Fairs/Events 

Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive – Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate when they host the 15-day Coat and Toy Drive from Friday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Dec. 6. Empire City Casino is located at 810 Yonkers Ave. (at Central Ave.), Yonkers, NY (I-87 to  Exit 2). Visit www.empirecitycasino.com 

A Children’s Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2pm at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Call Center for details (516) 746-9392. 

PBA Toy Drive in NJ – New Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Paramus Police Department by Dec. 17. Helping Englewood Hospital & Med. Cr., New Hope, Shelter our Sisters, Tomorrow’s Children and Wounded Warrior Project. Any questions please contact Det. Jim Teehan at (201) 262-3400 ext. 375. 

Christmas Fair and Bake Sale at the Convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 253 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, N.J., will be held on weekends  (Fri. thru Sun.), 10am – 4pm, beginning Friday Nov. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Something for everyone, a wide range of gifts and toys, with authentic Irish gifts and religious and Christmas items, Irish baked goods, jewelry, housewares, clothing, china etc.  All proceeds benefit the Franciscan Sisters Infirmary. Further information please call Sister Trinity at (201) 568-0478. 

Christmas Luncheon – The Irish Family History Forum Christmas Luncheon for members and guests will be at B. Sweeney’s Parkside Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 21, 11:30am – 2:30pm. For information please email: events@ifhf.org 

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10am, the IFHF will present: Irish traditions, stories, songs and poetry for the Christmas season with Jim Hawkins, Irish storyteller at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY. For information please email: press@ifhf.org 

Meetings/Lectures 

Tammany Hall and the New York Irish – The New York Irish History Roundtable and Glucksman Ireland House present “Tammany Hall and the New York Irish” with Dr. Terry Golway, on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 pm at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews, Fifth Ave. & 8th St. Suggested donation: $3:00.  Further details at (718) 858-3661 or jdillon14@nyc.rr.com 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties 

Holly & Ivy Dance – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Holly and Ivy Dance on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30pm, at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Sharon and Friends. Details at (516) 746-9392. 

Ceili 

Michael Coleman-Martin O’Grady Branch, CCE Ceili, Friday December 6 at 8pm. Pride of Moyvane at The Kerry Hall, McLean Ave, Yonkers. Students of Erin Loughran School of Music at 7pm. 

Ceili in Mineola – A ceili will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 8pm at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Details at (516) 746-9392. 

Music/Concert 

Dublin City Ramblers – A Christmas Show featuring The Dublin City Ramblers will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at the New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, Queens, NY. Doors open 7.30pm for Cocktail Hour. Free tea, coffee, soda. Discount Bar. Showtime 8.30pm. Adm. $27. Students, seniors, Unemployed $15. Only one stop on the 7 train from Grand Central. Further info at (718) 482-0909 www.nyirish.org 

A Celtic Christmas concert with Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker at The Cellar Stage © @ Faith Community United Methodist Church 5315 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214 Friday December 6, 2013 Show time: 8:00 P.M.  Tickets $25.00 Doors open at 7:00 P.M. Tickets & information, call 410-521-9099 or www.uptownconcerts.com 

Andy Cooney’s Christmas Show – On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2:00pm, Andy Cooney’s “Classic Irish Christmas Show” to benefit Hope House Ministries will be held at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY. Also appearing the Celtic Sopranos, and the Darrah Carr Dance Troupe.  MC Mike McCormack. For tickets please call (631) 928-2377 ext. 22. 

Danú at RVCC – Acclaimed Irish ensemble Danú and special guests will appear in a celebration of Christmas in their homeland, “An Nollaig in Eirinn” on Saturday, December 7 at 8pm at the Theatre at RVCC, Branchburg, NJ.  Box office (908) 725-3420 or see RVCCARTS.ORG. On Dec. 8 the group will appear at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. Details at (203) 254-4010. 

An Irish Family Christmas Show featuring The Willoughby Brothers, direct from Ireland, will be held on Dec. 8 at 2pm, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Auditorium, 34 24 203rd St., (35th Ave. & 203 St), Bayside, NY. Doors open at 1pm. MC Tony Jackson. For tickets please call Betty at (347) 613-1303. 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny will present his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 16 at The Robbinsville Fieldhouse, Robbinsville, NJ. Details (609) 843-2935; and on December 17 at Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Further info at (732) 449-3666. 

Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert – On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7pm, Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert will be held at the Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Tickets now on sale at $25. At door, $30. 

Willoughby Brothers Christmas Show – An Irish Family Christmas Show featuring The Willoughby Brothers will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10 (2 shows: Matinee and Evening) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY.  (GPS: 75 Clearbrook Rd.). Box office (914) 592-2222. See www.BroadwayTheatre.com 

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. 

For details of Irish Language Program at Lehman College, Bronx including, Gaeltacht Weekends, Irish 1 and 2 courses, B.A. in Irish.  See www.lehmangaeilge.org 

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

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

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

Cruises 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Miami, February 1-8, 2014 featuring Andy Cooney 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. 

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 5-7pm 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 

Cavan GFC & Social Club of New York – 45th Annual Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Tel: (718) 721-7777. Special guests of honor traveling from Ireland: Rory Dunne, Cavan All Ireland Quarter Final team and Aisling Doonan, Cavan Ladies Football All Ireland Intermediate Champions team. Players of the Year: Senior, Ciaran Sheils (Mullahoran); Junior, Paddy Donohoe and Ladies, Mary Naughton. Cocktail hour 8pm. Music by The Raging Horn Pipes Band (Eddie McCabe, Monaghan). Tickets $90 – please call (917) 400-3167 or (718) 898-0503.

NATIONAL EVENT LISTING (DEC 4-10, 2013)

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Alabama 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland concert on Dec. 11 to Little Flower Catholic School, Mobile. Details at (251) 478-3381. 

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

Cherish the Ladies will appear in concert on Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30pm, at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College. Details (978) 837-5355. 

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 

Ladies AOH Dance – On December 8 the Ladies AOH will sponsor a dance at the F.O.P. Hall in Largo. Music will be provided by Jimmy McPhail. Information at (727) 784-3174. 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 7 to St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Ft. Lauderdale. Details at (954) 524-9344; on Dec. 8 to St. Christopher’s Church, Hobe Sound. Details at (772) 546-5150 and on Dec. 10 to San Marco Catholic Church, San Marco. Details at (239) 394-2442. 

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. 

A Celtic Christmas Concert with Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner and Elke Baker at The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8pm. Tickets $25. Information at (410) 521-9099 or www.uptownconcerts.com

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 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 15 to Minersville Area High School Auditorium, Minersville. Details at (570) 544-4674 or (570) 621-4077. 

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 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 4 to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Comedy Zone of Charlotte, Charlotte. Details at (704) 942-6345. 

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

Texas 

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

Washington DC 

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

Tri-State Event Listings November 20-26

POSTED ON November 20th  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

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. 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 

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 Nov. 22, 23, 24 featuring Colum McCann – Conan O’Brien and Nov. 29,30, Dec. 1 featuring Jennifer Egan – Colm Toibin. More dates will follow. See www.cuny.tv

Kennedy’s Cadets – A documentary screening of “Kennedy’s Cadets” will  take place on Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30pm, at the New York Irish Centre, Jackson Ave., L.I.C., NY.  Visit www.newyorkirishcenter.org/events 

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 December 8. 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.

Cill Cais Players – The Cill Cais Players production for 2013 is  “Hyacinth Halvey” a One-Act comedy by Lady Gregory & “Excerpts from Popular Irish Plays and Stories” Directed by Pat Rooney. They will appear at Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament, 35th Ave & 203rd St., Bayside, NY on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3pm.  For further information please call Margaret Frankola 516-897-0861, Jim O’Brien 718-347-0879.

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 of Thanks LAOH & AOH – Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:00 Mass of thanks to those who helped our Hall and the Gerritsen Beach community after Hurricane Sandy. Immediately afterwards we will name our Gaelic Garden after Bishop Joseph Sullivan, R.I.P. A light breakfast will follow. We urge all Hibernians to attend this special event at the Baile na nGael – Home of the Irish.  

Commemorations

Cumann na Saoirse Naisiunta will hold the Annual November Commemoration of our Fenian Dead on Sunday, November 24 at 10AM at the Fenian Monument, Calvary Cemetery, Section 16, 4902 Laurel Hill Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NY. Guest Speaker:  Derek Warfield, also remarks re The Manchester Martyrs by Bob Bateman. Breakfast will follow. RSVP for breakfast to (845) 492-7198 or nifcmem@optonline.net

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.

Gatherings

O’Neills Ulster – A large gathering of O’Neills is planned for 2016 in Co. Tyrone in honor of the 400th anniversary of Irish Chieftain, Hugh O’Neill who died in exile in Rome on July 20, 1616. He was known as The Great O’Neill and was an important figure in Irish history. A week of events to commemorate and celebrate his life is being planned and will include plays, Irish music sessions, food, a parade and good craic ending with a march from Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone to the ancient fort at Tullyhogue for a reenactment of the crowning of High King of Ireland. In attempting to determine interest from abroad we hope to hear from Irish-Americans who might be interested in joining us. We will provide information regarding accommodation, transport and all other logistic concerns. We are working in partnership with local authorities in Co Tyrone as well as with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Dan O’Neill is Chief Guardian of the Ancient Clan O’Neill of Tyrone. Please send any questions you may have to http://www.oneillsofulster.com/ 

Benefits/Fundraisers 

McPolin Family Benefit – On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, CA., a benefit will be held for Finbar McPolin a native of Hilltown, Co. Down who will undergo a cranioplasty to repair his skull as a result of an aneurysm, two brain surgeries and a stroke. He is paralyzed on one side and partially blind. He is now in a wheelchair and will need full-time home care not covered by insurance. Finbar is the father of two teenage children. All proceeds from the benefit will be donated to help with medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to: Patrick Finbar McPolin Relief Fund, 945 Taraval Street, PO Box #410, San Francisco, CA 94116. Any questions may be submitted to the committee at mcpolinbenefit@gmail.com or by calling (415) 860-5554. 

John O’Hara Memorial Benefit On August 14, 2013, John O’Hara passed away suddenly at age 43, leaving behind his wife Alice and 5 young children. Shane (9), Austin (7), Owen (7), Ailish (5) and J.P. (4). John grew up in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo, Ireland. He lived in Pearl River, NY for 20 years. Was a member of Division 3 AOH, Carpenters Local 608, and an avid member of the Sligo Association. Please join us for a fundraising benefit for his family! A Great Day of Entertainment is planned. * Live Bands * Raffles * Auctions SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 2:00-10:00; EMMETT’S CASTLE, 285 BLUE HILL ROAD, PEARL RIVER. Chairperson: Gerry McGwyne 917-416-7980; Co-Chairperson: Vince Tyer 914-588-1611; Chris Cawley 845-222-8658; Brendan Cunney 845-480-0417; Emmett Woods 914-804-8466; Patsy Kivlehan 917-478-8815; Treasurer: Ailish Cunney 845-480-0410; Co-Treasurer: Alice Brady Kivlehan 845-499-6535; Ticket Sales: Carmel Reilly 845-826-0982 

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

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 

Christmas Fairs/Events 

Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive – Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate when they host the 15-day Coat and Toy Drive from Friday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Dec. 6. Empire City Casino is located at 810 Yonkers Ave. (at Central Ave.), Yonkers, NY (I-87 to  Exit 2). Visit www.empirecitycasino.com 

Christmas Fair and Bake Sale at the Convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 253 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, N.J., will be held on weekends  (Fri. thru Sun.), 10am – 4pm, beginning Friday Nov. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Something for everyone, a wide range of gifts and toys, with authentic Irish gifts and religious and Christmas items, Irish baked goods, jewelry, housewares, clothing, china etc.  All proceeds benefit the Franciscan Sisters Infirmary. Further information please call Sister Trinity at (201) 568-0478. 

Christmas Luncheon – The Irish Family History Forum Christmas Luncheon for members and guests will take place at B. Sweeney’s Parkside Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 21, 11:30am – 2:30pm. For information please email: events@ifhf.org

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10am, the IFHF will present: Irish traditions, stories, songs and poetry for the Christmas season with Jim Hawkins, Irish storyteller at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY. For information please email: press@ifhf.org

Meetings/Lectures 

Maura Mulligan Lecture at CUNY – Maura Mulligan author of Call of the Lark, will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30pm at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Room 33108. Free and open to the public. RSVP to: tomas@lehmangaeilge.org 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties

ModERIN: The 15th Anniversary Season of Darrah Carr Dance featuring guest choreographer Sean Curran will be held Nov. 22-24 at the Irish Arts Center, 551 W. 51st St., NYC. See www.irishartscenter.org 

Thanksgiving Dance – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8:30pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by the Dennis Gallery Band. Food Drive. Tickets $20 pp.  A Holly and Ivy dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30pm. Music by Sharon and Friends. Details at (516) 746-9392. 

Music/Concert 

Dominic Mac Giolla Bhride will appear in concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, Noon – 3pm at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT. 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny will present his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 16 at The Robbinsville Fieldhouse, Robbinsville, NJ. Details (609) 843-2935; and on December 17 at Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Further info at (732) 449-3666. 

Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert – On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7pm, Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert will be held at the Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Tickets now on sale at $25. At door, $30.

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. 

Ceili/Seisiun 

Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceili – The Kevin Barry Ceili will be held at Lomala, Fishkill, NY on Nov. 24 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Details at (845) 331-7486. 

Thanksgiving Ceili – On Sunday, Nov. 24 a ceili will be held in The Irish American Association Hall on Richard Mine Road, Rockaway, NJ. Dancing at 4pm to the music of The Pride of Moyvane. Further  information at Ajhack1@aol.com or call 973-853-7047. 

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. 

For details of Irish Language Program at Lehman College, Bronx including, Gaeltacht Weekends, Irish 1 and 2 courses, B.A. in Irish.  See 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 

Festivals 

Carrick-on-Shannon Celebrates 400 Years –Now ongoing through December 2013, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, will celebrate 400 years, 1613-2013, with a year-long celebration of sport, history, culture and music. Visit www.carrickonshannon400.ie  for the full schedule. 

Derry-Londonderry Festival – For information on all events please visit www.cityofculture2013.com/2013-progamme/ and download the full program. 

Cruises 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Miami, February 1-8, 2014 featuring Andy Cooney 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 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise will take place February 8–15, 2014. Ports of call include Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras. Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Featuring a host of Ireland’s superstar entertainers including Sean Wilson, Declan Nerney, Brendan Shine, Margo, Tony Jackson, George Casey, Tony Kenny, New York Showband and lots more. For information call toll free: 1 800 356 4713 or visit www.gertrudebyrnepromotions.com 

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. 

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 5-7pm 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

Monaghan GFC New York – The Annual Dinner Dance of the Monaghan GFC New York will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 8PM at Elite Palace, 69-02 Garfield Ave., Woodside, NY. Guest of Honor: Tony McKenna; Club Man of the Year: Niall McKenna. Player of Year to be announced on the night. Tickets $100. Resv. please call Bonnie Duffy at 917-749-5390. E-mail: MONAGHANGFCNY@HOTMAIL.COM

Cavan GFC & Social Club of New York – 45th Annual Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Tel: (718) 721-7777. Special guests of honor traveling from Ireland: Rory Dunne, Cavan All Ireland Quarter Final team and Aisling Doonan, Cavan Ladies Football All Ireland Intermediate Champions team. Players of the Year: Senior, Ciaran Sheils (Mullahoran); Junior, Paddy Donohoe and Ladies, Mary Naughton. Cocktail hour 8pm. Music by The Raging Horn Pipes Band (Eddie McCabe, Monaghan). Tickets $90 – please call (917) 400-3167 or (718) 898-0503.

National Event List November 20-26

POSTED ON November 20th  - POSTED IN National and Tri-State Event Listings, News, News & Views

Alabama

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland concert on Dec. 11 to Little Flower Catholic School, Mobile. Details at (251) 478-3381.

Arizona 

Genealogy Seminar – The McClelland Irish Library will host a genealogy seminar, “Digging up Irish Roots,” on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9am – 3pm, at The Phoenix Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Further info at (602) 864-2351 or visit www.azirishlibrary.org

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 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny will present his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Nov. 30 at the Irish Social Club, West Roxbury. Further info at (617) 549-9812; and on Dec. 1 at Keith Middle School, New Bedford. Info at (508) 525-0660. 

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

McPolin Family Benefit – On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm, at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, a benefit will be held for Finbar McPolin a native of Hilltown, Co Down who will undergo a cranioplasty to repair his skull as a result of an aneurysm, two brain surgeries and a stroke. He is paralyzed on one side and partially blind. He is now in a wheelchair and will need full-time home care not covered by insurance. Finbar is the father of two teenage children. All proceeds from the benefit will be donated to help with medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to: Patrick Finbar McPolin Relief Fund, 945 Taraval Street, PO Box #410, San Francisco, CA 94116. Any questions may be submitted to the committee at mcpolinbenefit@gmail.com or by calling (415) 860-5554.

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 

Ladies AOH Dance – On December 8 the Ladies AOH will sponsor a dance at the F.O.P. Hall in Largo. Music will be provided by Jimmy McPhail. Information at (727) 784-3174. 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 7 to St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Ft. Lauderdale. Details at (954) 524-9344; on Dec. 8 to St. Christopher’s Church, Hobe Sound. Details at (772) 546-5150 and on Dec. 10 to San Marco Catholic Church, San Marco. Details at (239) 394-2442. 

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 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 2 to the Pennstroud Hotel, Stroudsburg. Details at (570) 517-0724 and on Dec. 15 to Minersville Area High School Auditorium, Minersville. Details at (570) 544-4674 or (570) 621-4077.

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

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny brings his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 4 to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Comedy Zone of Charlotte, Charlotte. Details at (704) 942-6345. 

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

Texas

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

Washington DC

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

Tri-State Event Listings November 13-19, 2013

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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. Nominations now open. See http://irishecho.com/irish-echo-law-order-nominate/

 

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

 

Irish Arts Center Poetry Festival– The annual three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic featuring over 15 poets including a unique edition of Favorite Poems, in tribute to the Irish poet, playwright and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney will be held Nov. 15-17. On Friday, Nov. 15, Gabriel Byrne, Alice McDermott, Enda Walsh, Paul Muldoon and others will open Poetry Fest with their favorite poems at a free tribute event at St. Ann’s Warehouse, 29 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY. Visit www.irishartscenter.org for seat reservations. Full schedule available online Nov. 16-17 Events at Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St., NYC.

 

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 December 8. 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.

 

Cill Cais Players – The Cill Cais Players production for 2013 is  “Hyacinth Halvey” a One-Act comedy by Lady Gregory & “Excerpts from Popular Irish Plays and Stories” Directed by Pat Rooney. They will appear at the following venues: Irish American Society of Nassau Suffolk & Queens 297 Willis Ave., Mineola on Friday Nov. 15, 8pm and Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament, 35th Ave & 203rd St., Bayside, NY on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3pm.  For further information please call Margaret Frankola 516-897-0861, Jim O’Brien 718-347-0879.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Gatherings

 

O’Neills Ulster – A large gathering of O’Neills is planned for 2016 in Co. Tyrone in honor of the 400th anniversary of Irish Chieftain, Hugh O’Neill who died in exile in Rome on July 20, 1616. He was known as The Great O’Neill and was an important figure in Irish history. A week of events to commemorate and celebrate his life is being planned and will include plays, Irish music sessions, food, a parade and good craic ending with a march from Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone to the ancient fort at Tullyhogue for a reenactment of the crowning of High King of Ireland. In attempting to determine interest from abroad we hope to hear from Irish-Americans who might be interested in joining us. We will provide information regarding accommodation, transport and all other logistic concerns. We are working in partnership with local authorities in Co Tyrone as well as with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Dan O’Neill is Chief Guardian of the Ancient Clan O’Neill of Tyrone. Please send any questions you may have to http://www.oneillsofulster.com/

 

Benefits/Fundraisers

 

The Pat Dunne Benefit Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4-9pm at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 7th Ave. (cor. 52nd St), NYC. Pat is a native of Co. Tipperary. At age 9, he lost a leg to cancer and now suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. He immigrated to New York in 1990 and was an outstanding volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. In 2012 he spent a lengthy stay in hospital, had a partial recovery and a relapse and is now living in a nursing home in Ireland. His mother and surviving brother and sisters are under immense financial strain as they attempt to provide for his medical needs. Donations will be greatly appreciated and checks may be made payable to The Pat Dunne Charitable Fund, c/o Michael Donoghue, 310 E. 53rd St., Apt. 4H, New York 10022. For further information please call John Egan, 212-744-6121; Michael Donoghue 212-486-7525 or Barry Campfield 212-688-1503.

 

McPolin Family Benefit – On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, CA., a benefit will be held for Finbar McPolin a native of Hilltown, Co. Down who will undergo a cranioplasty to repair his skull as a result of an aneurysm, two brain surgeries and a stroke. He is paralyzed on one side and partially blind. He is now in a wheelchair and will need full-time home care not covered by insurance. Finbar is the father of two teenage children. All proceeds from the benefit will be donated to help with medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to: Patrick Finbar McPolin Relief Fund, 945 Taraval Street, PO Box #410, San Francisco, CA 94116. Any questions may be submitted to the committee at mcpolinbenefit@gmail.com or by calling (415) 860-5554.

 

John O’Hara Memorial Benefit On August 14, 2013, John O’Hara passed away suddenly at age 43, leaving behind his wife Alice and 5 young children. Shane (9), Austin (7), Owen (7), Ailish (5) and J.P. (4). John grew up in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo, Ireland. He lived in Pearl River, NY for 20 years. Was a member of Division 3 AOH, Carpenters Local 608, and an avid member of the Sligo Association. Please join us for a fundraising benefit for his family! A Great Day of Entertainment is planned. * Live Bands * Raffles * Auctions SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 2:00-10:00; EMMETT’S CASTLE, 285 BLUE HILL ROAD, PEARL RIVER. Chairperson: Gerry McGwyne 917-416-7980; Co-Chairperson: Vince Tyer 914-588-1611; Chris Cawley 845-222-8658; Brendan Cunney 845-480-0417; Emmett Woods 914-804-8466; Patsy Kivlehan 917-478-8815; Treasurer: Ailish Cunney 845-480-0410; Co-Treasurer: Alice Brady Kivlehan 845-499-6535; Ticket Sales: Carmel Reilly 845-826-0982

 

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

 

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

 

Christmas Fairs

 

Christmas Fair in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold an Irish Christmas Fair on Sunday, Nov. 17, 10am – 6pm, at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Further info at (516) 746-9392.

 

Christmas Fair and Bake Sale at the Convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 253 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, N.J., will be held on weekends  (Fri. thru Sun.), 10am – 4pm, beginning Friday Nov. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Something for everyone, a wide range of gifts and toys, with authentic Irish gifts and religious and Christmas items, Irish baked goods, jewelry, housewares, clothing, china etc.  All proceeds benefit the Franciscan Sisters Infirmary. Further information please call Sister Trinity at (201) 568-0478.

 

Meetings/Lectures

 

Irish Business Association - The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-8:30pm, at Molly Maguire’s, 1085 Central Ave., Clark, N.J. Guest Speaker, Patrick Clifford, host of Celtic Sunday Brunch each Sunday on WDVR 89.7 FM.

 

Maura Mulligan Lecture at CUNY – Maura Mulligan author of Call of the Lark, will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30pm a CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Room 33108. Free and open to the public. RSVP to: tomas@lehmangaeilge.org

 

Book Discussion at CUNY – On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Professor Janet Butler Munch will lead the CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies’ Book Club discussion of Patrick John Dunleavy: Patriot, Philosopher, Family Man, A Burst of Poetry by author Professor Emeritus Mary Rita Donleavy. Prof. Donleavy will join in the discussion. Free and open to public. RSVP to: tomas@lehmangaeilge.org.

 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties

 

ModERIN: The 15th Anniversary Season of Darrah Carr Dance featuring guest choreographer Sean Curran will be held Nov. 22-24 at the Irish Arts Center, 551 W. 51st St., NYC. See www.irishartscenter.org.

 

The Joseph Nugent Sr. Assoc. of Union County Annual Dance will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at Kenilworth Veterans Center, 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ, beginning at 8 pm.  Honorees: Dennis Rooney, Irishman of the Year and Maureen O’Connor McDonald, Irish Woman of the Year. Music by Willie Lynch Show Band. Adm. $25 includes refreshments. Non-perishable items for our military service people overseas will be collected throughout the night. Reservations please call (732) 851-5109 or (732) 594-1763.

 

Thanksgiving Dance – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8:30pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by the Dennis Gallery Band. Food Drive. Tickets $20 pp. Details at (516) 746-9392.

 

Music/Concert

 

Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert – On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7pm, Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert will be held at the Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Tickets now on sale at $25. At door, $30. Call (516) 746-9392.

 

Blarney Star Concert featuring Matt and Shannon Heaton on Friday, Nov. 15, 8pm at Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, NYC. Information at (212) 998-3950.

 

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.

 

Ceili/Seisiun

 

The Mulligan-Quinn Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will hold its Monthly Ceili on Sunday, November 24th from 5-8pm; Music by Sean Quinn, James Keane and Dom Lavin, we will start with an open music session from 3 to 5pm. Come the Irish American Centre 297 Willis Ave Mineola NY, you dance of just watch and listen to some great tunes, while you enjoy a great pint of Guinness. For information call (516) 742-3271.

 

Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceili – The Kevin Barry Ceili will be held at Lomala, Fishkill, NY on Nov. 24 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Details at (845) 331-7486.

 

IAS Ceili in Mineola – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a ceili on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Details, (516) 746-9392. 

 

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.

 

For details of Irish Language Program at Lehman College, Bronx including, Gaeltacht Weekends, Irish 1 and 2 courses, B.A. in Irish.  See 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

 

Festivals

 

Carrick-on-Shannon Celebrates 400 Years –Now ongoing through December 2013, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, will celebrate 400 years, 1613-2013, with a year-long celebration of sport, history, culture and music. Visit www.carrickonshannon400.ie  for the full schedule.

 

Derry-Londonderry Festival – For information on all events please visit www.cityofculture2013.com/2013-progamme/ and download the full program.

 

Cruises

 

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Miami, February 1-8, 2014 featuring Andy Cooney 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

 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise will take place February 8–15, 2014. Ports of call include Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras. Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Featuring a host of Ireland’s superstar entertainers including Sean Wilson, Declan Nerney, Brendan Shine, Margo, Tony Jackson, George Casey, Tony Kenny, New York Showband and lots more. For information call toll free: 1 800 356 4713 or visit www.gertrudebyrnepromotions.com

 

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.

 

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 5-7pm 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

 

Monaghan GFC New York – The Annual Dinner Dance of the Monaghan GFC New York will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 8PM at Elite Palace, 69-02 Garfield Ave., Woodside, NY. Guest of Honor: Tony McKenna; Club Man of the Year: Niall McKenna. Player of Year to be announced on the night. Tickets $100. Resv. Please call Bonnie Duffy at 917-749-5390. E-mail: MONAGHANGFCNY@HOTMAIL.COM

 

Cavan GFC & Social Club of New York – 45th Annual Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Tel: (718) 721-7777. Special guests of honor traveling from Ireland: Rory Dunne, Cavan All Ireland Quarter Final team and Aisling Doonan, Cavan Ladies Football All Ireland Intermediate Champions team. Players of the Year: Senior, Ciaran Sheils (Mullahoran); Junior, Paddy Donohoe and Ladies, Mary Naughton. Cocktail hour 8pm. Music by The Raging Horn Pipes Band (Eddie McCabe, Monaghan). Tickets $90 – please call (917) 400-3167 or (718) 898-0503.

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