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Address: 2068 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216  (Map)

Phone Numbers: Bar 313-964-8700, Office/FAX 313-964-7474 (313-96-IRISH)

Hours: Sunday Noon-8pm, Monday-Thursday 2 - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday Noon-2:00am

For inquiries regarding membership, please click this link  MEMBERSHIP

Questions/Comments? e-mail GLIAWeb@aol.com

 

"Cead Mile Failte" One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

 

Thank you for visiting the website of The Gaelic League of Detroit.

The Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit strives to be Metro Detroit’s Center for promoting and preserving Irish Culture and Tradition. We offer many ongoing activities and events.  Be sure to visit the “LINKS OF INTEREST”, “GL NEWSLETTERS”, “GL IRISH RADIO SHOW”, and “UPCOMING EVENTS FLYERS” below for updated details.   Scroll down to view the calendar of events and learn more about upcoming special events.  You are always welcome to visit the Gaelic League and participate in the fun and/or email us your thoughts.

 

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GAELIC LEAGUE OF DETROIT IRISH RADIO SHOW AND WEBSITE

 

 

 

Congratulations! 2020 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/09/19

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Theresa Anaya

Patrick Brown

Kathleen Finley

Vice President

Eric Cole

Graham Sheckels

Roxanne LaPuma

Bill Helton

Katie Sperry

Financial Secretary

Kathleen Finley

 

Jesse Anaya

Kitty Heinzman

 

Treasurer

Kathleen O’Neill

 

Dave Keem

Mike Clyne

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Katherine Jenny

Bill Miller

Kerry Shivers

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2019 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

NOV 24

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

25

GL Bd Mtg 6:30pm

Gen Membership 7:30pm

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

 

 

26

 

27

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Pre-Thanksgiving Party

 

Codgers 8pm

28

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

GL CLOSED

 

 

 

29

NO Ceili

 

Pat, Rob, & Mary

8:30pm-12:30am

 

NOV 30

 

Mike Ward

8:30pm-12:30am

DEC 1

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

2

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

3

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9 PM

4

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

5

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting 6pm

 

 

6

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8:30pm-12:30am

7

Jingle Bell Run

see flyer  

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

 

8

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

GL Children’s Party

RSVP ONLY

9

GL Elections 7pm

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

10

 

11

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

12

SONGWRITERS’ NIGHT

w/John Freeman

 &  friends  8pm

13

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8:30pm-12:30am

 

14

Terry Murphy

8:30pm-12:30am

 

15

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

7pm

16

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

17

FOUI Meeting 8pm

 

 

 

18

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

19

 

20

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Pat, Rob, & Mary

8:30pm-12:30am

 

21

 

Detroit Santarchy

 

22

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

23

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

 

 

24

 

25

Nollaig Shona

Merry Christmas

26

 

 

 

27

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Devil’s Dew

8:30pm-12:30am

 

DEC 28

 

The Diggers

8:30pm-12:30am

 

DEC 29

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

30

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

31

New Year’s Eve Party

Irish Toast 7pm

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

 

 

JAN 1, 2020

2

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting 6pm

 

 

3

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8:30pm-12:30am

JAN 4

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

 

 

~ UPCOMING 2018 - 2019 EVENTS AT A GLANCE IN METRO DETROIT IRISH COMMUNITY ~

DATE

    WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

11/30/19

“Bring a Teddy Bear” Christmas Party

GL Hall

$15, $25/Couple 6:30 open 7 Dinner

Info contact Tin Man 734-231-7027  see flyer

12/01/19

Naval Wreath Laying Ceremony

Great Lakes Cemetery  4200 Belford Rd Holly, MI

Meet 10:45 am at Memorial Section

734-634-5161  see flyer  

12/01/19

An Emerald Isle Christmas

Macomb Ctr for Performing Arts Clinton Twp

3pm

586-286-2222

12/02/19

Last day to register for Children’s Party

GL

Members only

313-964-8700

12/02/19

Andy Cooney Concert/Dance

AOH Hall

$25 adv only

 

12/02/20

Irish Christmas in America

The Ark316 S Main StAnn Arbor

8pm  $20

theark.org

12/03/19

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

12/06/19

AOH Dunleavy Christmas Party for Kids

Crystal Park 17099 Champaign Ave, Allen Park

7 pm $40 per person. Checks payable to “AOH Dunleavy Div”

Please bring a wrapped child’s gift with age and gender tag attached  see flyer

12/07/19

Jingle Bell Run

Corner Ballpark Detroit

 

see flyer

12/07/19

Friendly Son’s of St Patrick Digger’s Christmas

O’Halloran’s Pub Mt Clemens

$15 Door 7:30 pm Show 8 pm

see flyer

12/08/19

Children’s Christmas Party

GL Hall      2pm

GL/IAC Members  RSVP by 12/2

gliaweb@aol.com  313-964-8700 see flyer

12/09/19

GL Election Meeting

GL Hall   

7pm

 

12/12/19

Songwriters’ Night

GL

8pm

313-964-8700

12/14/19

4th Corktown Aglow

Corktown Businesses

Noon – 10 pm

see flyer

12/21/19

Blackthorn in Concert

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm  $20

theark.org

12/22/19

Finvarra’s Wren Solstice Show

Conor O’Neill’s Pub Celtic Room - Ann Arbor

Door 5pm, Show 5:30pm

theark.org

12/27-28/19

Crossroads Ceili at the Ark

The ArkAnn Arbor

7:30pm $20

theark.org

12/29/19

Detroit Lions Game

Ford Field – attend w/UIS Members

Gate 10am, game 1pm  $69

313-262-2151     see flyer

12/31/19

GL 99th Annual New Year’s Eve Party

GL    McSpillin entertains

7pm Toast  Music 8pm-1am

 

01/07/20

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

01/07/20

GL Float meeting

GL

7pm

586-254-3541

01/11/20

Little Christmas Wine Tasting

GL

7-9pm   $30 purchase by 1/6/20

586-254-3541

01/11/20

Ardan Trivia Night

AOH Hall

7pm

724-762-0997   see flyer

01/11/20

Kreellers

John Cowley & Sons –Farmington, MI

9pm-12am

 

01/16/20

UIS Meeting

Monaghan Hall

7:30pm

 

01/18/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

01/18/20

GL/IAC Memership Drive

GL

6-8pm

gliaweb@aol.com  313-964-8700   see flyer

01/19/19

Monthly Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com

01/26/20

Ardan World Fundraiser

AOH Hall

3pm

 

01/27/20

GL Newsletter Mar/Apr articles due

 

 

gliaweb@aol.com

02/08/20

QDUIS Competition Finals

Gaelic League

5:30 pm Doors open, 7pm Program

see flyer Adults $15,  15 & under $10

02/13/20

Grand Marshal Dinner sponsored by KofE

AOH Hall

6:30 pm Cocktails 7 pm Dinner $12

see flyer

02/15/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

02/28/20

Friday Lenten Fish Dinners begin thru April 10th

GL

5-8pm     

gliaweb@aol.com

03/13/20

Painting of the Shamrocks

GL

 

 

03/15/20

UIS St. Patrick’s Parade – Celebrations follow

 

 

 

 

MICHIGAN IRISH AMERICAN HALL OF FAME NAMES 2019 MEMBERS

 

    The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. The Hall recognizes Irish Americans who have made important contributions in various fields in Michigan life. The honorees will be inducted in a ceremony at noon on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, MI, on the Galway Stage. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and following reception.

 

     In the category of Public Service, the Hall of Fame is honoring the most distinguished public leader in Michigan history, Frank Murphy. A native of the Lake Huron town of Harbor Beach, Murphy achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel while serving in the U.S Army in both World War 1 and World War II. After World War 1, he served as U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He next was elected as a Judge of Recorder’s Court in Detroit, and later was elected Mayor of Detroit. President Franklin Roosevelt then appointed him to serve as the Governor General and High Commissioner of the Philippines. Murphy returned in 1936 to be elected Governor of Michigan for two years, when President Roosevelt appointed him as Attorney General of the U.S.  In 1940 President Roosevelt appointed Murphy as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served for nine years until his death in 1949 at age 59.

 

     Also in the field of Public Service, the Hall of Fame is honoring Austin “Barry” McGuire and Timothy “Tim” McGuire, the first father and son to be inducted as members. Barry McGuire, who died in 2012, was a U.S. Army veteran, and served as the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Counties from 1968 until 1984, and Tim McGuire served as Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Counties from 1994 until 2016. Together they served a total of 38 years guiding and improving county government for the citizens of Michigan’s 83 counties. Barry McGuire also was the Executive Director of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association from 1984 until his retirement in 2001. Both Barry and Tim McGuire were appointed to numerous governmental commissions and committees, and were respected by the leaders of both major political parties in Lansing and Washington.  Tim McGuire continues in his public service career as the Administrator of the Michigan Counties Workmens Compensation Fund. Both Barry and Tim have participated in many charitable activities, and Tim currently is a board member of Habitat for Humanity.

 

     In the category of Arts and Entertainment, the Hall of Fame is proud to induct the preeminent Irish fiddler Michael “Mick” Gavin.  A native of Ireland, Mick Gavin immigrated to the Detroit in the 1970’s. For the more than forty years, Mick has shared his love and talent as an Irish fiddler in Michigan.  Over the past decades, Mick has entertained at countless events, both Irish and non-Irish, and he has instructed numerous individuals including his own sons. Many of his students have gone on to win local and international awards. He has been a leader in the Detroit Irish Music Association, and has helped present cultural awareness programs in schools in the Detroit area.  Through his performances and other activities, Mick shares his knowledge of Irish traditions, history, music, dance, and language. 

 

    In the field of Education, the Hall of Fame has selected for membership Roger Schlosser. Roger is the retired founder and Director of the Irish Studies Program at Grand Rapids Community College, believed to be the only Irish Studies Program at a community college in the U.S.  In addition to his students studying on campus, Roger also took 14 groups of students to Ireland over the years. As part of those study trips, Roger arranged for the students to meet and interview many of the leaders on all sides of the Irish disputes.  As an author, Roger has written 3 historical novels related to the years of the Irish "Troubles." He has also been the long-time President of the Gaelic League/Irish-American Club of West Michigan. As a side note, Roger built his home library to emulate the Long Room of the Trinity College Library in Dublin and his home library has 28 foot high ceilings!

 

     In the category of Philanthropy or Community Service, the Hall of Fame is recognizing Nora Ann Cassidy for her service to the Detroit Irish community. For more than 40 years she has been a volunteer devoted to all areas of metro Detroit Irish activities. She has held offices and/or been a leader in The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the United Irish Societies, the Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit, and currently is a Board Member of the Motor City Irish Festival.  She has been key in the success of the competition for the selection of The Queen of the United Irish Societies, the Court of St. Bridget, and the work in Africa of the Irish Pallotine Fathers. In her youth she was a distinguished Irish step dancer, and she coached her daughter to qualify for the step-dancing "All World Finals" in Galway. She has mentored and promoted Irish dance schools in the Detroit area. In 2013 she was selected as the Grand Marshal of the Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

     Also in the category of Philanthropy or Community Service, the Hall of Fame is honoring Patrick J. Johnson for his service to the Irish community in Southeast Michigan and beyond.  He is the Executive Director of the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce, and hosts a popular weekly Irish radio show from Detroit that also has national and international listening audiences, including Ireland.. He has been the owner of Shamrock DJ Services for more than 20 years. He often volunteers his services as Master of Ceremonies at the Great Lakes Feis in Lansing, the Glass City feis in Toledo, the Motor City Irish Festival, the Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade, the St. Patrick's Senior Center Irish Festival, the Ardan Academy Celtic Extravaganza, and other events. In 2011 he received the John Heinzman Sr. award for his dedication and support of the Great Lakes Feis. He is an active member of many Irish organizations in the Detroit area.

 

   In the category of Religion, the Hall of Fame is honoring Brother James Boynton. He is a native of St. Ignace, Michigan, and attended Lake Superior State College before joining at age 20 the Jesuit order to become a Brother. He devoted many years of his ministry to missionary work in northern India, Mexico, and Haiti, and with migrant workers in northern Michigan. For the past 20 years he has been a Religious Studies teacher at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland and the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He is also an accomplished Irish fiddle player, and was inspired by Irish fiddler Pat Bonner of Beaver Island, who is also a Hall of Fame member. Brother Boynton’s Christian life of service to others has been an example to all who know him.

 

    The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 by the Muskegon Irish American Society, and is permanently displayed at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Muskegon and on the Hall of Fame website. A traveling exhibit of the Hall of Fame is being planned to visit locations across Michigan. For more information, please visit the Hall of Fame website at http://www.michiganirishamericanhalloffame.org.

 

 

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Map courtesy of CORKTOWN Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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