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"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! 2019 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/10/18

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Theresa Anaya

Mary Bongiorno

Mary Bongiorno

Vice President

Kevin Driscoll

Kathleen O’Neill

Roxanne LaPuma

Erin Keem

Graham  Sheckels

Financial Secretary

Patrick Brown

 

Jesse Anaya

Eric Cole

 

Treasurer

Bill Helton

 

Dave Keem

Kathleen Finley

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Kitty Heinzman

 

Katherine Jenny

Kathleen O’Neill

 

 

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

Due to many inquiries regarding membership, please click this link  MEMBERSHIP

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

OCT 27

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

LIVE BROADCAST

Souperbowl Party

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

28

GL Bd Mtg 6:30pm

Gen Membership 7:30pm

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

29

30

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Mtg 7pm

31

Happy Halloween

 

NOV 1

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8:30pm-12:30am

2

see flyer

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

NOV 3

 

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

4

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

 

 

5

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9 PM

6

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

7

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting 6pm

 

Songwriters’ Night w/

 John Freeman & Friends 8pm

8

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8:30pm-12:30am

9

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8:30pm-12:30am

10

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

11

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

12

 

13

Vision Process Committee Mtg 6pm

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Radio Paper Bag Raffle

14

Arts & Education Consortium Mtg 6pm

Radio Paper Bag Raffle

15

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Terry Murphy

8:30pm-12:30am

Radio Paper Bag Raffle

16

IGSM Mtg 1:30pm

The Diggers

8:30pm-12:30am

Radio Paper Bag Raffle

17

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

Pub Quiz $5  4-7pm

Radio Paper Bag Raffle Drawing 7pm

18

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

19

FOUI Meeting 8pm

 

 

 

20

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

21

UIS Mtg 7:30pm

GL Hall

22

2020 JAN/FEB ARTICLES

DUE

 

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Devil’s Dew

8:30pm-12:30am

23

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones $20

Door opens 7pm, concert 8pm

see flyer

 

Cork Harbour Three

8:30pm-12:30am

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

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

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

 

 

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

DATE

    WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

11/02/19

UIS Memorial Mass

Most Holy Trinity Church – 6th & Porter – Detroit

4:30pm

see flyer  

11/02/19

Ardan Academy of Irish Dance Fall Fundraiser

AOH Hall  Ardan Dancers/Peat in the Creek Band

7pm $15 adv/20 door  Kids $10

724-762-0997

11/03/19

AOH Memorial Mass

AOH Hall

3pm

 

11/05/19

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

11/07/19

Songwriters’ Night

GL

8pm

313-964-8700

11/08/19

Belleek Signing Event

Twisted Shamrock Shop – Berkley, MI

1-6pm

 

11/09/19

Job Analyst Resume & Cover Letter Due

 

see flyer  

GLculturalconsortium@gmail.com

11/09/19

Del Ray Doo Wop

AOH Hall

Door 5:30pm/ Ent 7pm  $20 Kids 10

248-345-7761

11/13/19

Vision Process Meeting

GL

6pm

gldetroit2020@yahoo.com

11/13-17/19

Annual Radio Paper Bag  Raffle Fundraiser

Gaelic League  -  drawing @7pm  Sun 11/17

Daily during Clubs hours

detroitirishradio@aol.com

11/16/19

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

11/17/19

Monthly Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com

11/17/19

Radio Paper Bag Raffle Drawing

GL

7pm   benefits Detroit Irish Radio

detroitirishradio@aol.com

11/19/19

Kerry Night in the USA

AOH Hall  “Dreams Of Freedom” Band

7pm    $15 adv/ 20 door

 

11/21/19

UIS Meeting

GL Hall

7:30pm

 

11/22/19

Jan/Feb 2020 GL new articles due

 

 

gliaweb@aol.com

11/23-24/19

LAOH Rose Kennedy Division Christmas Fair

AOH Hall

Sat 10-6pm, Sun noon-5pm

248-996-8294 or 313-535-1470  see flyer

11/23/19

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones Concert

GL Hall

$20 Door 7pm, concert 8pm-11pm

gliaweb@aol.com         see flyer

11/27/19

Pre-Thanksgiving Party

GL

8pm  Codgers

 

12/01/19

An Emerald Isle Christmas

Macomb Ctr for Performing Arts Clinton Twp

3pm

586-286-2222

12/03/19

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

12/07/19

Jingle Bell Run

Corner Ballpark Detroit

 

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

 

12/14/19

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

 

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

01/11/20

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

01/16/20

UIS Meeting

GL 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

5-7pm

gliaweb@aol.com  313-964-8700

01/26/20

Ardan World Fundraiser

AOH Hall

3pm

 

 

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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