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

 

Summer Gaelic League Schedule until Labor Day

MONDAY through THURSDAY: open 4:00pm  close 9:00pm (later if busy)

FRIDAY open Noon  close 2:00am

SATURDAY open Noon  close 2:00am

SUNDAY open Noon  close 7:00 pm

TO LEAVE MESSAGE CALL (313) 964-8700

 

Right click and select “REFRESH” for updates to each page.

2018 Gaelic League Officers Elect

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l-r:, M. McLaughlin, B. Helton, R. LaPuma, K. Driscoll, T. Anaya, K. Jenny, T. Jenny, J. Anaya, P. Brown, E. Cole, M. Bongiorno

 

Congratulations 2018 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/11/17

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Roxanne LaPuma

Kathleen Finley

Theresa Anaya

Vice President

Tim Jenny

Erin Keem

Theresa Anaya

Dave Keem

Margaret McLaughlin

Financial Secretary

Mary Bongiorno

 

Sheila Maloney

Kevin Driscoll

 

Treasurer

Erin Keem

 

Jesse Anaya

Patrick Brown

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Eric Cole

 

Katherine Jenny

Bill Helton

 

 

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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

 

 

Gaelic League President Roxanne LaPuma (center) congratulates Kerry Shivers and Dave Robinson for their selection as Gaelic League Volunteers of the Year at the Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Chris Murray playing the spoons

 (click picture for more info)

Click here to Listen to March 4th Remembrance show

 

 

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

MAY 2018 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

APRIL 29

RADIO

Sheila Maloney

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

30

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7-9pm

MAY 1

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

 

2

IDCFC 2018 Annual

Banquet & Fundraiser

see flyer

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

3

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting  6PM

 

4

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

MAY 5

Codgers

8pm-1am

 

6

LIVE BROADCAST

RADIO

41st Annual

St. Pat’s Irish Festival

see flyer

Liam Neary & Erin Keem

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

7

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7-9pm

8

 

 

9

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

10

11

 

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

12

 

Sat Brunch  see flyer

Euchre tournament

 7pm - in hall - $10

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

13

 

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

14

 

Gaelic League Board Meeting 6:30pm

 

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class  7-9pm

 

15

 

FOUI Meeting 8pm

 

16

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

17

 

UIS Mtg 7:30pm

GL Hall

 

18

 

Pat Carey, Mary, & Rob

8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

19

 

Meeting 1:30-3pm

 

McSpillin 8pm-1am

20

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

PUB QUIZ

4-7pm   $5

21

 

Gaelic League Board Meeting 7pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class  7-9pm

 

22

 

23

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

24

Songwriters’ Night

w/ John Freeman & Friends  8pm

 

 

 

25

 

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

 

No Ceili

26

8pm-1am

 

27

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

28

Gaelic League

CLOSED

29

 

30

Emerald Society Meeting 7pm

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

31

 

 

June 1

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

2

Gaelic League

Spring Clean-up 10am

Codgers

8pm-1am

 

June 3

Corktown Tour

Noon-5pm  $15

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LIVE BROADCAST

From Gaelic League

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

4

Anne’s Set Dance Class  7-9pm

 

5

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

 

6

Annual Smelt Fry

Benefits Most Holy Trinity

5-8pm $40 adv

313-965-4450

see flyer

7

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting  6PM

 

8

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

9

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

 

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

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

05/05/18

Annual Pallottine FOUI Golf outing

Wesburn Golf & Country Club

5617 S. Huron Dr, Rockwood, MI

7:00 am Check in

7:30 am Tee off Shotgun start

see flyer

05/05/18

Race Night at the AOH

AOH Hall

Open 5pm, dinner 6pm, race 7pm  $10

313-538-1470 or 248-345-1661

05/06/18

St. Patrick’s Sr Center Irish Festival

58 Parsons – Detroit

1-9pm           $5

www.stpatsctr.org                  see flyer

05/10/18

K of E Burger night benefits St. Christine’s

AOH Hall

6-8 pm          $10

see flyer

05/12/18

Saturday Brunch

Gaelic League

12:30-3:30pm    $15

see flyer

05/12/18

Euchre Tournament

Gaelic League Hall

7pm  $10

313-278-3552

05/12/18

Doo-Wap night at AOH

AOH Hall

7 pm $10 advance, $15 at Door

see flyer

05/14/18

Gaelic League Board Mtg

Gaelic League

6:30pm

 

05/15/18

FOUI Mtg

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

05/17/18

UIS Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

05/19/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

Miigsm.org

05/19/18

Ardan Academy of Irish Dance Recital

Ferndale High School

 

 

05/20/18

Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm   $5

 

05/24/18

Songwriters’ Night w/ John Freeman & friends

Gaelic League

8pm

 

05/31/18

Articles due for July/Aug 2018 newsletter

Gaelic League

 

gliaweb@aol.com

06/02/18

Gaelic League Spring Clean-up

Gaelic League

10am

 

06/02/18

56th Annual Detroit International Feis

Ultimate Soccer Comples, Pontiac

 

www.FeisDetroit.com

06/03/18

Corktown Neighborhood Tour

Gaelic League

12-5pm   $15

 

06/06/18

Most Holy Trinity Annual Smelt Fry

Gaelic League

5pm  $40 adv/$45 door

see flyer    313-965-4450

06/09/18

19th Annual Golf Benefit “The Wesley”

Fern Hill Golf Club – Clinton Twp

7am  $100

Jerry 313-882-4231

06/14/18

Annual Irish Cultural Forum Bloomsday Celebration

Gaelic League Hall

5:30-9pm   $8

313-342-2327

06/15-17

9th Annual Motor City Irish Fest

Greenmead Heritage – Livonia

 

www.motorcityirishfest.com

06/21/18

Songwriters’ Night w/ John Freeman & friends

Gaelic League

8pm

04/19/18

08/04/18

Annual FOUI Couples Dinner Cruise

Clinton River Cruises-152 N River Rd

5-9 pm $40/person all inclusive

see flyer

09/09/18

Ceremonial 1st Pitch Raffle

Dunleavy’s Irish Pub – Allen Park

4pm  tickets $5 or 5/$20

313-475-4675

09/21/18

6th Annual Irish Heritage Night

Comerica Park

Irish Festivities 6pm

313-475-4675

 

 

MICHIGAN IRISH AMERICAN HALL OF FAME NAMES 2017 INDUCTEES

 

The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 class of inductees. The Hall recognizes Irish Americans who have made important contributions in various fields

of life in Michigan. The honorees will be inducted in a ceremony at noon on Saturday, September 16, at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, on the Galway Stage.

 

Photos of new Hall of Fame members

 

      

J.P MCarthy        Edward McNamara        Brian Dunleavy           Edward Sullivan

 

Long-time Detroit radio star J.P. McCarthy will be honored in the category of Arts and Entertainment. He was raised in Detroit, was a U.S. Army veteran, and with his wife Judy

was the father of 6 children. Before his death in 1995, J.P. McCarthy for 30 years was known as the “voice of Detroit,” enthusiastically saluting his early morning audience with his

signature greeting,“Good morning,World!.” J.P.McCarthy was not just a famous entertainer, to his listeners he was a family member. He interviewed prominent persons in many fields, as

well as everyday people. Among his many interests, he was passionate about his Irish heritage, and his annual St.Patrick’s Day show was a “must” event for all of Detroit and beyond. His

award will be presented to the McCarthy family by radio personality Michael Patrick Shiels, McCarthy’s producer and also a member of the Hall of Fame.

 

In the field of Public Service, the inductee will be Edward H. McNamara, former Mayor of Livonia and Wayne County Executive Director. He and his wife Lucille grew up in the

poor Detroit neighborhood of Brightmor. They raised five children while Ed served in public office. For 16 years he was Mayor of Livonia, where his leadership gained recognition of Livonia

as a model city. He then led Wayne County for 16 years as the County Executive Director. Under his leadership, Wayne County’s $135,000,000 deficit was eliminated, two stadiums were

constructed, public parks were improved, the county jail was upgraded, and a new morgue was built. His crowning achievement was the Detroit Metro Airport, where the main terminal bears

his name. Throughout his life he was very active in the Detroit Irish community. He died in 2006, and family members will receive his award.

 

Brian Sean Dunleavy is being honored in the category of Business and Industry. Brian is the son of an Irish immigrant and is a Detroit area native. Starting at the age of 8 years as a

paper boy, he has always exemplified an incomparable work ethic. After graduating from St. Francis Cabrini High School, he was a route salesman for Pepsi and Vernors for 18 years,

winning many top sales awards, and saving his money to achieve his dream of owning an Irish pub. In 1989 in Allen Park, he and his brother Tom opened Dunleavy’s Irish Pub, which has

become one of the most notable Irish pubs in Michigan. Brian is an active leader in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit, the United Irish

Societies, and the Motor City Irish Festival. In 2017 he was the Grand Marshal of the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a role filled by his father 27 years earlier. Brian is married to his wife

Pam, and they have three sons.

 

In the field of Education the Hall of Fame is recognizing Edward J. Sullivan of Flushing. Edward is a Flint native and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. From an early age he was

interested in Irish history and culture, and in his adult life he became active with the Sullivan and O’Sullivan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, where he has been Division

Historian and held every elective office, including 3 terms as Division President and 1 term as AOH State Vice-President. He has been Grand Marshal of Flint’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade,

and has chaired numerous Irish events. He has presented countless educational programs in schools, book clubs, and community events. He and his wife Caron own in Flushing the Irish

shop named Sullivan’s Irish Alley and Travel, Too, and they have guided groups on educational tours to Ireland more than 30 times. In addition, Ed has an impact in many young lives

as a high school head wrestling coach.

 

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. For more information please visit the Hall of Fame website at http://www.michiganirishamericanhalloffame.org.

 

 

Come and visit all the venues in CORKTOWN Detroit

Map courtesy of CORKTOWN Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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