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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

Margaret McLaughlin

Roxanne LaPuma

Erin Keem

Kathleen O’Neill

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

 

    

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

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

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

MAY 26

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

27

Gaelic League

CLOSED

28

 

29

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Mtg 7pm

30

 

MAY 31

Mike Ward

8pm-1am

Ardan/Kitty’s Ceili

8-10pm

 

June 1

1st Annual

Irish Language Day

2-5pm

see flyer

McSpillin

8pm-1am

JUNE 2

Corktown Neighborhood Tour 12-5pm

RADIO

LIVE BROADCAST

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

3

 

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

 

4

 

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

 

5

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

6

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6pm

 

7

 

Cavanaugh Plus 1

8pm-1am

NO CEILI

Ceili resumes 9/6/19

 

 

8

 

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

 

 

 

9

RADIO

LIVE BROADCAST

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

10

 

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

11

 

12

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

13

 

Bloomsday Celebration

Doors open 5:30pm

Minimum donation $10

 

 

14

 

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

15

 

The Diggers

8pm-1am

 

16

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RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

17

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

18

FOUI Boat Meeting 6pm

 

19

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

20

SONGWRITERS’ NIGHT

W/JOHN FREEMAN & FRIENDS   8PM

 

21

John Freeman

8pm-1am

 

22

The Devil’s Dew

8pm-1am

 

23

RADIO

Sheila Maloney

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

24

GL Bd Mtg 6:30pm

Anne’s Set Dance

Resumes Sept 9th

 

 

25

 

 

 

26

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Mtg 7pm

27

Arts & Education

Consortium Mtg 6pm

28

The Devil’s Dew

8pm-1am

 

29

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

 

JUNE 30

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

JULY 1

 

2

3

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

4

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GL Closed

5

Cavanaugh Plus 1

8pm-1am

6

McSpillin

8pm-1am

 

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

DATE

    WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

06/15/19

Irish Genealogical Society Fieldtrip

Mill Race Village – 215 Griswold,  Northville

10-11am

miigsm.org

06/18/19

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League

8pm

 

06/20/19

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

06/21-23/19

AOH/LAOH Convention

Livonia

 

 

06/23/19

42nd St. Patrick’s Senior Center Festival

St. Patrick’s Senior Center – 58 Parsons – Detroit

1-9pm   $5 admission

313-833-7080 see flyer    Festival preview

06/24/19

Gaelic League Board Meeting only

Gaelic League

6:30pm

 

06/26/19

Emerald Society Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

06/29/19

Summer Ceili w/Gavin Family

Stony Lake Brewing Co – Saline, MI

8pm    $15

 

07/02/19

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

07/04/19

Independence Day – Gaelic League CLOSED

 

 

 

07/12-13/19

Saline Celtic Festival

 

 

salineceltic.org

07/13/19

Pallottine Mission Fundraiser Golf Outing

Wesburn Golf & Country Club - Rockwood

$90

irishpallottines.org    313-382-4545

07/17/19

100th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Gaelic League

5:30pm

 

07/17/19

Vision Process Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

6:30pm

 

07/18/19

2019 New IAC Members Reception

Gaelic League Hall

5-7pm

RSVP by 7/15  gldetroit2020@yahoo.com

07/18/19

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

07/20/19

Variety Show & Steak & Lobster Dinner

AOH - Redford

Dinner 5-6:30pm, show 7pm

RSVP by 7/15 248-345-1661

07/31/19

Newsletter articles due

GL Sept/Oct issue

 

gliaweb@aol.com

08/01/19

100th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

08/01/19

Gaelic Storm Concert

The Ark316 S Main St -  Ann Arbor

8pm  $25

theark.org

08/2-3/19

170th Highland Games

Greenmead Historical Park - Livonia

 

highlandgames.com   

08/03/19

Annual FOUI Dinner Cruise

Clinton River Cruises 152 N River Rd, Mt Clemens

$40  7pm boarding   see flyer

RSVP by July 22 – Joe 313-885-4772

08/06/19

Armagh Rhymers Performance & DIMA

Gaelic League Hall            Children FREE, Adults $10

Door 5:30pm Show 7pm

see flyer  RSVP by7/31  586-254-3541

08/08/19

Altan in Concert

The Ark316 S Main St -  Ann Arbor

8-11pm

theark.org

08/16/19

Elvis Night – Detroit Irish Radio Fundraiser

GL -  Johnny & The Fenders & Eastside Elvis

8pm-1am      raffles, snacks

Theme attire encouraged

08/22/19

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

08/24/19

Saturday Brunch Series

Gaelic League  - 100th Anniversary Sneak & Peak

12:30-3pm   $15 member/$20 non

RSVP by 8/22   586-254-3541 

08/29/19

Aoife Scott Concert

GL Hall

$15  Doors 6pm, Concert 7pm

 

09/06/19

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili Resumes

GL Hall

8-10pm

734-762-0997

09/06-07/19

A Celtic Weekend

Downtown Berkley – Street Fair

 

countyoaklandirishfest.org

09/07/19

IGSM  meetings resume

GL Hall

1:30pm

 

09/09/19

Anne McCallum’s Set Dancing resumes

GL

7-9pm

 

09/15/19

Monthly Pub Quiz resumes

GL

4-7pm  $5

 

09/20/19

Irish Heritage Night

Comerica Park

6 pm, Game 7:10 pm $29 per ticket

see flyer

09/21/19

Ireland’s Great Hunger Seminar

GL – sponsored by ICF & IGSM

1pm  Ryan Mahoney speaker

IGHMSeminar2019@yahoo.com

09/21/19

Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting

GL  

7-9pm  $20 members

 

10/19/19

Irish Cultural Forum presents Black 47 movie

GL Hall

4pm

 

10/26/19

Halloween Party

GL            games, music, food

7pm   $10

 

 

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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