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

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2017 Gaelic League Officers Elect

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l-r: M. Bongiorno, T. Jenny, K. Jenny, R. LaPuma, T. Anaya, S. Waisanen,  K. Driscoll, D. Keem, J. Anaya, E. Keem, P. Brown, J. Kelley, B. Murdock,K. O’Neill

 

Congratulations 2017 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/12/16

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Roxanne LaPuma

Patrick Brown

Mary Bongiorno

Vice President

Kathleen O’Neill

Katherine Jenny

Theresa Anaya

Susan Waisanen

Erin Keem

Financial Secretary

Kathleen Finley

 

Barbara Murdock

Tim Jenny

 

Treasurer

Dave Keem

 

Jesse Anaya

Mary Bongiorno

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Kevin Driscoll

 

Jennifer Kelley

Erin Keem

 

 

 

Click to Listen to Young  Irish Boxers interviewed by Detroit Irish Radio Show host Kathleen O’Neill with Paul & Agnes Gowdy and Mick Gavin on September 24, 2017

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

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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

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

SEPT 24

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

 

25

GL General Meeting

 7pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

26

 

27

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Meeting 7pm

28

Songwriters’ Night

with John Freeman

& Friends   8 PM

 

29

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

SEPT 30

McSpillin 8pm-1am

 

OCT 1

Noon – 5 pm

RADIO

Sheila Maloney

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

Celtic Voices: Traditional Irish Music Sessions

Lynne Reid & Friends

Sessions 2-5pm

2

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

3

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

see flyer

4

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

5

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6 PM

 

6

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

7

PAT CAREY & CO. 

8PM-1AM

 

8

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

Sunday Square Dance

Pot Luck  5:30pm

Dance til 9:30pm   $10

 

 

9

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

10

 

11

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

 

12

Irish Cultural Forum

Speaker    6:30pm  $8

see flyer

 

13

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing Resumes 8-10pm

14

CROCTOBERFEST

see flyer

 

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

15

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

PUB QUIZ SUNDAY

4-7PM  $5

16

GL Board Meeting

 6:30 pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

17

FOUI Meeting 8pm

18

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

19

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall 7:30pm

 

Songwriters’ Night

with John Freeman

& Friends  

Gaelic League 8 PM

 

20

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

21

1:30-3pm

Benefits GAA Youth 7pm  $10

Gaelic League Hall

McSpillin 8pm-1am

 

22

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

“Message of Peace”

0ne man show with

Sean Tyrrell

5pm  $10 member/$15 non

23

GL General Meeting

7 pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

24

25

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Meeting 7pm

26

27

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

28

Irish Themed

Halloween Party

Music featuring

Terry Murphy & Frank Kennedy  8pm-1am

OCT 29

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

30

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

 

31

 

 

NOV 1

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

2

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Cass Park Fundraiser

5-10pm  $15

Spaghetti Dinner & Music

3

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

 

4

Saturday Brunch

12:30-3pm  $10

Square Dance

Pot Luck  6pm

Dance til 11pm   $10

Codgers 8pm-1am

 

 

 

 

~ UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS AT A GLANCE IN METRO DETROIT IRISH COMMUNITY ~

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

10/07/17

Most Holy Trinity 1st Annual Irish Oktoberfest

Gaelic League Hall

Holy Trinity benefit   $50   5pm

See flyer -  313-965-4450

10/07/17

50’s Dance

AOH Hall

Featuring Johnny & the Fenders

734-560-1385

10/08/17

26th Annual Capuchins Souperbowl

American Polish Club – Sterling Hgts

Noon-7pm   $25

586-573-4121  see flyer

10/08/17

Sunday Square Dance

Gaelic League Hall

5pm potluck, 6-10pm dance  $10

 

10/12/17

“What Brexit Means for Ireland

Gaelic League Hall

6:30 pm  $8 -  Dr. Aidan Beatty

Irish Cultural Forum presents     see flyer

10/14/17

Croctober Fest

Gaelic League Hall

$5 entry  or $10 as judge

lizzydew@yahoo.com see flyer

10/14/17

AOH CHARITY BALL

Monaghan K of CHall, Livonia

5:30 pm Mass, 6:30 pm Cocktails

7:30 pm Dinner, 8:30 pm Awards

Tickets, Ads, Info - M. Kelly 734-632-0334

 see flyer

10/15/17

Pub Quiz – proceeds to Children’s Party

Gaelic League

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com   313-96-IRISH     

10/16/17

Gaelic League Board Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

10/17/17

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

10/19/17

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall

7:30 pm

 

10/19/17

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

10/21/17

Trivia Night to benefit GAA Youth Harps

Gaelic League Hall

Doors 6pm, game 7pm   $10

see flyer   734-578-7999

10/21/17

An Gorta Mor Memorial Fundraiser

AOH Hall

6:30-11pm     Donation

Conklin Ceili Band      see flyer

10/22/17

Sean Tyrrell “Message of Peace” Show

Gaelic League

5pm   $10 members/$15 non

gliaweb@aol.com       see flyer

10/23/17

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

10/25/17

Emerald Society Meeting

Gaelic League Lounge

7pm

 

10/28/17

“Irish Themed” Halloween Party

Gaelic League

8pm-1am   RSVP by 10/25

Featuring Terry Murphy & Frank Kennedy

11/02/17

Cass Park Fundraiser

Gaelic League Hall

5-10 pm    $15

see flyer    cass_park_Sunday@yahoo.com

11/02/17

100th Anniv Committee Mtg

Gaelic League

6pm

GLDetroit2020@yahoo.com

11/03/17

50th Annual Pallottine Dance

Italian-American Hall – Livonia

6:30pm cocktails, 7:30 dinner

$70    734-285-2966      see flyer

11/04/17

Saturday Brunch

Gaelic League

12:30-3pm  $15

RSVP by 11/2     313-964-8700

11/04/17

UIS Annual Memorial Mass

Holy Trinity Church - Corktown

4pm

info@oharacpa.net       see flyer

11/04/17

Saturday Night Square Dance

Gaelic League Hall

6-11pm potluck, 7pm dance  $10

 

11/05/17

Music Session w/Lynne

Gaelic League

4-7pm

519-973-1263   lmreid@cogeco.ca

11/07/17

Detroit Irish Music Assoc (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm  - monthly 1st Tues

www.detroitirishmusic.org        see flyer

11/08/17

Irish Dance Performance before game

Little Ceasars Arena

$28 before Pistons 7pm game

248-377-8708      see flyer

11/15-19

Annual Radio Paper Bag Raffle

Gaelic League

Proceeds to Detroit Irish Radio

detroitirishradiio@aol.com

11/15/17

Belleek China Signing Event

Twisted Shamrock – Berkley

2-7pm

see flyer

11/16/17

UIS Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

7:30 pm

 

11/18/17

Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones Concert

Gaelic League

$15 member/ $20 non   8pm

see flyer

11-18/19

Annual LAOH Holiday Bazaar

AOH Hall

 

248-996-8294

11/20/17

Gaelic League Board Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

11/21/17

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

11/27/17

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

11/30/17

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

12/06/17

Celtic Thunder Concert

Fox Theater - Detroit

 

 

12/07/17

100th Anniv Committee Mtg

Gaelic League

6pm

GLDetroit2020@yahoo.com

12/09/17

Christmas Concert w/ Steel City Rovers

Gaelic League Hall

7pm   $15 member/$20 non

www.steelcityrovers.com

01/07/18

Music Session w/Lynne

Gaelic League

2-5pm

519-973-1263   lmreid@cogeco.ca

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 08 July 2015

300 years of Catholic parish registers go online

The records cover the entire island of Ireland

The records cover the entire island of Ireland.

Almost 300 years of Catholic parish registers, containing information on births and marriages,

held by the National Library of Ireland have been made available online.

Thousands of baptismal and marriage certificates, dating from the 1740s to the 1880s can now be accessed online, for free.

The dedicated website has over 390,000 digital images of parish registers.

The parish register records are considered the single-most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census.

Covering more than a 1,000 parishes throughout the island of Ireland, the registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records.

They typically include information such as dates of baptisms and marriages, and the names of key people involved, such as witnesses or godparents.

For most genealogy researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information as they can provide evidence of direct links between one generation and the next. The documents can be accessed online at http://registers.nli.ie/

                                                                                 

                                 

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