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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

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 Queen of UIS WINNERS

l-r:  (2nd Claudia Rea, Queen – Caleigh Griffin, 1st Abby Howles)

 

          

 

  

 

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

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

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

JAN 27

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

28

 

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

29

 

30

Emerald Society Mtg  7pm

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

31

Visionary Process Meeting

6pm

 

 

FEB 1

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

Ardan/Kitty’s Ceili

8-10pm

2

Queen of the UIS pageant 7pm

The Devil’s Dew

8pm-1am

FEB 3

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill W/

Grand Marshal Guests

Paul & Agnes Gowdy

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

4

Gaelic League

Membership Mtg  Rescheduled 7:30pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

 

 

5

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

 

6

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

 

7

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6pm

 

 

8

BEATLES NIGHT

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Radio raffle fundraiser

see flyer  

Larry Larson and

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Ardan/Kitty’s Ceili

8-10pm

9

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

10

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

Grand Marshals’ Brunch

see flyer  

 

11

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

12

 

13

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

14

 

15

Codgers

8pm-1am

Ardan/Kitty’s Ceili

8-10pm

16

1:30-3PM

McSpillin

8pm-1am

 

17

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

Pub Quiz 4-7pm  $5

18

 

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

19

FOUI Meeting

8pm

 

20

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

21

Songwriters’ Night

w/ John Freeman &

Friends  8pm

 

UIS MEETING  7:30PM

AOH Hall

22

Cavanaugh Plus 1

8pm-1am

No Ceili

23

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

Feb 24

PARADE FUNDRAISER

LIVE BROADCAST

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

25

Gaelic League

Membership Mtg  7 pm

Anne’s Set Dance

7-9pm

26

 

27

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Mtg 7pm

28

SINEAD O’CONNER TRIBUTE 7:15PM

see flyer  

March 1

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Ardan/Kitty’s Ceili

8-10pm

2

The Diggers

8pm-1am

 

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

DATE

    WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

 

 

 

 

 

02/02/19

Queen of the United Irish Society Pageant

Gaelic League Hall

Doors open 5pm    7 pm

Application packet

02/03/19

Super Bowl Party

AOH Hall

5pm   big screen

detroitaoh.org

02/05/19

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

02/07/19

100th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

gldetroit2020@yahoo.com

02/08/19

Beatles’ Night – radio raffles

Gaelic League- Larry Larson /Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

see flyer  

02/09/19

Doo-Wop Night

AOH Hall – Redford

Door 6pm   Entertainment 8pm  $20

313-231-2413  see flyer  

02/10/19

Grand Marshals’ Brunch

VFW Hall, 17075 Anita Ave, Fraser, MI 48026

Door 11:15, Noon Mass,  $15 adults, $10 under 12 yrs

586-242-5013 see flyer  

02/14/19

Grand Marshals’ Dinner/ Radio Show Fundraiser

AOH Hall –Redford        raffles benefit Irish Radio

6:30 pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner $12

see flyer  

02/16/19

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

02/16/19

Court of St Brigid Program

AOH Hall

7pm   $5

see flyer   ctofstbrigid.com   313-475-7405

02/17/19

Euchre Tournament

AOH Hall  -  walk ins welcome

Door 1pm, game 2pm  $20

 

02/17/19

25th Anniversary Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm   $5

 

02/19/19

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

02/21/19

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall - Redford

7:30pm

 

02/21/19

Kitty Donohoe in Concert

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm  $20

theark.org

02/23/19

2019 St. Patrick Parade Application Deadline

 

 

detroitstpatricksparade.com

02/23/19

Family Feud

AOH Hall

Door 5:30pm  Game 7pm  $5

detroitaoh.org

02/23/19

Friendly Son‘s Grand Marshal  Meet & Greet

Colleen’s Irish Pub 32307 Harper, S.C.S,

1-4 pm $10 rsvp by 2/18/19

see flyer  

02/24/19

St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser

Gaelic League

Noon to 7pm   $10 minimum

detroitstpatricksparade.com     see flyer  

02/27-28/19

We Banjo 3

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm  $40/25

theark.org

02/28/19

Dangerous Days – Performance Tribute to Sinead O’Connor – Benefit Ruth Ellis Center

Gaelic League Hall

7-10:45pm

see flyer  

03/01/19

“Wearing of the Green” Dinner Dance

Crystal GardensSouthgate

Irish Pallottine Fathers  6pm   $40

734-285-2966

03/01/19

Music Hall Rhythm of the Dance

350 Madison Detroit

8 pm $50, 40, 30 Buy 1, get 1 Free

see flyer  

03/01-17/19

Dancing at Lughnasa

The Citadel Stage 609 Huron Ave., Port Huron

enterstageright.org for times & cost

see flyer  

03/03/19

Irish Heritage Day

AOH Hall – sponsored by LAOH Rose Kennedy Div

Noon- mass

313-310-4618 or 248-474-6577

03/07/19

Mandatory Meeting to receive Marching Orders

Gaelic League Hall

6pm

detroitstpatricksparade.com

03/07/19

UIS Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

7:30pm

detroitstpatricksparade.com

03/08/19

Painting of the Shamrocks

Meet at Gaelic League & proceed to Irish Plaza

11am

detroitstpatricksparade.com

03/8-9/19

Blackthorn in Concert

Farmington Players Barn Theatre

7:30pm   $23   sr/student $21

248-473-1848

03/09/19

14th Annual St Patrick St Joseph Party

American Polish Century Club

33204 Maple Lane Sterling Heights

6-11 pm Dinner until 8:30 pm $25

see flyer   586-264-7990

03/10/19

Annual Corktown Races

Roosevelt Park Start – Corktown Detroit

Advance RSVP March 2-8

corktownrace.com

03/10/19

61st Annual Detroit St Patrick’s Parade

Assembles 11:30am 6th & Michigan Ave

Starts promptly at 1pm

detroitstpatricksparade.com

03/12/19

Druids Concert

AOH Hall

5pm door, Codgers 6pm, concert 7

detroitaoh.org   $20

03/17/19

St. Patrick’s Day - Irish Entertainment

Gaelic League & AOH

 

 

03/23/19

Saturday Brunch Series

Gaelic League

12:30-3pm   $15 member/$20 non

313-964-8700  see flyer

03/23/19

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

AOH Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

03/29/19

May/June 2019 Newsletter Articles due

Gaelic League

 

gliaweb@aol.com

04/28/19

Doctors without Borders

Connor O’Neill’s – Ann Arbor

2-10 pm

see flyer  

06/7-9/19

Motor City Irish Fest

Greenmeade Historical Park – Livonia

 

motorcityirishfest.com  

 

MICHIGAN IRISH AMERICAN HALL OF FAME 2018 INDUCTEES

 

     The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 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 15, 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 Arts and Entertainment the Hall of Fame is honoring Michigan’s legendary Blackthorn         

     Band is being honored in the Arts and Entertainment Category.  For more than 30 years Blackthorn has

     pioneered and promoted traditional Irish music throughout Michigan and far beyond, and has earned

     an international reputation for performing at the highest levels of professional musicianship. The band’s

     members, Richard McMullan, Dennis Green, Gary McMullen, Fred Klein, and David Mosher, have

     dedicated themselves to preserving the values of traditional Irish music, while also introducing their

     own unique instrumentals and vocals to their audiences. Comfortably performing at venues from

     grand concert stages to small pubs, Blackthorn is proudly Michigan’s own premier Irish band. 

 

     For nearly 50 years John McMurray was the meteorologist for Michigan’s most powerful and popular

     radio and television broadcaster, WJR. He became a household name, and people from all walks

     of life started their day by listening to John McMurray. Many prominent businesses relied upon

    John McMurray to help decide when their goods and services should flow across Michigan. Long

    before radar and computers became common in weather forecasting, John McMurray earned his

    reputation as one of the best weatherman in the country. He still provides weather forecasting on

    the popular statewide radio program “Michigan’s Big Show,” hosted by radio personality Michael Patrick

    Shiels. He also continues to teach meteorology at Saginaw Valley State University. For his exceptional

    broadcast career benefitting the public, the Hall of Fame inducts John McMurray in the area of 

    Public Service.

 

    Muskegon native Mark Martin has been one of America’s top professional sports fishermen for more

    than 30 years, and is to be inducted in the field of Sports. He is a former World Champion

   Professional Walleye Fisherman, is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and in

   2001 was National Angler of the Year.  During his career he has participated in more than 200

   fishing tournaments and won more than $400,000 in prize winnings. He promotes the sport of

   fishing in Michigan, across the U.S, and in Canada, through television programs, outdoor sports

   shows, seminars, fishing clinics, and other events. He has introduced countless children to the lifelong

   sport of fishing through his children’s fishing clinics. His upper Michigan winter ice fishing schools

   bring to our state some of our country’s best professional fishermen and outdoor writers as instructors,

   and have spread Michigan’s reputation as a year-round fishing destination. He is a prolific author of

   books and articles, and has been honored as a member of the Michigan Outdoor Writers Hall of Fame.

   He’s a sponsored Pro-Staff member who represents and advises many sports fishing manufacturers and

   service providers.

 

   In her career spanning more than 40 years in communities across Michigan, Shiela Dunleavy Mund

   demonstrated an uncommon dedication to improving elementary and secondary education. As either

   a teacher or administrator in Berrien Springs, Tawas, Muskegon, Montague, Dearborn, and Detroit,

   she impacted generations of students with her passion for learning and achievement in students’ lives.

   She has been recognized as a member of the Michigan Speech Coaches Hall of Fame, the Ford Motor             

   Partnership-in-Education, the Michigan Champ Technology Team, and as a Teacher of the Year. 

   She is also a Lifetime International Thespian Honoree. Throughout her life she has selflessly

   devoted herself to numerous charitable causes supported by Irish American organizations, such as

   the Catherine McAuley Ladies Order of Hibernians, the United Irish Societies, the Detroit Irish American

   Club, the  Motor City Irish Fest, the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the St. Patrick’s Senior Center, and the

   Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame is proud to induct Shiela Dunleavy

   Mund in the field of Education.

 

   M.L. Mickey Knight is to be inducted in the area of Public Service. He has dedicated his life to public service

   as an educator, legislator, and lobbyist, always displaying integrity and professionalism. Mickey graduated

   from Adrian High School, where he excelled as a leading multi-sport athlete. He then attended Michigan

   State University, where he was a varsity baseball player. He also played for the Gold Medal winning

   American Exhibition Baseball Team at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. After graduating from MSU with

   bachelor’s  and master’s degrees, he served as a teacher, coach and administrator, primarily in the Muskegon

   Public Schools District. He is a lifelong member of the Muskegon Irish American Society. In 1978 he left

   education to work in economic  development, and Governor Milliken appointed him to the Board of Trustees

   of Grand Valley State University. In 1980 he was elected as the State Representative from the Muskegon

   area, and he served in the Michigan Legislature for 12 years, where he earned respect on both sides of 

   the aisle. Governor Blanchard appointed him to a special committee with Attorney General Frank Kelley

   that travelled to Ireland at the invitation of the Irish American Partnership, and for the next ten years

   Mickey assisted in fundraising activities supporting peace projects in Ireland. In 1993 he left the legislature

   and founded Knight Consulting, a multi-client lobbying firm based in Lansing. He remains involved in

   issues affecting the citizens of Michigan, and is especially endeared to the Muskegon area and its

   Michigan Irish Music Festival.

 

   Patricia McCormick Baese, who will be inducted in the category of Education, has been a lifelong

   resident of the predominately Irish mid-Michigan village of Hubbardston. She graduated from Wayne

   State University with her degree in Education and Dance, and she taught middle school physical

   education and gymnastics in Montcalm County until her retirement. She then took Irish dance lessons and

   became so skilled that in 1998 she founded the Hubbardston Irish Dance Troupe. For 15 years this popular

   troupe of Irish dancers performed all across Michigan, and also travelled twice to dance at Disney

   World. In her small town she gave children the chance to learn Irish dance, and with pride her

   community saw their children learn a beautiful art form, and gain self-confidence and remarkable

   poise through performing before large audiences. The dance troupe has continued to prosper and grow

   under new leaders trained by Patricia. In 1990 she opened an Irish gift shop in Hubbardston, called the

  Celtic Path. Patricia’s store is not only a fine source of Irish gift items, but has also become an Irish cultural

  center for the surrounding area.

 

  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 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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