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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

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

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

JULY 1

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

2

 

3

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

4

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GL Closed

5

 

 

 

6

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

 

7

Codgers

8pm-1am

 

8

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

9

 

10

 

11

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

12

 

13

Carl Henry

8pm-1am

14

Saturday Brunch

12:30-3:30

see flyer

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

15

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

16

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Gaelic League Board Meeting 6:30pm

17

FOUI Meeting

8pm

 

18

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

19

Songwriters’ Night

w/ John Freeman & Friends  8pm

 

20

 

Mike Ward

8pm-1am

21

McSpillin

8p-1am

22

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

23

 

24

 

25

 

7pm Meeting

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

26

 

27

Ron Jewell &

           Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

 

 

28

 

Katie Else

CD Release 8pm

MURPHY

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

JULY 29

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

30

 

31

 

 

AUG 1

Sept/Oct Articles Due

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

2

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6pm

 

3

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

 

Aug 4

Patrick Rob & Mary

8pm-1am

 

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

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

6/22-7/03

Twisted Shamrock 13th Anniversary Sale

3074 Twelve Mile – Berkley

 

twistedshamrock.com

07/03/18

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

07/07/18

Detroit Wolfe Tones vs Cleveland St Pats

Belle Isle Park - Detroit

2pm

 

07/13/18

Ricky D Fundraiser

Gaelic League

6pm - midnight

 

07/14/18

Christmas in July

Ponyride – 1401 VermontDetroit

12-6pm 

Market Place Open House

07/14/18

Irish Folklore Brunch, Program, & Music

Gaelic League

12:30-3:30pm  $15, $20 guest

313-964-8700  see flyer  rsvp 7/12/18

07/18/18

Celebration of Celtic Culture Mass & Novena

Ste. Anne Church  1000 Ste Anne Detroit

7pm

313-496-1701   ste-anne.org  see flyer

07/19/18

Songwriters’ Night w/ John Freeman & friends

Gaelic League

8pm

 

07/20/18

Steak & Lobster Dinner

AOH Hall

$30 adv ONLY by 7/14  dinner 5-6:30pm

248-345-1661  see flyer     rsvp 7/14/18

07/20-22/18

36th Annual Cleveland Irish Festival

Berea, Ohio

 

see flyer

07/21/18

Parking Lot Fndraiser

AOH Hall

6pm  $15 includes pizza, salad, etc

 

07/27/18

Co. Oakland Irish Fest Fundraiser

Am Legion #374  2079 12 Mile Berkley

6:30pm sign in, 7:30pm start

see flyer

07/28/18

Summer Trivia Night – Radio Fundraiser

AOH Hall

6pm door/ trivia 7pm

detroitirishradio@aol.com    see flyer

07/28/18

Katie Else CD Release Party

Gaelic League Hall

$10      8pm

 

08/01/18

Articles due for Sept/Oct 2018 newsletter

Gaelic League

 

gliaweb@aol.com

08/02/18

100th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

08/03-04/18

Highland Games

Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia

 

248-526-1849  highlandgames.com

08/04/18

Annual FOUI Couples Dinner Cruise

Clinton River Cruises-152 N River Rd

7-11 pm $40/person all inclusive

see flyer  rsvp by 7/23    313-885-4772

08/06/18

Young Dubliners

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm    $25

theark.org

08/07/18

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

08/07/18

The Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm    $21

theark.org

08/10/18

Last day to submit Auditions for National Anthem

see flyer

08/11/18

Lansing Eastside Folklife Festival

Allen Neighborhood Ctr - Lansing

10-8pm

engage.msu.edu/LEFF               see flyer

08/11/18

Ardan Pub Quiz

AOH Hall

6pm door/ trivia 7pm

see flyer

08/16/18

Songwriters’ Night w/ John Freeman & friends

Gaelic League

8pm

 

08/17/18

Remembering Elvis

Gaelic League

8pm-1am

detroitirishradio@aol.com   

08/22/18

Connla Concert

Gaelic League Hall

7pm  $10/$15 guest

see flyer

08/24/18

Cuig

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm    $15

theark.org

08/26/18

AOH Picnic

Stymelski ParkLivonia

Mass noon

 

09/04/18

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

09/05/18

100th Anniversary Committee Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

09/06/18

Irish Cultural Forum Roundtable

Gaelic League Hall

6:30-8:30pm

313-342-2327

09/07/18

Kitty Heinzman’s Ceili resumes

Gaelic League Hall

8-10pm

 

09/08/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1pm

miigsm.org

09/09/18

Ceremonial 1st Pitch Raffle

Dunleavy’s Irish Pub – Allen Park

4pm  tickets $5 or 5/$20

313-475-4675

09/10/18

Anne McCallum’s Set Dance resumes

Gaelic League

 

 

09/16/18

Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm  $5

313-964-8700      gliaweb@aol.com

09/19/18

Aoife Scott

Gaelic League

7pm  $10/$15 guest

313-964-8700      gliaweb@aol.com

09/21/18

6th Annual Irish Heritage Night

Comerica Park

Irish Festivities 6pm

313-475-4675

09/29/18

Euchre Tournament

Gaelic League

 

313-964-8700      gliaweb@aol.com

10/02/18

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm

detroitirishmusic.org

10/06/18

Celtic Thunder X

Fox Theater – Detroit

7:30pm

313presents.com

10/14/18

27th Annual Fr Solanus Casey Souperbowl Benefit

Polish Century Club – Sterling Hgts

 

 

11/04/18

Inis-Ceol 25 year Celebration & CD Release Party

Gaelic League Hall

1-7 pm 

see flyer   call for more info 313-386-3643

 

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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