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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Questions/Comments? e-mail GLIAWeb@aol.com

 

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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

 

 

Congratulations!

Dave & Erin Keem

2018 Detroit St Patrick Parade Grand Marshals

2018 Theme: Detroit Irish celebrates our own Blessed Solanus Casey

Parade Day: March 11, 2018

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

DECEMBER 2017 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

 NOV 26

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

27

GL General Meeting

7 pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

28

29

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Meeting 7pm

30

Songwriters’ Night

with John Freeman

& Friends

Gaelic League 8 PM

 

DEC 1

Cavanaugh Plus One

 8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

DEC 2

Codgers 8pm-1am

DEC 3

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

Children’s Christmas Party  2pm 

RSVP in advance

No walk-ins

4

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

 

5

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

See Flyer

6

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

7

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting  6PM

 

 

8

Patrick Carey,

 Robert, & Mary

8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

Diggers Christmas

9

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Corktown Aglow see flyer

 

Steel City Rovers

7pm  $15 mem/ $20 non

see flyer

Terry Murphy

In lounge 8pm-1am

10

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

11

Gaelic League

 Elections 7pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

12

Chowder Sing 7pm

American House

13

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

14

 

15

The Devil’s Dew

 w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

16

TBA

 

17

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

18

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

19

FOUI Meeting 8pm

20

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

21

Songwriters’ Night

with John Freeman

& Friends

Gaelic League 8 PM

 

 

 

 

 

22

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

 

No Ceili

23

Terry &Frank

8pm-1am

24

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

25

Nolliag Shona!

Merry Christmas!

Gaelic League closed

26

 

 

27

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Meeting 6:30pm

28

 

 

 

29

John Freeman & Friends

8pm-1am

 

NO CEILI

30

McSpillin  8pm-1am

 

 

DEC 31

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

New Year’s Eve Party

7pm Irish Toast

DJ Paddy

JAN 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Gaelic League closed

2

3

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

4

5

Cavanaugh Plus One

 8pm-1am

 

NO CEILI

JAN 6

Codgers 8pm-1am

 

 

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

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

12/03/17

Gaelic League Children’s Christmas Party

Gaelic League Hall

2pm   RSVP  by 11/28

313-96-Irish   gliaweb@aol.com  see flyer

12/04/17

Andy Cooney Christmas Concert

AOH Hall

6pm    $25   www.detroitaoh.org

smcnicholas120@sbcglobal.net  see flyer

12/06/17

Real Irish Travel Informational Meeting

Real Irish – Brighton

7-8:30pm  RSVP  734-846-2025

Realirish.com   info@realirish.com  see flyer

12/06/17

Celtic Thunder Concert

Fox Theater - Detroit

 

http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/fox-theatre

12/07/17

100th Committee Anniv Mtg

Gaelic League

6pm

GLDetroit2020@yahoo.com

12/08/17

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s Christmas Party

O’Halloran’s Irish Pub – Mt. Clemens

8pm-?  $15     Diggers perform

see flyer

12/09/17

2nd Annual Corktown-A-Glow

Corktown Neighborhood & GL

 

see flyer

12/09/17

Christmas Concert w/ Steel City Rovers

Gaelic League Hall

7pm   $15 member/$20 non

www.steelcityrovers.com     see flyer

12/11/17

Gaelic League Elections

Gaelic League

7pm

 

12/15/17

Cathie Ryan Concert

Franenthal Theater – Muskegon

7:30pm

http://frauenthal.org/

12/16/17

Cathi Ryan

“The Block” – Western Ave - Muskegon

 

www.cathieryan.com

12/16/17

Blackthorn Concert

The ArkAnn Arbor

8pm  $20

www.theark.org     734-761-1800

12/19/17

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

12/21/17

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

12/29-12/30/18

Mick Gavin’s Crossroads Ceili

The Ark316 S Main St, Ann Arbor

7:30pm  $20, add $10 for dinner & show pkg at Conor O’Neill’s

www.theark.org   734-763-8587

12/31/17

98th New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Pat

Gaelic League

7pm Irish Toast   8pm – 1am

 

01/07/18

Music Session w/Lynne

Gaelic League

2-5pm

519-973-1263   lmreid@cogeco.ca

01/1318

8th Annual Little Christmas Wine Tasting

Gaelic League Hall

7-9pm  $25  RSVP by 1/10/18

 

01/14/18

Detroit Irish Radio Fundraiser

AOH Hall  - 25300 5 Mile Rd - Redford

1-6pm

Live broadcast 1-3pm

01/15/18

Gaelic League Board Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

01/16/18

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

01/18/18

UIS Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

7:30 pm

 

01/20/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

Miigsm.org

01/21/18

Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm     $5

 

01/22/18

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

01/28/18

QUIS rehearsal

Gaelic League Hall

12pm

www.QueenDUIS.com

01/27/18

4th Annual Robbie Burns Celebration

Gaelic League

8pm-1am

 

01/29/18

Articles due for March/April 2018 newsletter

Gaelic League

 

gliaweb@aol.com

02/03/18

Queen of the UIS Pageant

Gaelic League Hall

5pm

http://www.QueenDUIS.com

02/10/18

Kitty’s Valentine Ceili

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

02/10/18

Terry Murphy Live Recording

Gaelic League Lounge

8pm-1am

 

02/11/18

Grand Marshal Brunch

AOH Hall – Redford

 

 

 

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

 

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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