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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

For inquiries regarding membership, please click this link  MEMBERSHIP

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

 

"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! 2020 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/09/19

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Theresa Anaya

Patrick Brown

Kathleen Finley

Vice President

Eric Cole

Graham Sheckels

Roxanne LaPuma

Bill Helton

Katie Sperry

Financial Secretary

Kathleen Finley

 

Jesse Anaya

Kitty Heinzman

 

Treasurer

Kathleen O’Neill

 

Dave Keem

Mike Clyne

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Katherine Jenny

Bill Miller

Kerry Shivers

 

 

 

 

Queen of the Detroit United Irish Societies

Congratulations to the 2020 Queen and her court!

Winners selected February 8, 2020, at the Gaelic League

Queen- Claudia Rea (Center)
1st runner up- Brigid Devlin (Left)
2nd runner up- Shannon Murray (Right)

 

Group Photo of current and past Grand Marshals on February 9, 2020, Grand Marshal Lunch at the AOH Hall

 

l-r: Seated: N. Cassidy 2013,P. Gowdy 2019,A. Gowdy 2019,Peggy Gray 2020 (center), J & K. Treanor 2010, M. Kerwin 2001

 

l-r Standing: P. O’Hara 2008, K. Dewan-O’Neill 2004, J. Dewan 2015, D. Hayes 2012, K. Heinzman 2016, B. Dunleavy 2017, E. Keem 2018, D Keem 2018

 

 

Congratulations to our 2020 GL volunteers of the Year

Mike Clyne(l),  Bill Mille® with President, Theresa Anaya©

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                       UIS SCHOLARSHIP

 

For the first time in 2020, the United Irish Societies (UIS) will be awarding scholarships to young men and women who are active in the Irish community. We are excited to see this program grow as it represents an important part of the mission of the UIS.

Our Mission Statement aims “to maintain the American ideals of liberty, uphold the principles on which America was founded and to help promote Irish heritage and culture for people, clubs, societies and other groups of Irish ancestry.”  This Scholarship, reserved for young men and women of Irish ancestry, aids in our mission.

To be considered as a recipient you must be a High School Senior or completed High School and have performed or made a commitment to community service in the Metro Detroit Irish community by the time the scholarship is awarded in June of the current year. The focus of this award is on service to community.

Deadline is May 1, 2020.  Scholarships will be presented to the winners in June 2020 at the Motor City Irish Festival.

Please contact the Scholarship Committee with any Questions                     Click for the UIS Scholarship Application.

 

  FEBRUARY 2020 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

FEB 2

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

3

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

4

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9 PM

5

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

6

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting 6pm

 

7

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Devil’s Dew

8:30pm-12:30am

8

Terry Murphy

8:30pm-12:30am

9

 

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

10

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

11

12

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

13

 

14

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Colm Graham

8:30pm-12:30am

15

1:30-3pm

 

 

The Diggers

8:30pm-12:30am

16

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

26th Anniversary

Pub Quiz 4-7pm $5

17

 

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

18

 

FOUI Meeting 8pm

 

 

 

19

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

20

 

UIS Meeting 7:30 pm AOH

 

 

SONGWRITERS’ NIGHT

w/John Freeman

&  friends  8pm GL

 

21

 

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8-10pm

Codgers

8:30pm-12:30am

22

 

Terry Murphy

8:30pm-12:30am

23

 

RADIO

LIVE BROADCAST

PARADE KICK OFF PARTY

See flyer

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

24

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

GL Board Mtg 6:30pm

General Mtg 7:30pm

 

25

 

26

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

27

 

 

 

28

LENTEN FISH DINNER

5-8PM

Kitty’s Ardan Ceili

8:30-10pm

Madigan’s Attic

8:30pm-12:30am

29

Terry Murphy & Colm Graham

8:30pm-12:30am

 

March 1

RADIO

Sheila Maloney

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

2

Anne Set Dance

7-9pm

 

3

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9 PM

4

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

5

100th Anniversary

Committee Meeting 6pm

 

6

LENTEN FISH DINNER

5-8PM

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

7

McSpillin

8:30pm-12:30am

 

 

~ UPCOMING 2020 EVENTS AT A GLANCE IN METRO DETROIT IRISH COMMUNITY ~

DATE

    WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

02/01/20

Open House in Memory of Tim O’Hare

Monaghan KofC – Farmington RdLivonia

2-8pm  cash bar

 

02/01/20

St. Brigid’s Mass & Pot Luck

AOH Hall

Doors open 3:30, Mass 4pm

 

02/04/20

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

02/08/20

QDUIS Competition Finals

Gaelic League

5:30 pm Doors open, 7pm Program

see flyer      QueenDUIS.com

02/09/20

Grand Marshal Brunch

AOH Hall    12:30pm Mass, brunch follows

$15 adults, $10 children

313-585-9023   doors open at noon  see flyer

02/09/20

Kitty Donohoe Birthday Concert

The Ark in Ann Arbor

$20   7:30pm

theark.org

02/12/20

Thomas W Killon PhD presentation

GL Hall – sponsor by Inc Soc IA Lawyers

6pm

RSVP  jcupples@fbmjlaw.com

02/13/20

Grand Marshal Dinner sponsored by Kof E

AOH Hall

6:30 pm Cocktails 7 pm Dinner $15

see flyer   knightsofequity@aol.com

02/15/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

02/15/20

Irish Language Day

Eastern Michigan University

10 am – 2 pm

see flyer

02/15/20

Court of St. Brigid Program

AOH Hall 23500 Five Mile Rd, Redford

7:30 pm $5 at Door

www.ctofstbrigid.com       see flyer

02/16/20

26th Anniversary Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

 

02/16/20

Euchre Tournament

AOH Hall

$20  doors 1pm ga,e 2pm

 

02/18/20

FOUIs Meeting

GL Hall

8pm

 

02/20/20

Songwriters’ Night

GL

8pm

313-964-8700

02/20/20

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall - Redford

7:30pm

 

02/21-23/20

Riverdance

Fox Theatre – Detroit

F 7:30pm, S 2 & 7:30, S 1:30 & 6:30

313pres.co/30BkO56

02/23/20

St Patrick’s Parade Kick Off

AOH Hall - Redford

12-7pm   $10 minimum

detroitstpatrickparade.org             see flyer

02/23/20

St Patrick’s Parade Application Deadline

 

 

detroitstpatrickparade.org

02/24/20

Lunasa concert

The Ark in Ann Arbor

$25   8pm

theark.org

02/28/20

Friday Lenten Fish Dinners begin thru April 10th

GL

5-8pm     

gliaweb@aol.com

03/03/20

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

03/03/20

Jigjam concert

The Ark in Ann Arbor

$20   8pm

theark.org

03/04/20

Pistons Irish Heritage Night

Little Ceasars Arena

7pm                     see flyer

Pistons.com/IRISH   313-771-7645

03/05/20

We Banjo 3

The Ark in Ann Arbor

$20   8pm

theark.org

03/07/19

Ardan World Fundraiser

Blossom Heath

6pm

 

03/08/20

Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward

 

 

 

03/11/20

Karan Casey Concert

The Ark in Ann Arbor

$20   8pm

theark.org

03/12/20

Mandatory Marching Orders

GL

6pm

detroitstpatrickparade.org

03/13/20

Painting of the Shamrocks

GL

11am

detroitstpatrickparade.org

03/14/20

15th Annual St Patrick’s/St Joseph’s Party

Century Banquet Center – Sterling Hgts

$25  6-11pm   dinner served til 8:30

patjoe20.eventbrite.com          see flyer

03/15/20

UIS St. Patrick’s Parade – Celebrations follow

Corktown – Michigan Ave

1pm

detroitstpatrickparade.org

03/16/20

Red Wings – Irish Heritage Night

Little Ceasars Arena

7:30pm              see flyer

DetroitRedWings.com/UIS   313-471-7154

03/17/20

FSSP St Patrick’s Day

V.F.W. Hall  17075 Anita, Fraser, MI

Noon Mass $5 Donation after Mass

see flyer

30/17/20

Annual St Patrick’s Day

Hellenic Cultural Center 36375 Joy Rd, Westland

2 pm    $10

see flyer   313-537-3489

03/22/20

Monthly Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com

03/27/20

GL Newsletter Mar/Apr articles due

 

 

gliaweb@aol.com

03/28/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

04/04/20

Children’s Easter Party

GL      RSVP 4/1/20  

2-4pm

586-254-3541

04/07/20

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

04/12/20

Easter Rising Commemoration Mass & Potluck

GL      RSVP

4pm

gliaweb@aol.com      313-964-8700

04/18/20

Paint N’ Pizza hosted by McAuley LAOH

AOH Hall

12-4pm

 

04/18/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

04/16/20

Songwriters’ Night

GL

8pm

 

04/19/20

Monthly Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com

04/19/20

Doctors Without Borders

Conor O’Neill’s - Ann Arbor

2-10 pm  Donation at door

see flyer   313-537-3489

04/21/20

FOUIs Meeting

GL Hall

8pm

 

04/25/20

LAOH State Dance

AOH Hall 25300 Five Mile, Redford

Doors open 6 pm Dance 7:30 $10

see flyer

04/26/20

QUIS Spring Ceili

 

 

 

05/01/20

Deadline to submit UIS Scholarship Application

 

 

see flyer

05/05/20

Detroit Irish Musician Association (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9pm

detroitirishmusic.org

05/14/20

Knights of Equity Burger Night

AOH Hall

 

 

05/16/20

Irish Genealogical Society of MI

GL Hall

1:30pm

miigsm.org

05/17/20

Monthly Pub Quiz

GL

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com

 

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.

 

 

Come and visit all the venues in CORKTOWN Detroit

Map courtesy of CORKTOWN Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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