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

 

Gaelic League President Roxanne LaPuma (center) congratulates Kerry Shivers and Dave Robinson for their

selection as Gaelic League Volunteers of the Year at the Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

 

 

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 12:30 pm Sharp!

Congratulations!

2018 Queen & Court of the Detroit United Irish Societies 2/3/18 at Gaelic League

2018 Queen & Court of St. Brigid 2/17/18 at AOH

Green Sash – Court of St. Brigid                                          White Sash- DQUIS & Court

l-r:#1 Katy LeWalk, Brigid Devlin, QCSB-Eleanor Dolowy,   QDUIS Taylor Beachan, #2Regan Lezotte,  Emilia McCotter

 

Radio Easter Raffle

Tickets $5 each

Drawing March 30, 2018

1st Prize – Irish Food Basket

2nd Prize – Basket of Irish Items

3rd Prize – Irish Blessing Wall Hanging

Need not be present to win

 

 

 

  

 

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

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

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

JAN 28

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

Queen of Detroit UIS

Rehearsal 12-3pm

Gaelic League Hall

29

Anne’s Set Dance Class  7:30-9:30pm

 

March/April

Newsletter Articles Due

30

 

31

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Meeting 7pm

FEB 1

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting  6PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEB 2

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

FEB 3

 

Queen of Detroit UIS

Pageant  doors open 5pm

 

Codgers 8pm-1am

 

4

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

5

No Set Dance

 

6

Detroit Irish

Music Association

(DIMA) SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

 

7

100th Anniversary

Visionary Mtg 6:30pm

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

8

 

9

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

10

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Valentines Ceili Fundraiser

DJ Pat  $10   see flyer

 

Terry Murphy

In lounge 8pm-1am

LIVE RECORDING

11

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

12

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

13

 

14

Ash Wednesday

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

 

15

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall 7:30pm

16

Lenten Fish Fry 5-8pm

Pat Carey, Mary, & Rob

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8:30-10:30pm

17

Meeting 1:30-3pm

 

McSpillin  8pm-1am

 

 

18

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

24th Anniversary

Pub Quiz   $5   4-7pm

19

Gaelic League Board Meeting 6:30pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

20

Chowder Practice 6:45 pm

FOUI Meeting 8pm

21

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Square Dance 6:30-9:30pm

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

22

Songwriters’ Night w/John Freeman & friends  8pm

 

23

Lenten Fish Fry 5-8pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8:30-10:30pm

24

Saturday Brunch

12:30-3:30    $15

see flyer

 

Terry &Frank

8pm-1am

FEB 25

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST

PARADE KICK-OFF

MONAGHAN K of C

see flyer

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

26

GL Gen Mtg  7 pm

 

No Set Dance

 

 

 

27

 

28

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Emerald Society Meeting 7pm

MARCH 1

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting  6PM

 

 

2

 

Lenten Fish Fry 5-8pm

The Devil’s Dew

w/Jim Flynn

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

3

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7PM

 

Codgers 8pm-1am

 

 

4

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

5

6

Corktown Run Meeting 6:30 pm

FOUI Meeting 8pm

7

8

Mandatory UIS Parade Marchers Meeting 6pm

(Receive Marching Orders, Discuss Rules).

Delegate Meeting 7:30 pm

Both meetings at Gaelic League

 

9

Painting of the Shamrocks 11 am

(Meet at Gaelic League

Proceed to Irish Plaza)

Fish Fry 5-8pm

Cavanaugh Plus One

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

10

Terry Murphy

In lounge 8pm-1am

 

 

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

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

02/24/18

Saturday Brunch

Gaelic League

12:30-3:30pm     $15

313-964-8700

02/24/18

Celtic Connections

Lansing  Catholic High School

7 pm

see flyer

02/25/18

Parade Kick-Off Celebration

Monaghan K of C - Livonia

12-7pm   $10

www.detroitstpatricksparade.com

02/26/18

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

02/28/18

Emerald Society Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

03/01/18

100th Anniv Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

GLDetroit2020@yahoo.com

03/03/18

Ardan Irish Dance Fundraiser

Blossom Heath – St Clair Shores

 

 

03/08/18

UIS meeting

Gaelic League

 

 

03/09/18

Painting of the Shamrocks

Irish PlazaCorktown

11am

 

03/10/18

13th annual St Patrick & St Joseph Party

sponsored by Solanus Casey AOH

33204 Maple Lane

American Polish Century Club

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

For info call 586-264-7990       see flyer

03/11/18

Corktown Races

Roosevelt Park – MI Central Depot

 

corktownraces.com         see flyer

03/11/18

Parade Day Mass – Breakfast & Bus

AOH Hall  

9am

248-345-1661

03/11/18

60th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Corktown – 6th & Michigan Ave

12:30pm Sharp!

www.detroitstpatricksparade.com

03/14/18

Druids in Concert

AOH Hall

 

see flyer

03/17/18

Sharin’ O’ The Green

Most Holy Trinity Church - Detroit

noon

 

03/24/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

Miigsm.org

03/30/18

Articles due for May/June 2018 newsletter

Gaelic League

 

gliaweb@aol.com

04/07/18

Annual LAOH Paint & Pizza Party

AOH Hall

AM session 9:30-12

PM session 1-3:30

see flyer

04/21/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

Miigsm.org

04/21/18

Trivia Night Radio Fundraiser

GaelicLeague

Doors open 6pm  game 7pm

 

05/06/18

St. Patrick’s Sr Center Festival

58 Parsons – Detroit

1-9pm           $5

www.stpatsctr.org                  see flyer

05/19/18

Irish Genealogical Society of MI meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm

Miigsm.org

06/15-17

Motor City Irish Fest

Greenmead Heritage – Livonia

 

 

 

 

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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