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FESTIVAL - FEIS - FLEADH

Detroit International Feis - Irish Dance Competitions
Dublin (Ohio) Irish Festival
Clare Irish Festival (Clare, MI)
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
Flint's St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Great Lakes Feis (Lansing)
Irish Summerfest (Eastlake, Ohio) Aug
Midwest Fleadh Cheoil
Milwaukee Irish Fest August
Michigan Irish Music Festival - Muskegon
Mid Michigan Irish Festival (September)
Rockford Celtic Festival (August)
Saline Celtic Festival
The Alma Highland Games
St. Andrew's Society Games (Livonia)
Toledo Irish Festival
Wheatland Music Festival

Other Midwest events...

 

LOCAL ARTISTS
Larry Larson - Local artist, musician launches "How to Oil paint" video series. Larry Larson
Thomas Dean Photography of Lincoln Park, Michigan. Photography

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2013 DETROIT ST. PATRICK'S PARADE
Nora Cassidy - Grand Marshall 2013!

Noel Lenaghan at the Gaelic League, Nov 24, 2012. Noel was part of "Rakish Paddy" who last played in Detroit in 1974. Noel will be returning in April.

LOCAL IRISH ENTERTAINERS

Bill Grogan's Goat
Blackthorn
Brian Bonner
Charlie Taylor
Equinox (Saginaw)
Extra Stout (Toledo)
Finvarra's Wren |   mySpace | YouTube
Gerard Smith
Inis-Ceol
Irish Harp
Jim Buckingham
Jim Perkins
Kitty Donohoe
Larry Larson
McCabe's Ladies
Mick Gavin
Shamrock Shore
Stone Cross
The Lash (Lansing)
Terry Murphy

 


IRISH DANCE
Ealaín Céime Irish Dance School
Ardán (Heinzman) School of Irish Dance
O'Hare-Flanagan School of Irish Dance
Detroit IMA (Comhaltas): Set Dancing Thursdays at the Gelic League
Dancin' Feet School of Music & Dance Non Competitive, "Celtic"
The Irish Dance Company Of Lansing
Irish Set Dance Mondays w/Anne McCallum, 8-10 pm, Sept-June at The Gaelic League - 519-944-1549
Rince Na Grada School of Irish Dance (non-competitive)
Irish Set Dance Wednesdays w/Anne McCallum, 8-10 pm, Sept-June at The Kildare House, Windsor - 519-252-4003
PUBS - RESTAURANTS


Cloverleaf Bar (Southgate)
Conor O'Neill's (Ann Arbor) map
Colleen's Irish Pub (St. Clair Shores) map
Cowley's Old Village Inn (Farmington) map
Chris McGurrin's (Hartland)
Dick O'Dow's (Birmingham) map
Dunleavy's Downriver (Allen Park)
Irish-American Club (Detroit)
Patrick O"Ryan's (Windsor)
Gus O'Connors (Novi)
Gus O'Connors (Rochester)
Irish Tavern (Waterford)
Kildare House (Windsor)
Maggie's Irish Pub (Detroit) map
Mangan's Irish Hut (Mt. Clemens) map
Murphy's Pub (Windsor) 519-945-5777)
O'Mara's (Berkley)
Patrick O'Ryan's (Windsor)
Sean O'Callaghan's (Plymouth)
Shanahan's ( Holiday Inn-Livonia)
Stout Irish Pub (Brighton)
The Blarney Pub (Toledo) map
The Claddagh Pub (Lansing)
The Claddagh Pub (Livonia)
The Fenian's Irish Pub (Conklin)
The Old Dublin (Taylor)
The Tipperary Pub (Detroit)


IRISH LANGUAGE / GAEILGE

The Irish Language, Gaelic, is taught at several places locally.

Gaelic League

Easy Irish: Online course from RTE

Monday Gaelic Language Classes
7:00 pm Monday evenings. (Windsor)
Contact Justin Manning at 519-252-5013.
New- First in North America!
Kingston, Ontario has established the first "Gaeltacht" outside of Ireland. Irish Language Immersion every week in April.: http://www.srayner.ca/comhaltas/M_Language.htm

LOCAL RADIO

Irish Radio Hour
Sundays, hosted by Kathleen O'Neill
WNZK, AM 690, 1:30-3 p.m.
Live Internet Broadcast Every Sunday

Folks Like Us
Saturdays, hosted by Matt Watroba
WEMU 89.1 FM, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
and WDET FM, 1 to 4p.m

Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie:
Ann Arbor
WUOM 91.7 FM
Saturday 8-9 pm

East Lansing
WKAR-FM 90.5 FM
Sun, 08:00PM-09:00PM

Flint
WFUM-FM 91.1 FM
Sat, 08:00PM-09:00PM

Mt. Pleasant
WCMU-FM 89.5 FM
Sun, 03:00PM-04:00PM

TV & RADIO - IRELAND
RTÉ
Donegal Highland Radio

Nuacht RTÉ
WATCH Irish News (Nuacht) In Irish the Language

GAELIC GAMES / SPORT
Gaelic Athletic Assocation

A Short History Of The GAA Kerry radio site also featuring interviews with some of Ireland's greatest sporting legends and personalities.

GAA North American Board - Michigan

Padraig Pearse GFC

Detroit Padraig Pearse Gaelic Football Club

 

Detroit Wolfe Tones Gaelic Football Club
Home games are at Flodin Park (Morton Taylor and Saltz) in Canton.
SCHEDULE  

Michigan Harps Youth Gaelic
Football Club, Ages 8-12, Co-ed.

  Detroit St. Anne's Ladies GFC
Glasgow Celtic Supporters
Windsor-based Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club games every week, as well as international games.$15 to view. Check site for games or call 519-254-8663
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF IRELAND

Ireland's National Anthem, history, words in Gaelic and English as well as sound files.

Irish Declaration of Independence..

MEDIA FROM IRELAND...

RTE Radio Telefis Eireann

TTG4 Irish Language Channel

 

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ORGANIZATIONS
Ancient Order of Hibernians - Michigan
Celtic Harpers of Detroit
Comhaltas - Trad. Irish Music
Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Pageant
Detroit irish Music Assoc. (Comhaltas)
Detroit Metro Police Emerald Society Inc.
Downriver Irish-American Club
Fraternal Order of United Irishmen
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Friends of Celtic Culture (Bay City)
Friends of the Irish Pallotines
Gaelic League-Irish Am. Club
Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
Irish American Unity Conference
Irish American Club (Lansing)
Irish Cultural Forum
Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Irish Northern Aid
Irish Canadian Cultural Club of Windsor Map
Knights of Equity (Detroit)
Ladies AOH
Muskeogan Irish-American Society
The Irish-American Club - St. Clair Co.
Ulster Project of Metro Detroit
Toledo Irish-American Club
United Irish Societies
      PAGEANTS
Maid of Erin

LOCAL CELTIC SHOPPING


Biddy Murphy's - South Haven
Bridget Gallagher's Irish Treasures (Fowlerville)
Celtic Cove - Lake Orion, e-Mail
Celtic Garden Imports
Celtic Expressions Irish Gifts
Celtic Stitches (Irish Dance Costumes)
Colleen's Gaelic Gifts- Livonia, e-Mail
Heart of Ireland - Bay City
Highland Fling Ltd (Lake Orion)
The Irish Baker, Livonia
Motor City Candleworks
O'Brien's Irish Cottage - Sterling Hgts.
Out of Ireland - Ann Arbor
Sweet Little Sheila's (Irish Wedding Cakes)
Sullivan's Irish Alley - Flushing
The Wee Shop at the Friendly Sons - Warren
The Twisted Shamrock - Ferndale. e-Mail

IRISH AMERICAN NEWS

Irish American Information Service
Irish American Post of Milwaukee
Irish Voice (NY)

LOCAL TRAD IRISH MUSIC

Mick & Marty in background
SUNDAY
Conor O'Neill's Pub, Ann Arbor
7:00 -10:00 pm

Session hosted alternately by Marty Somberg and Mick Gavin.

SUNDAY
Gaelic League/Irish American Club, Detroit
Harp lessons with Lynn Reid

TUESDAY
Dick O'Dow's, 160 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009
Most every Tuesday night from 9:00ish until at least 11:00 or later. Slow session. Good for beginners. Open to all.
www.sessionite.com


ComhaltasTHURSDAY
Irish Music Lessons
Flanagan-O'Hare Studio, Birmingham

7:00 - 10:00pm
Detroit IMA
Irish Music-Dance-Language Classes. You or your children can learn to play fiddle, concertina, whistle, harp or lset dancing www.DetroitIMA.org

1st THURSDAY/MONTH
The White Crow, Saginaw
7:00 - 9:00pm
Session hosted by Jean Marie Learman

CONCERT VENUES
The Ark
(Ann Arbor)
The White Crow (Saginaw)
The Ten Pound Fiddle, (E. Lansing)

IRISH ROOTS

History of Corktown - Detroit's oldest neighborhood

IGSM LinkIrish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Meetings at the Gaelic League, 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month. All meetings open to the public/no charge. Bill O'Neill 248-540-7294

Irish Family History Foundation


MODERN JOURNEYS
The Irish In Detroit, Volumes 1 & 2
More Info on the books..
Modern Journeys - The Irish In Detroit

FACTS: THE IRISH IN DETROIT
Assimilation: Scorned in the 19th Century by native-born Americans as a bad influence on the country, the Irish are thoroughly melted into the population: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 500,000 metro Detroiter's claim some Irish ancestry.

Arrival: In the 1840s.
Neighborhoods: Downtown; around Mt. Elliott-E. Jefferson and most notably on the near west side, in what became Corktown.
Peak: By 1850, the Irish were the region's biggest ethnic group, about a third of the foreign-born population. The Germans soon surpassed them.
Stats: In 1850, 1 in 7 Detroiters had been born in Ireland. By 1880, that figure was 1 in 20. In 1910, it was 1 in 80.
Clout: Detroit's Irish became influential in law, law enforcement, politics and the Catholic Church. But they never dominated Detroit the way the Irish dominated Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco in either population or power.
Sources: The Detroit Almanac, "The Irish on the Urban Frontier," by Jo Ellen Vinyard More...


 

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