The Irish Cultural Society is a group of your friends and neighbors who want to know more about their Irish heritage. The group, non-political by its charter, endeavors to bring together people with the common goal of learning about our roots and supporting Irish culture and study.
Writing Contest Winners Announced
The Irish Cultural Society presented awards to thirty five students from high schools in Nassau County at our next meeting. The top five winners of the contest are listed below. Click on the winner's name to read their essay.
1st Place: Bridget Creighhton, Manhasset High School
2nd Place: Nina Tassiello, Long Beach High School
2nd Place: Sukanya Raj, Sewanhaka High School
3rd Place: Mary Celis, H. Frank Carey High School
3rd Place: Danielle Longo, Valley Stream South High School
For a full listing of all the winners, please click here.
Writing Contest 2013 Another Success
Our Annual Writing Contest was another smashing success! This year's challenge in the contest was centered upon the iconic photograph of eleven men sitting on a steel beam eating lunch high above Manhattan. The contest entrants were asked to create a personality for one of the men who will introduce himself and the other ten men. The entries will reflect the diversity of the immigrant and native American labor which built America. Click here for full details.
Our latest addition to the archives is "Jack Butler Yeats", written by John Walsh.
Members receive our newsletter, the Hedgemaster, four times a year. The Hedgemaster announces meetings, theater trips, and other news of interest to people interested in matters Irish, and contains an article of about 1000 words on a topic from Irish history or culture. The Book of Kells, the Wild Geese, the Apprentice Boys, the Travelling People, the Brehon Laws, and the Potato Famine are among the many subjects of articles in the Hedgemaster. Please visit our Hedgemaster Archives to sample past articles.
Irish Cultural Society
P.O. Box 247
Garden City, NY 11530