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.
Our Next Meeting: Our Annual Writing Contest Winners to be Honored!
The next meeting of the Irish Cultural Society will celebrate the achievements of our 2015 Writing Contest winners. Portions of the winning essays will be read at the meeting. Taking First Place honors in our contest were: Antonia Marchese (H. Frank Carey HS), Nicholas Zaromatidis (H. Frank Carey HS), and Colleen Cass (Sacred Heart Academy). For a complete list of winners, click here.
Details about the contest are listed below. The meeting will take place on May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh Street, across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Annual Writing Contest - On Language & the Nation - Radio Address by Eamon de Valera
Our popular Annual Writing Contest is asking this year's contestants to identify a main idea in a speech by President of Ireland Eamon de Valera and to analyze how he used rhetorical devices to develop the main idea. Please use the following links to learn more about the contest:
- Contest Details - 2015 Annual Writing Contest
- Helpful Hints
- Transcript of "On Language & the Nation" - radio address by President Eamon de Valera
Our latest addition to the archives is "The Ogham Alphabet", 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