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.
At Our Next Meeting: A Shamrock Grows in Brooklyn
Brooklyn was a good fit for Irish immigrants to America, home ownership being one of the benefits which Irish immigrants could afford in the Borough of Churches. Irish home ownership in Brooklyn will be the topic at the March 9 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh Street, across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.
The Martin J. Kelly Annual Writing Contest
For this year’s contest we are asking you to identify a main idea in the text called "The Proclamation", a document proclaiming Ireland’s right to be a nation independent from English rule, and to analyze how the authors of the Proclamation used rhetorical devices to develop the main idea. This contest is open to high school students of Nassau County. For full details, please click here.
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