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IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY
of the Garden City Area
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.
We welcome new members at any time. Please download our membership application and bring it with you to any meeting, or mail it to us!
December 14, 2022
Garden City Casino
Our Next Meeting:
A Christmas Themed Musical Evening
At this meeting our guest speaker, Luke Powers will be performing a Christmas themed program on the uilleann pipes.
Luke has played the pipes since he bought his first set in 1998. He has training from renowned pipers including Jerry O'Sullivan and Ivan Goff. He has played in Symphony Space and on Hofstra Radio and Fordham Radio and in Ireland on Radio na Gaeltachta. Luke is fluent in Irish which he teaches at the Gerry Tobin School and Molloy College.
Christmas will be merrier with uilleann pipes music locked into our memories!
Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at the Garden City Casino. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and is free and open to the public.
Maximum attendance is 40, so arrive early to make sure you get a spot!
The Hedgemaster Archives is our link to our heritage. Please browse our rich collection of Irish culture and history to learn some more of our lineage. We have significantly added to our collection, so take a look at the new additions!
MARTIN J. KELLY ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST
The Annual Writing Contest is named in honor of Martin J. Kelly, a founding member of the society and its past president for 23 years until his passing on July 2, 2015.
To learn more about Martin, please click here.
"Men at Work"
2022 Writing Contest
The members of the Irish Cultural Society and the members of the H.W. Wilson Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest.
This year, our contest will challenge students to write a creative description of each of the eleven iron workers on a beam as shown in the iconic photograph, “Men at Lunch.” (See photo at left)
Contest entrants will choose one of the eleven men in the photograph to be the one who describes each of the other men. The narrator must be an Irish immigrant and at least one of the other men must be an Irish immigrant. The narrator will tell the reader about himself and about the other men. The narrator’s personality will come through in his description of the other men.
We express our appreciation to our sponsor, The H.W. Wilson Foundation.
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