May 11, 2020

We have decided to modify our contest due to the global pandemic. We have created Contest A and Contest B for the 2020 Writing Contest. All entries received by March 24th were judged as part of Contest A. Click here to see the winners. We believe there are many written...

April 5, 2020

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 virus, we wish to send our well wishes to you, your families, and friends. In these difficult times, we must stay strong and persevere through this crisis.

Please practice social distancing and do your best to "Flatten the Curve"!


February 24, 2020

A harper will play the music of Thomas Moore at the next Irish Cultural Society meeting on March 11 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....

January 21, 2020

The film “Journey Through Time: The Aran Islands” will be the subject of the Irish Cultural Society’s February 12th meeting.  The meeting is free and open to the public. 

Clare Curtin, president of the Society,  will supplement the film with some of the histor...

January 14, 2020

This year, our contest will challenge students to incorporate Early Modern English phraseology in a contemporary setting, such as rewriting school rules using words like vouch and attainted and referring to the principal as the seneschal.  As a...

December 4, 2019

Tom Phelan, (member of the Irish Cultural Society) the Freeport-based author of six novels, was born in 1940 and brought up on a boggy 52-acre farm outside Mountmellick, County Laois, in the Irish midlands. He now gives us a memoir, “We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It,...

October 31, 2019

Jim Hawkins began his storytelling and writing journeys over 30 years ago at The Irish Cultural Society.

On November 13th, Jim returns with Part 2 of his saga in which he will take us through the effects of the Great Hunger on the Irish People, the influences of Daniel...

October 1, 2019

Most of us have heard of John McCormack, the great Irish tenor. Even though few of us have ever heard McCormack singing, we were never shy about arguing that McCormack was a greater singer that Enrico Caruso! Our October meeting will fill the gaps in our knowledge and...

August 25, 2019

It is estimated that 250,000 children from New York were transported to the Midwest on what we call today “The Orphan Trains.”  About one in four of those children were of Irish descent.  “The Orphan Trains Era, 1853-1923” will be the topic at the Wednesday, Septe...

April 29, 2019

It is time to honor our next generation of scholars! At the May 8th meeting of the Irish Cultural Society, we present awards to the students who have achieved outstanding performance in our Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest. The meeting will take place at the Garden City...

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