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...

March 14, 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,...

February 18, 2019

The harp is well known as the symbol of Ireland’s musical heritage.  But like so many heritage treasures, harp music had to be recovered from years of neglect.  The March 13 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society will remind the audience of the harp’s place in Irish cul...

February 7, 2019

Mike Quill returns to our stage on February 13th as the subject of a documentary film, “MIKE QUILL:  Which Side Are You On?”  The documentary’s producer Macdara Vallely will show our audience an excerpt of his film and speak about Quill’s accomplish...

January 14, 2019

This year, our contest will challenge students to write an interior monologue presenting the thoughts of an Irish soldier fighting in the British army in World War I. The Irish artist William Orpen’s painting “Thinker on the Butte”  provides a visual image of such an I...

December 31, 2018

That's 'Happy New Year' in the native language of Ireland. 

November 19, 2018

A musical meeting is always an unquestionable delight.  Our December musical meeting does, however, have a question:  Which of Don Meade’s many musical instruments will he play?  Don started with the trumpet, added the harmonica, added the guitar, added...

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