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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!

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A Gaelic Quatrain for Steven McDonald

Forgiveness --

It confirmed your saintliness

To people needing heroes.

The world owes you endlessness.

December 14, 2022
Garden City Casino

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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! 



Contest Details

2022 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.

The members of the Irish Cultural Society and the members of the H.W. Wilson Foundation are pleased to announce  the winners of the 2023 Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest.

This year, our contest will challenged students to write a "Letter To Home."  The writer of the letter was to be a native born Irish teenager living with relatives on Long Island for a year before enrolling in college.


Please click here to see our winners for 2023.

We express our appreciation to our sponsor, The H.W. Wilson Foundation



Irish Cultural Society
of the Garden City Area


P.O. Box 247, Garden City, NY  11530


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