top of page


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!

  • Facebook Social Icon

News & Events

A Gaelic Quatrain for Steven McDonald

Forgiveness --

It confirmed your saintliness

To people needing heroes.

The world owes you endlessness.

May 10, 2023
Garden City Casino

Our Next Meeting: 
Honoring Our Writing Contest Winners


This meeting is our Awards Meeting.   Our Martin J. Kelly writing challenge this year was 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.

We received 388 entries from 13 schools and 18 teachers.  Read copies of winning papers in this issue of the Hedgemaster. We have sent to the libraries of the 13 schools a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as a follow up to our Douglass essay in our last issue of the Hedgemaster.

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th 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

2023 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


For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

Success! Message received.

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon
bottom of page