Address: 2068 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216  (Map)

Phone Numbers: Bar 313-964-8700, Office/FAX 313-964-7474 (313-96-IRISH)

Hours: Sunday Noon-8pm, Monday-Thursday 2 - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday Noon-2:00am

Due to many inquiries regarding membership, please click this link  MEMBERSHIP

Questions/Comments? e-mail GLIAWeb@aol.com

 

Right click and select “REFRESH” for updates to each page.

 

2017 Gaelic League Officers Elect

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l-r: M. Bongiorno, T. Jenny, K. Jenny, R. LaPuma, T. Anaya, S. Waisanen,  K. Driscoll, D. Keem, J. Anaya, E. Keem, P. Brown, J. Kelley, B. Murdock,K. O’Neill

 

Congratulations 2017 Gaelic League Officers Elected 12/12/16

President

Board of Directors

Board of Auditors

Roxanne LaPuma

Patrick Brown

Mary Bongiorno

Vice President

Kathleen O’Neill

Katherine Jenny

Theresa Anaya

Susan Waisanen

Erin Keem

Financial Secretary

Kathleen Finley

 

Barbara Murdock

Tim Jenny

 

Treasurer

Dave Keem

 

Jesse Anaya

Mary Bongiorno

 

Recording/Corresponding Secretary

Kevin Driscoll

 

Jennifer Kelley

Erin Keem

 

 

OPEN STREETS

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 1, 2017

NOON TO 5PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enjoy the family friendly activities

On Michigan Avenue and W. Vernor Hwy

As the businesses and communities

Welcome walkers, skaters, bicyclists, etc

To enjoy the outdoors and learn more about

Corktown and SW Detroit

The Gaelic League of Detroit are

Providing music, activities, and displays

In front of their building

2068 Michigan Ave

 

 

Click to Listen to Young  Irish Boxers interviewed by Detroit Irish Radio Show host Kathleen O’Neill with Paul & Agnes Gowdy and Mick Gavin on September 23, 2017

 

NOTICE!!

PARKING ZONES HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CREATED IN CORKTOWN.

OBSERVE PARKING FEE COLLECTION UNITS ON EACH BLOCK.

Click for more information

 

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"Cead Mile Failte" One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

 

Thank you for visiting the website of The Gaelic League of Detroit.

The Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit strives to be Metro Detroit’s Center for promoting and preserving Irish Culture and Tradition. We offer many ongoing activities and events.  Be sure to visit the “LINKS OF INTEREST”, “GL NEWSLETTERS”, “GL IRISH RADIO SHOW”, and “UPCOMING EVENTS FLYERS” below for updated details.   Scroll down to view the calendar of events and learn more about upcoming special events.  You are always welcome to visit the Gaelic League and participate in the fun and/or email us your thoughts.

 

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GAELIC LEAGUE OF DETROIT IRISH RADIO SHOW AND WEBSITE

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 (Unless noted, events are at the Gaelic League)

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

AUG 27

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

 

28

GL General Meeting

 7pm

29

 

30

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

7pm

31

RSVP deadline for

Saturday Brunch 9/2

SEPT 1

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

 

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Saturday Brunch

12:30-3:30pm  $15

Codgers

8pm-1am

SEPT 3

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

GL CLOSED FOR

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

4

  GL CLOSED

5

 

6

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

 

7

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6 PM

 

 

8

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing Resumes 8-10pm

9

Terry Murphy

8pm-1am

10

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

11

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class Resume 7:30-9:30pm

12

 

13

 

AOIFE SCOTT CONCERT  7PM

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

14

 

 

15

 

Larry Larson

8pm-1am

 

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

16

BEER TASTING 7-9PM

SEE FLYER

PAT CAREY & CO. 

8PM-1AM

17

RADIO

Angela Ryan

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

PUB QUIZ SUNDAY

4-7PM  $5

18

 

GL Board Meeting

 6:30 pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

 

19

 

FOUI Meeting 8pm

20

 

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

21

UIS Meeting

GL Hall 8pm

22

 

Larry Larson

8PM-1AM

NO CEILI

 

IRISH HERITAGE NIGHT

COMERICA PARK

See flyer

23

 

1:30pm

Terry Murphy & Frank Kennedy  8pm-1am

24

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 690

 

 

 

25

GL General Meeting

 7pm

 

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

26

 

27

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

Meeting 7pm

28

Songwriters’ Night

with John Freeman

& Friends   8 PM

 

29

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

SEPT 30

McSpillin 8pm-1am

 

OCT 1

RADIO

Kathleen O’Neill

Detroit Irish Radio

1:00-3:00 pm

WNZK AM 69

2

Anne’s Set Dance Class 7:30-9:30pm

3

DIMA SESSION

6:30-9:30PM

4

Irish Language Circle

7:15-8:15pm

 

5

100th GL Anniversary

Committee Meeting

6 PM

 

6

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Larry Larson

8pm-1am

Kitty’s Ceili  Dancing

8-10pm

 

7

Codgers

8pm-1am

 

 

 

~ UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS AT A GLANCE IN METRO DETROIT IRISH COMMUNITY ~

DATE

WHAT

WHERE

WHEN

REMARKS

09/14-17

Muskegon Irish Music Festival

Heritage Landing - Muskegon

 

www.michiganirish.org

09/16/17

Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame Inductions

Muskegon Irish Festival

Noon – Galway Stage

www.michiganirishamerican halloffame.org

09/16/17

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Beer Tasting Party

Gaelic League Hall

7-9pm   $20 ($10 non drinkers)

gliaweb@aol.com  

09/17/17

Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com   313-96-IRISH     

09/18/17

Gaelic League Board Meeting

Gaelic League

6:30pm

 

09/19/17

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

09/21/17

UIS Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

7:30 pm

 

09/22/17

5th Annual Irish Heritage Night– Parade Fundraiser

Comerica Park 

6pm festivities, game 7:10pm $31

313-690-1813     nlrjr@aol.com 

09/23/17

Irish Genealogy  Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

1:30pm  Richard M Doherty

www.miigsm.org   

09/23/17

Bridges Beyond Boxing

HYPE Rec CtrDbn Hgts

Doors open 6pm    $10

734-658-1733

09/25/17

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

09/27/17

Emerald Society Meeting

Gaelic League Lounge

7pm

 

09/28/17

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

09/30/17

2017 Irish Goodwill Ambassador

AOH Hall

6-10pm  $12  Spaghetti Dinner

Email  KNIGHTSOFEQUITY@AOL.COM see flyer

10/01/17

Open Streets Detroit

Michigan Ave & West Vernor Hwy

Noon-2pm  free

Openstreetsdetroit.org

10/01/17

Music Session w/Lynne

Gaelic League

2-5pm

519-973-1263   lmreid@cogeco.ca

10/01/17

13th Annual Chocolate Affair

Italian American Banquet Ctr - Livonia

2-5pm   $30  benefits First Step

734-981-1702   LAOH Elizabeth Fagan Div

10/03/17

Detroit Irish Music Assoc (DIMA) Session

Gaelic League

6:30-9:30pm  - monthly 1st Tues

www.detroitirishmusic.org see flyer

10/05/17

100th Anniv Committee Mtg

Gaelic League

6pm

GLDetroit2020@yahoo.com

10/07/17

Most Holy Trinity 1st Annual Irish Oktoberfest

Gaelic League Hall

Holy Trinity benefit   $50   5pm

See flyer -  313-965-4450

10/07/17

50’s Dance

AOH Hall

Featuring Johnny & the Fenders

734-560-1385

10/08/17

26th Annual Souperbowl

American Polish Club – Sterling Hgts

Noon-7pm   $25

586-573-4121  see flyer

10/08/17

Sunday Square Dance

Gaelic League Hall

5-10pm potluck, 6:30pm dance  $10

 

10/14/17

Crocktober Fest

Gaelic League Hall

$5 entry  or $10 as judge

lizzydew@yahoo.com see flyer

10/14/17

AOH CHARITY BALL

Monaghan K of CHall, Livonia

5:30 pm Mass, 6:30 pm Cocktails

7:30 pm Dinner, 8:30 pm Awards

Tickets, Ads, Info - M. Kelly 734-632-0334

 see flyer

10/15/17

Pub Quiz

Gaelic League

4-7pm  $5

gliaweb@aol.com   313-96-IRISH     

10/16/17

Gaelic League Board Meeting

Gaelic League

6pm

 

10/17/17

FOUI Meeting

Gaelic League Hall

8pm

 

10/19/17

UIS Meeting

AOH Hall

7:30 pm

 

10/19/17

Songwriters’ Night

Gaelic League

8pm

 

10/21/17

Trivia Night to benefit GAA Youth Harps

Gaelic League Hall

Doors 6pm, game 7pm

 

10/22/17

Sean Tyrrell Concert

Gaelic League

5pm   $10 members/$15 non

gliaweb@aol.com

10/23/17

Gaelic League General Membership Meeting

Gaelic League

7pm

 

10/25/17

Emerald Society Meeting

Gaelic League Lounge

7pm

 

10/28/17

“Irish Themed” Halloween Party

Gaelic League

8pm-1am

 

11/02/17

Cass Park Fundraiser

Gaelic League Hall

 

 

11/03/17

50th Annual Pallottine Dance

Italian-American Hall – Livonia

6:30pm cocktails, 7:30 dinner

$70    734-285-2966

11/05/17

Sunday Square Dance

Gaelic League Hall

5-10pm potluck, 6:30pm dance  $10

 

11/15-19

Annual Radio Paper Bag Raffle

Gaelic League

Proceeds benefit Det Irish Radio

detroitirishradiio@aol.com

12/06/17

Celtic Thunder Concert

Fox Theater - Detroit

 

 

 

MICHIGAN IRISH AMERICAN HALL OF FAME NAMES 2017 INDUCTEES

 

                  The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 class of inductees. The Hall recognizes Irish Americans who have made important contributions in various fields

                 of life in Michigan. The honorees will be inducted in a ceremony at noon on Saturday, September 16, at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, on the Galway Stage.

 

Photos of new Hall of Fame members

 

      

                                                                                            J.P MCarthy        Edward McNamara        Brian Dunleavy           Edward Sullivan

 

                Long-time Detroit radio star J.P. McCarthy will be honored in the category of Arts and Entertainment. He was raised in Detroit, was a U.S. Army veteran, and with his wife Judy

       was the father of 6 children. Before his death in 1995, J.P. McCarthy for 30 years was known as the “voice of Detroit,” enthusiastically saluting his early morning audience with his

       signature greeting,“Good morning,World!.” J.P.McCarthy was not just a famous entertainer, to his listeners he was a family member. He interviewed prominent persons in many fields, as

       well as everyday people. Among his many interests, he was passionate about his Irish heritage, and his annual St.Patrick’s Day show was a “must” event for all of Detroit and beyond. His

       award will be presented to the McCarthy family by radio personality Michael Patrick Shiels, McCarthy’s producer and also a member of the Hall of Fame.

    

               In the field of Public Service, the inductee will be Edward H. McNamara, former Mayor of Livonia and Wayne County Executive Director. He and his wife Lucille grew up in the

      poor Detroit neighborhood of Brightmor. They raised five children while Ed served in public office. For 16 years he was Mayor of Livonia, where his leadership gained recognition of Livonia

      as a model city. He then led Wayne County for 16 years as the County Executive Director. Under his leadership, Wayne County’s $135,000,000 deficit was eliminated, two stadiums were  

     constructed, public parks were improved, the county jail was upgraded, and a new morgue was built. His crowning achievement was the Detroit Metro Airport, where the main terminal bears

     his name. Throughout his life he was very active in the Detroit Irish community. He died in 2006, and family members will receive his award.

    

            Brian Sean Dunleavy is being honored in the category of Business and Industry. Brian is the son of an Irish immigrant and is a Detroit area native. Starting at the age of 8 years as a

     paper boy, he has always exemplified an incomparable work ethic. After graduating from St. Francis Cabrini High School, he was a route salesman for Pepsi and Vernors for 18 years,

     winning many top sales awards, and saving his money to achieve his dream of owning an Irish pub. In 1989 in Allen Park, he and his brother Tom opened Dunleavy’s Irish Pub, which has

     become one of the most notable Irish pubs in Michigan. Brian is an active leader in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit, the United Irish 

     Societies, and the Motor City Irish Festival. In 2017 he was the Grand Marshal of the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a role filled by his father 27 years earlier. Brian is married to his wife

     Pam, and they have three sons.

 

             In the field of Education the Hall of Fame is recognizing Edward J. Sullivan of Flushing. Edward is a Flint native and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. From an early age he was

      interested in Irish history and culture, and in his adult life he became active with the Sullivan and O’Sullivan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, where he has been Division

     Historian and held every elective office, including 3 terms as Division President and 1 term as AOH State Vice-President. He has been Grand Marshal of Flint’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade,

     and has chaired numerous Irish events. He has presented countless educational programs in schools, book clubs, and community events. He and his wife Caron own in Flushing the Irish

     shop named Sullivan’s Irish Alley and Travel, Too, and they have guided groups on educational tours to Ireland more than 30 times. In addition, Ed has an impact in many young lives

     as a high school head wrestling coach.

 

     The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 by the Muskegon Irish American Society, and is permanently displayed at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Muskegon and

     on the Hall of Fame website. For more information please visit the Hall of Fame website at http://www.michiganirishamericanhalloffame.org.

 

 

Come and visit all the venues in CORKTOWN Detroit

Map courtesy of CORKTOWN Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 08 July 2015

300 years of Catholic parish registers go online

The records cover the entire island of Ireland

The records cover the entire island of Ireland.

Almost 300 years of Catholic parish registers, containing information on births and marriages,

held by the National Library of Ireland have been made available online.

Thousands of baptismal and marriage certificates, dating from the 1740s to the 1880s can now be accessed online, for free.

The dedicated website has over 390,000 digital images of parish registers.

The parish register records are considered the single-most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census.

Covering more than a 1,000 parishes throughout the island of Ireland, the registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records.

They typically include information such as dates of baptisms and marriages, and the names of key people involved, such as witnesses or godparents.

For most genealogy researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information as they can provide evidence of direct links between one generation and the next. The documents can be accessed online at http://registers.nli.ie/

                                                                                 

                                 

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