On Saturday, January 17, 2009, the weather outside was
frightful but inside the Gaelic League the sounds and sights were delightful. The first “Rock-A-Ceili” night
featuring the Riot Brothers and twenty plus traditional Irish musicians
and dancers under the age of twenty performed. From youngsters to grandparents all
that braved the inclement weather were entertained by some of Metro
Detroit youngest performers.
Thanks to Mick Gavin for making all the arrangements. This is definitely an event worth
Our Gaelic League website is celebrating its’ second
anniversary in February. This
website has become a favorite site to visit for Metro Detroit Irish
information. Thanks to Jim Dewan for his frequent updates and various links
including the radio link.
Since its’ inception, our website, www.gaelicleagueofdetroit.org,
has been visited approximately 450,000 times. Of course, February and March tend to
be the most active months. Are you
one of those informed visitors? If
not, why not checkout this site today. Share this site with your friends
Members recently enjoyed an evening of music, dinner
and recognition for their volunteerism in 2008 on Saturday, January 24th. Last year’s president, Kathleen O’Neill
awarded certificates of recognition to those individuals who supported
and served the Club beyond the busy days of March in 2008.
to Jesse Anaya, Jim Dewan,
and Tom and Nancy Jackson for
their outstanding service and support.
Special recognition and awards of appreciation were given to them.
Volunteers are essential to the success and survival
of the Club. Everyone who assists
at the Club is greatly appreciated.
Your efforts are noted and needed.
Keep up the great work!
Help support the Irish radio program and take a chance
at being a part of the live Parade Sunday broadcast. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Prize includes seats for party of four
to view St. Patrick’s Parade from the Gaelic League second floor windows,
refreshments, and one reserved parking space. All proceeds benefit the
Irish radio show. Tickets are now available. Drawing will be at
10 pm March 7th, at Larry Larson’s CD release party at the
Grand Marshal Brunch
Sunday, February 8th
$10.00 advance, $12.00 at Door. Gaelic League, 2068
Michigan Ave, Detroit
Irish Community Welcomes 2009
Grand Marshal Jack Derrig.
February 15, 2009 is the 15th anniversary of the Gaelic
League’s monthly pub quiz. In that time over 15,000 questions have been
asked by founders Sheila Maloney and Ellen Quinlivan.
Monthly, pub quiz fans compete with the intent to win prizes or just to
be considered the smartest of the month. Always a fun time, the 15th
annual celebration plans to be especially eventful. If you’ve never been
to a pub quiz, now is the time. For only $5 you get an afternoon of fun,
gain some useless knowledge, and enjoy a light meal. All are welcome.
Fish Fry at The Gaelic League
Beginning Friday, February 27th
and continuing every Friday through Lent. The hard working kitchen team
will be preparing a delicious, mouth watering plate of beer battered,
deep fried fish with french fries, roll and
slaw. Dinners are $7.50 and will be served from 5-8pm. Carry out and child
portions are available. Bring your friends and stay afterward for Ceili
dancing in the hall at 8pm or listen to the music of the featured
Entertainer in the Lounge at 8pm.
Thanks to Dan Coppens and
his crew from the “Polka Party”, we will once again be able to air our
Irish program “live” outside the WNZK studio. Two special outings are planned.
On Sunday, March 1st, the broadcast will be
from the St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser held at Monaghan K of C (19801 Farmington Rd, south
of 8 Mile). Admission is $10 in
advance and $15 at the door. Stop
by and give us an updated list of those special birthday and anniversary
dates you’d like announced.
Also, the show will broadcast from the second floor of
the Gaelic League on Parade Sunday, March 15th. Take a chance in the Seat-at-the-Window
raffle and possibly win a chance to be a part of that show.
In the upcoming months interviews will be aired from
2009 Grand Marshal, Jack Derrig, the Courts
from St. Brigid and Maid of Erin, and entertainers
performing in the Metro Detroit Area.
There will also be some ticket giveaways for those concerts.
Remember, the radio show airs every Sunday from
1:30-3pm on WNZK 690am. It can be heard up to a month later by
clicking on www.gaelicleagueofdetroit.org
and then click on the radio link.
Court of St. Brigid
Saturday February 21st
8:00 pm, $5.00 at Door.
AOH Walsh Division Hall, 24242
Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI. Ladies AOH, Rose Kennedy
Division selects 2009 AOH Queen & Court.
Annual Maid of Erin Pageant
February 28th 8 pm, Gaelic League. Admission is $5 per
person. This event encourages young women, 17-24 years of age with Irish
ancestry, to compete for the opportunity to represent the Irish Community
during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For more information call Anne at
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm $10.00 Advance, $15.00 at Door. Monaghan K of C, 19801 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI.
Cash Bar and Food, Continuous Irish Entertainment all Day.
Painting of the Shamrocks,
Friday, March 13th,
11:00 am, UIS
6th & Michigan Ave. Press Party including United Irish
Societies Officers, 2009 Parade Grand Marshal Jack Derrig,
Maid of Erin and her Court, and Court of St. Brigid
will paint shamrocks at the Parade Route Starting point, the UIS Irish
League/Irish American Members
Volunteer for the St. Patrick’s
and throughout the year
at the Gaelic
Volunteering at the League is
part of being and remaining active at the League.
Please look over the list below
and sign up to help your club.
Return the form to:
The Gaelic League
Michigan Ave., Detroit,
Fax: to 313-964-7474
(313-96-Irish) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Available: _ Parade Day _ St. Patrick’s Day _ Both Days
I would like to work in the area of:
_ Parking Lot –
_ Door –
_ Kitchen – Food
Preparation / Serving
_ Kitchen – Clean
_ Restrooms –
Clean Up / Maintenance
_ Hall – Table
_ Hall – Clean Up
_ Tent – Table
_ Tent – Clean Up
_ Grounds – Clean
_ I am willing to
work where needed.
_ I can work the
day after Parade Day on Clean up
_ I can work the
day after St. Patrick’s Day on Clean up
_ I would like to
volunteer when needed throughout the year.