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YOU MUST Bring Your Membership Card

to the Gaelic League

Per our Liquor License, alcoholic beverages are sold only to MEMBERS. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD available at all times. This is especially important on Parade Day and St. Patrick’s Day, as it will be checked upon admission. All paid-up members may enter free. ALL Non-members/non-card holders will be charged $5 on Parade Sunday and $10 on St. Patrick’s Day for a one-day membership.




Use the form below to join or renew your membership to the Irish-American Club. Gaelic League members send in your dues by check marked “Gaelic League Membership”.



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 repeating



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,, 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 too.



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. 


CONGRATULATIONS 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 Gaelic League.


Grand Marshal Brunch

Sunday, February 8th 11:00 am,  $10.00 advance, $12.00 at Door. Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit Irish Community Welcomes 2009 Grand Marshal Jack Derrig.


Pub Quiz News

Sunday, 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.


Lenten 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 and then click on the radio link.


Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Pageant

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.


51st Annual Maid of Erin Pageant

Saturday, 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 (586) 790-2566.


Parade Fundraiser

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 Irish Plaza, 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 Plaza.

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$20 per person annual membership dues payable to:
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Membership Dues / Benefits Renew Today!

It's very important and beneficial for all members to have a current 2009 membership card. This card

entitles you to free admission at St. Patrick's time. Dues for Irish-American members are $20 per person.


Due to the volume of guests no memberships will be sold on parade Sunday or St. Patrick's Day. Pay now and save all year.

Volunteers WANTED!

Are you available to help at the Gaelic League during the St. Patrick’s festivities?

We will need many to help us through this busy time. Even a few hours would be

helpful. At the busiest times on both parade day and St. Patrick’s day it takes a

minimum of fifty people to service our guests. Please sign-up and lend a hand. It

is your “Club” too. Call 313-964-7474 or  email:

Gaelic League/Irish American Members

Please Volunteer for the St. Patrick’s

Celebrations and throughout the year

at the Gaelic League

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

2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216


Fax: to 313-964-7474 (313-96-Irish)  Email:

Name(s) ______________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________

I’m Available: _ Parade Day _ St. Patrick’s Day _ Both Days

I would like to work in the area of:

_ Parking Lot – Attendant

_ Door – Admissions

_ Kitchen – Food Preparation / Serving

_ Kitchen – Clean Up

_ Restrooms – Clean Up / Maintenance

_ Hall – Table Bussing

_ Hall – Clean Up

_ Tent – Table Bussing

_ Tent – Clean Up

_ Grounds – Clean Up

_ 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.

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