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





Theresa Anaya

Vice President
Mary Bongiorno

Financial Secretary
Erin Keem

Marilyn Couture



Jesse Anaya



Text Box: The Gaelic League, Inc.
Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue • Detroit, Michigan, 48216 • Phone: 313-964-8700 or 313-96-IRISH
September/October 2009 Issue

Text Box: Calendar of Events:
Saturday, September 5 Codgers 8:00 pm – 1:00am
Friday, September 11   Ceili 8-10   Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, September 12  Irish Baseball Night  Tigers vs. Blue Jays 7:05 game time
                                         Inis Ceol 8-1
Friday, September 18 ---   Ceili 8-10   Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, September 19 ---  IGSM 1-4      
                                           Euchre Party – game time 7:00 $10.00 to enter
                                           Terry Murphy 8-1
Sunday, September 20 --- Harp 1-3pm  
                          Pub quiz –game starts at 4:00, $5.00 to play bring a dish to pass
Friday, September 25--- Ceili 8-10, Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, September 26 --- Brian Bonner 8-1
Sunday, September 27 --- Harp 1-3pm

Friday, Oct 2 --- Ceili 8-10, Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, Oct 3 – Codgers 8-1
Sunday, Oct 4 --- Harp 1-3pm
Friday, Oct 9---Ceili 8-10   Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, Oct 10 --- Euchre Party—game time 7:00 $10.00 to enter
                                 Inis Ceol 8-1, 
Sunday, Oct. 11 – Harp 1-3pm
Friday, Oct 16--- Ceili 8-10   Larry Larson 8-1
Sat Oct 17--- IGSM 12-4 --- Brian Bonner 8-1
Sunday, Oct 18 --- Harp 1-3pm—Pub Quiz 4pm
Friday, Oct 23 – Ceili 8-10    Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, Oct 24 --- Nova Scotia Halloween Party 7:30 contact: Michelle @ 313-381-7683
                                 Terry Murphy 8-1 in the bar
Sunday, Oct 24--- Harp 1-3pm
Friday, Oct 30 --- Ceili 8-10    Larry Larson 8-1
Saturday, Oct 31 --- GLIA Halloween Party featuring Pat Johnson DJ/Karaoke 8:00 - 1:00
 Prizes/ no cover


Now Accepting new or gently used treasures for the November 20-22, 2009 Tin Can Raffle.

Drop off your items any time.

The proceeds from this raffle support the Irish Radio Program.

So be generous and support your Club and the Radio Show.


We also need volunteers to coordinate this project.

If you are interested please contact:

Theresa Anaya:


Questions or concerns contact@ (313)974-7474

 Or e-mail





Letter from the President:



What we accomplished on our summer vacation…..


The 2009 Golf Outing to support the Irish Radio Program was a great success this year. We made over $3,000.00 which goes directly to the Radio Show. Thanks for all the sponsors, golfers, cooks, kitchen crew & to Jesse Anaya for pulling it all together.


Special thanks go out to the many volunteers that showed up to clean up in June.

A lot of elbow grease went into sprucing the place up and the effort is much appreciated.


Wow, summer is almost over & it’s time for back to basics, back to school & back to the Gaelic League.


The calendar of events is full of interesting & fun things to join in. There is something for everyone here. You can find your roots, learn to speak Gaelic & keep your toes tapping, and it is all right here at your club.


On Monday nights from 8-10pm Anne McCallum will teach us how to set dance. For just $4.00 you can join the group and swing your partner.


Language is back every Wednesday; starting September 16th @ 7pm. Justin Manning will teach you a word or two. The cost is $3.00 & you could dazzle your friends with some catchy Gaelic words.

There is Ceili every Friday, in the hall from 8:00 – 10:00. Newcomers are always welcome and you can be sure that Kitty Heinzman will keep you moving & grooving. Great way to burn off some of those Guinness calories and it only cost $7.00.


The Irish Genealogy Society of Michigan meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. Lunch is available at 11:00am & the meetings start at 1:30pm. Lots of good information and helpful speakers to get you started or help you continue to trace your family tree.


Pub Quiz’s are held the 3rd Sunday of every month beginning September 20 @4pm.  It cost $5.00 to participate.  You're welcome to bring a team of five or join in with another team.  Lunch is included in the cost, so bring a dish to pass & put your thinking cap on for an afternoon of common knowledge & lots of fun.


The Euchre parties are starting again, too. You don’t need a partner and beginners are always welcome.

Ten bucks gets you in the game and includes light snacks & prizes. Plan to join us on September 19 @7:00pm.


As Fall arrives remember: your club stays great because of your support & participation. Hope to see you around!


Sonas Ort, Theresa Anaya


“Green Pages”


The “Green Pages” are officially going GREEN.  This business and service directory, introduced in 2007, is now being created on our website,

This guide provides business card size ads of businesses, individuals, and organizations supportive and servicing the Metro Detroit Irish Community.


Although our first paper edition was well received, it was limited in distribution and its timeliness.  This new online version of the “Green Pages” can be updated regularly.  It can be viewed by more potential customers (our website currently averages 25,000 viewers monthly) and it’s paperless. 


During this economic struggle it’s important for all of us to support and patronize those businesses, individuals, and organizations who have faithfully serviced our Irish community for years.  The services and goods featured on the “Green Pages” range from skilled labor, automotive, financial, legal, medical, arts, etc.  Also promoted are Irish dance and music instructors, entertainers, pubs, restaurant, and Irish Gift shops.


There is a minimal fee to promote your business or organization.  The fees are:  $10/mo, $25/ 3 mos., or $90/ yr.  If interested in advertising contact Kathleen at 313-96-Irish or checkout the website and email us.  The fee helps defray the Irish radio show expense.

Explosion 1: Now accepting 2010 dues!
Membership has its privileges!










Thank you,

It’s been a great year for baseball in Detroit. The Tigers are in first place and many of our rival team fans have stopped by the club. They have purchased drinks, tee shirts, books and even memberships. We appreciate your support.



Did you know?

2010 is going to be a big year!

Why, you ask?

The Gaelic League/Irish American Club

Is celebrating 90 years of Irish Excellence!

Special Events are currently in the making.


Text Box: How about a game of darts?
New dart boards are located in the hall & if the hall is 
available you are welcome to challenge your friends.
 Just ask the bartender for the darts.
Text Box: Show your Gaelic League Spirit!
Logo tee shirts are available in a variety of 
colors & sizes from M-XXL.
Stop in & check them out!!










Please support these supporters of the 2009 Golf Outing: :

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The Biergarten                            Casey’s Pub                     Irish Coffee Bar & Grill

22184 Michigan Ave,                  1830 Michigan Ave         18666 Mack Ave

Dearborn MI 48124                    Detroit MI 48216             Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48239

313-561-7117                                313-963-2440                               


Nemo’s                                         Slows BBQ                       Twisted Shamrock

1384 Michigan Ave                     2138 Michigan Ave         276 W 9 Mile

Detroit MI 48216                         Detroit MI 48216             Ferndale MI 48220                                       

                                                     313-962-9828                     248-544-4170


PJ’s Lager House                        Mr. Nick’s                        Whiskey Bar & Grill

1254 Michigan Ave                     1926 West Rd                  24735 W Warren

Detroit MI 4821                           Trenton MI 48183           Dearborn Heights MI 48124             734-671-0990                    734-278-8161


Dunleavy’s Pub                           Old Shillelagh                      and these Organizations

6004 Allen Rd                              349 Monroe St                     Emerald Society               

Allen Park MI 48101                  Detroit MI 48226                 Irish American Lawyers              

313-382-4545                           FOUIS


Do you like to read?

The Gaelic League Cultural Committee has created a Library of over 100 books of Irish Titles or by Irish Authors. The Library is located in the Gaelic League Lounge on bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. Come and check it out! The books are available to Gaelic League or Irish American Club members in good standing, and can be checked out for up to 30 days at no charge. Just complete the checkout card in the pocket of the books available, and turn the card into the bartender on duty. Books can be returned to the bartender when due. The Library is available during normal Gaelic League operating hours. The Cultural Committee welcomes books of Irish topics, or written by Irish authors, which you may wish to donate to the Library.



Text Box: Join us on Saturday, September 12, 2009 for Detroit Tiger Irish night, 7:05 pm game time. Seats are in section 150, left center field.  Tickets are available at the club for $20.00. Wear your favorite Irish shirt. You can meet at the club and car pool, go to Nemo’s and ride their shuttle for $3.00 or just head straight to Comerica Park and enjoy the game. Support your club and support the Tigers.



































Mary Bongiorno

Eddie Landaw

Sheila Maloney


Dave Keem

Howard Kelley

Roxanne LaPuma


Patrick McParland
Daniel O'Neill

Susan Waisanen

Anne Aldridge

Jim Dewan
Margaret Kenny