• *This page lists the Weekly, Monthly and Bi-Monthly Events at IHSM*

  • See the IHSM Calendar Page by clicking on the “Calendar” tab above for all weekly entertainment, bands, trivia, etc.

  • IHSM Weekly Events

  • Don’t forget to visit Non-IHSM Events for activities not sponsored by IHSM but available locally. Monthly invitations from Comhaltas are posted here as well.

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club. Crocheters welcome too! ~ This activity will be held every Wednesday in December and January from 6:30-8:30 pm EXCEPT Dec. 19th, 26th and Jan. 2. Come enjoy social time with other knitting and crocheting enthusiasts. All ages and ability levels welcome.

  • MulKerin School of Dance

    Irish dance lessons with Mulkerin School of Dance are held at the clubhouse at 6:30 pm most Wednesdays. Come join in the fun and your first class is free! Check the calendar for specific dates.

  • Trivia at the Clubhouse

    Clubhouse Trivia Every Thursday this month except December 20th. It’s game on at 7:30pm!
    Grab some friends and head to the Clubhouse.
    Good times, fun prizes and lots of laughs are what you’ll find! Join the party!

  • Traditional Music practice at the Clubhouse

    Sunday Traditional Music at the Clubhouse
    1pm – 3pm Every Sunday in December except December 16th.
    These are informal musical seisiúns in the tradition of Pubs in Ireland. All Members and their guests are welcome. Bar is open.
    Bring your instrument and energy. Clubhouse rentals take priority over Sunday Traditional Music. Check website calendar.

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  • IHSM Monthly Events

  • January’s Second Saturday Music Seisiún!

  • Sat, January 12, 4pm – 6pm
    Featured Musicians – Kathleen Conneely (tin whistle player)

    Born in Bedford, England, to Irish parents from Galway and Longford, Kathleen Conneely began playing Irish music at age twelve, along with her siblings, Bernadette, Michael and Pauline. She took lessons from Co. Clare musician, Brendan Mulkere, a well-regarded teacher in and around London. Her father Michael was a fiddle, accordion and tin whistle player from Errislannan, Co. Galway, and the Conneely home was always filled with music from records and live sessions with many visiting musicians.

    Over the years, Kathleen has lived in London, Dublin, Chicago and Boston, where there was always a lively traditional Irish music scene, which has helped to sustain her passion for the music. She has taught for Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann both in Dublin and Boston, at the Boston College Irish Studies program; Gaelic Roots, the Irish Arts Week in the Catskills, and the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC. In 2012 released her first solo CD, ‘The Coming of Spring’.

    Event is free and open to the public.

  • Irish Heritage Riders

    Irish Heritage Riders meet the 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:30 pm in the bar area of the club house. All riding members are welcome!
    Please contact Kevin Fox @ Krfox821@gmail.com for more information.

  • Genealogy and Family History Group

    Saturday, January 5th – 10 am to 12 pm
    Open to all IHSM members interested in pursuing their family history and share successes and collaborate on tools and research tips. Coffee, tea, water, etc. offered. Held the first Saturday of each month; often off-site — Contact Sheila Johnson at vershe@vershe.com or 203-878-7888 for more information._

  • Off-site Monthly Happy Hour for January

    off-site Monthly Happy Hour
    Date: TBD
    See details in this Month’s Music and Activities section of the Happenings or on the Calendar!

  • Off-site Monthly Luncheon for December

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  • IHSM Bi-Monthly Events

  • IHSM Irish Book Club

    The IHSM Irish Book Club is open to all members who have read the book of the evening and wish to discuss its merits with other interested members. Drop ins welcome! Please bring a snack to share between friends! This club meets every other month.

    January’s Book: An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor, M.D. © 2009.
    When: Tue, January 15, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

    Given the upcoming holiday season, our selection will help put us in the spirit with a charming novel from a Northern Ireland writer. Patrick Taylor, who was born & raised in Bangor, County Down, sets this novel in the cozy (fictitious) village of Ballybucklebo where young doctor Barry Laverty, M.B. is looking forward to his first Christmas there. Barry learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holiday but has little time to dwell on romantic disappointments as he and his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, deal with the medical and community needs of their beloved patients.

    March’s book: Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff, © 2005, 176 pages.
    When: Tuesday, March 19,2019, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse.
    This historical novel is targeted for Grades 8-12 so it should be easy reading for all of us. It was recommended to me by a friend. It’s the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory Ryan and her neighbor and friend, Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with the same destination—the home of Nory’s sister Maggie at 416 Smith Street, Brooklyn, America. Twelve-year-old Nory Ryan’s family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, but the terrible blight that attacked the potatoes has changed their lives, and they choose to make the journey to America. Patrica Reilly GIff calls upon her long research into Irish history and her great powers as a storyteller in this deeply involving, riveting novel which is a companion to Nory Ryan’s Song published in 2002.