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

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

  • 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.

  • IHSM Monthly Events

  • 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, June 1st – 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

    off-site Monthly Happy Hour
    Click on the Calendar Tab and look within the first Monday of the month or go to this Month’s Music and Activities section under the Happenings Tab for more details.

  • Off-site Monthly Luncheon

    Check the first or second Friday on the Calendar or see details in this Month’s Music and Activities section of the Happenings tab for the specific location of our monthly Luncheon!

  • _________________________________________________________
  • IHSM Weekly Events

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club. Crocheters welcome too! ~ This activity is on hiatus through the summer, but will resume in September. 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. 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 (exceptions posted on calendar).
    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.

  • _________________________________________________________
  • 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.

    May’s book: The Islandman by Tomas O’Crohan
    Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse.
    The Islandman by Tomas O’Crohan first published in Irish in 1929; translated to English and published in 1937 (available in paperback, 262 pp. plus photos). This autobiography presents a valuable description of a now vanished way of life. Tomas O’Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937. The Blasket Islands are three miles off Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation just after World War II, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained unchanged for centuries. A great master of his native Irish, Tomas O’Crohan shares to the fullest the perilous life of a primitive community, yet a shrewd and humorous detachment enabled him to observe and describe his world. His sole purpose in writing it was, in his own words, “to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again."

    July’s book: The Milkman: A Novel by Anna Burns (Northern Irish born in Belfast), © 2018, 360 pp.
    Date: Tue, July 16, 7 pm – 9 pm
    In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend―rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day. This book was the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for fiction, a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom.