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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017


CEILI DANCE


3 – 5 PM UPSTAIRS AT RIRA !!!


AS ALWAYS – FREE, FUN AND FAMILY FRIENDLY !!!


LIVE MUSIC WITH THE PORTLAND CEILI BAND


BEVERAGES AND FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SALE


VISIT WITH FRIENDS, MEET NEW FRIENDS


DANCE, LISTEN TO THE MUSIC


BE COZY AND WARM AND PRETEND YOU’RE IN


IRELAND !!!!!


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

3 TO 5 PM

THE IAC’S FIRST CEILI DANCE OF THE SEASON !

UPSTAIRS AT BULL FEENEY’S

LIVE MUSIC WITH THE PORTLAND CEILI BAND

FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 ALL AGES WELCOME !

FREE, FUN AND FAMILY FRIENDLY !!!

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HALF WAY TO SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!!!

COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US !!!

THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 5 – 8 PM, AT BULL FEENEY’S!!

MUSIC, RAFFLES, DRINK SPECIALS, APPETIZERS . . . . YOU KNOW WE TAKE OUR SAINT PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION SERIOUSLY WHEN WE START IN SEPTEMBER !!! 

WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE CLUB, YOU SUPPORT THE PARADE WE SPONSOR IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND EVERY YEAR !!  LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS AND NEW ON THURSDAY  

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IAC Club Picnic 2017

Come join us for our annual Club Picnic:

Date: Sunday July 30th 2017

Time: Noon to 4:00pm

Place:Southern Maine Community College, So. Portland.

Live Music: 12:00-2:00pm Bitter Brew

2:00-2:30pm Stillson school of Irish Step dancing

Live Music: 2:30-4:00pm Joe Markley.

PM & ME food Truck on site


IAC

IRELAND TOUR 2017

Time’s running out folks!  You may not have heard this yet, but rumor has it that the Irish American Club puts on the best trips

EVAHHHHH . . .thanks to EVAN!!!!  And, he’s done it again!

October 6th through the 17th we’ll be traveling through Ireland’s Ancient East AND Scotland!  This year we’ll be exploring Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin before we drive on up to Belfast where we’ll take a ferry cross the Irish Sea to Scotland, (how many times in your life will you ever get the chance to say that!)  where Glasgow, Fort William and Edinburgh awaits our eager travelers.   

11 nights (including overnight flight), the ever entertaining and charming Seamus O’Shea (our very favorite A#1 bus driver),  our own Evan McElligott, travel planner extraordinaire, to guide us-  could there be a better trip?  The craic will be mighty!  The sights are spectacular and have not been explored by many. And the Irish American Club are the most fun loving group of travelers you’d ever want to meet.

For more information contact evan@independentireland.com; visit the tours page at http://www.independentireland.com/maine-irish-american-club-tour/ or call 207-221-0737

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The IRISH AMERCIAN CLUB OF MAINE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2017 IRISHPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO TOM RYAN AT LAST SATURDAY’S ANNUAL DINNER.  TOM IS A DEDICATED PROMOTER OF ALL THINGS IRISH AND WORKS TIRELESSLY TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE IRISH CULTURE ALL YEAR LONG.  TOM IS ORGANIZER OF THE CLADDAGH MHOR PIPE BAND.  HE IS TRULY DESERVING OF THIS HONOR.

CONGRATULATIONS TOM!

SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH

3-5 PM, at RIRA, upstairs

Commercial Street, Portland

CEILI DANCE

Live music with the Portland Ceili Band, dances led by Morrigan and Bridget

Let’s finish out the week of celebrating all things IRISH with some CEOL AGUS CRAIC (music and fun!).

Great music, great atmosphere, great friends, great fun!

Public is invited and as always, it’s FREE, FUN AND FAMILY FRIENDLY.

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHERE THE IRISH AMERICAN CLUB IS TRAVELING TO THIS OCTOBER !!!

The IAC has sponsored trips to IRELAND every other year since 2007.  This will be our sixth trip planned with the personal touch of our very own Club member, Evan McElligott.  Go to Evan's new website:  independentireland.com

  and look for the IAC trip.

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 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising. Irish men and women around the world are participating in Centenary Events that mark this pivotal period in Ireland's history. We will be kicking off our celebrations with a series of events in late April that will continue throughout the year. Please save these dates.





Friday, April 22nd, 7:00 PM


Lecture/Video at Maine Irish Heritage Center


Professor Michael Connolly will present a lecture titled "Irish Labor and the Easter 1916 Rebellion and Its' Aftermath." Connolly, who teaches at Saint Joseph's College, will cover the Irish Labour Party and the collaboration between James Connolly and Jim Larkin. Of particular interest will be the Dublin Lockout of 1913 and the formation of the Irish Citizen Army, with a particular focus on James Connolly's role in the Rising. He will also talk about the role of labour in the 1917 Anti-Conscription movement and the fate of the Irish Trade Union Congress in the aftermath of 1916. A brief Q&A will follow and then we will view an episode of the documentary series "1916 Seachtar Na Casca" that focuses on one of the major figures  of the Easter Uprising, James Connolly.



Saturday, April 23rd, 4:00 PM


Fibin presents "Pearse in Pictures" at MIHC


Written and performed by journalist Harry McGee, and his brother Dara McGee, who performs the live art throughout the show, "Pearse in Pictures" is a striking re-imagining of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. The insurrection, led by a small group of idealists, resulted in a heavy defeat with all leaders executed. However, it was the spark that lit the bonfire that culminated in an independent Ireland. The performance focuses on five leading figures of the Rising with a dramatic unexpected twist at the end. Fibin is a theater group from Inverin County Galway Ireland that was formed in 2003 and has performed over 30 productions mostly in Ireland. With support from Culture Ireland.


Sunday, April 24th, 11:30 AM


 


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