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One hundred thousand welcomes to you to my official blog of all things Irish from me, Diane Byrnes, host of the Echoes of Erin radio show on WEDO Radio 810AM.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Intro to last two posts

Hello Friends,

Echoes of Erin broadcasts each Sunday from 12:30pm till 2:00pm eastern time.  In case you are interested in listening to Irish music and Irish news, you can tune in to Echoes of Erin online 24/7 by following these directions.

Type in browser: www.wedo810.com
Click on Program Guide
Scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin
A page of program numbers appears, Click a program number
Download and Play at your convenience.

The highest program number is the most current, January 2015 begins with #1398;  There are a few years of programs available for your listening pleasure.

Each week you hear a live news report, The Ireland Report, from one of four news correspondents.  The first Sunday is Patricia Sharkey, out of Donegal and is editor of the Donegal Newsletter (www.dun-na-ngall.com).  The second Sunday is Brian Nolan, out of Galway and is a writer and Walking Tour Director (www.galwaywalks.com).  The third Sunday is Davy Kettyles out of Dublin.  The fourth Sunday is Mairtin O'Muilleoir, out of Belfast (www.newbelfast.com) and is  Managing Director of the Belfast Media Group and Publisher of the Irish Echo (www.irishecho.com) out of New York.  On the occasional fifth Sunday or when a correspondent is not available,  I give the roundup of news (www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin).

Dateline Irish is the weekly calendar of events that is announced each week, however, all you need do is to let me know you would be interested in being added to my distribution list and you can receive the link each week.

And of course I air a wide variety of Irish music, sometimes theme oriented programs, like the Hunger Strikes of 1981 and the Easter Rising along with other themes as listeners request.  During the Christmas Season I air 4 to 6 weeks of Irish Christmas music, and this year no piece was aired twice.  It is such beautiful music!

Listeners to Echoes of Erin tune in around the country (USA) and the world (Canada, Europe, Ireland, Australia); the program receives good feedback from the listeners.

So, do give me a listen each Sunday LIVE or ONLINE @ www.wedo810.com.

Happy New Year,
Diane Byrnes
Producer & Host





Dateline Irish for January 4


DATELINE IRISH

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Program # 1398

www.wedo810.com Listen Live


 
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Notice:

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Hunger Project, meets the first Saturday of the month to distribute food in conjunction with the Food Bank.  “Produce to the People” volunteers meet from 8:30am at the Braddock Fire Dept.’s Blazing Bingo Hall, 845 Talbot Ave., in Braddock, Pa.  Anyone can volunteer.  Contact Allegheny Co. Hibernian Hunger Project Chairman J.J. Gallagher by email: johnjgallagher@verizon.net. Or call AOH Division 17 at 412.829.2399.

 Notice #2:

Riley’s Pour House has expanded next door with their NEW ‘Riley’s Garden Tent’.  Dining & Beverages plus upcoming performances are now available under the Tent which can provide for 60 people.  Parking for RPH is available to patrons behind the pub, and in the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox parking lot (during non-church events) in the evenings.  And parking is also available at the Family Dollar lot, and in the large center lot across from the Carnegie Coffee House.  Effective NOW!!  RPH can accommodate a ‘Special Event’ from 20 people up to 100.  Information: 412.279.0770.  A Venue to consider for your Christmas Party – whether a party for 20 or a private event for 100 RPH will work with you to create a fun and memorable experience.

 Notice #3

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle – promotes the facilities for special events and in the Christmas Season, keep this venue in mind for your celebrations with groups of 50 to 150 persons.   Creative menus, live music,  and excellent ambience for your guests. Contact David Regan at 412.642.6622.

 

 

Sunday, January 4
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter, www.dun-na-ngall.com. 

Tuesday, January 6
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 – features Ceili Dancing @ 7pm.
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Riley’s Piano Night @ 8pm.
·       The Pittsburgh Public presents a ‘Special Event – the Second City presents N’at’s All Folke’ @ the O’Reilly Theatre. Tickets: 412.316.1600.

 
Wednesday, January 7
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – ‘Wild Wing Wednesday Special’ & Live Music @ 8pm.
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 – Ceili Dancing @ 7pm.

Thursday, January 8
·       Riley’s Pour House, in Carnegie – Live Music @ 8pm.

 Friday, January 9
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 – features Happy Hour w/The Professor & Mary Fran @ 5:30pm followed by Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher @ 9pm. 
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – opens today at 11am for lunch.  It’s Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 Saturday, January 10
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 – features Whiskey Limerick @ 9pm. 
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – Irish Breakfast from 8am till Noon followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 Sunday, January 11
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com. 

Sunday, January 18
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. 

Thursday, January 22 – Sunday, February 22, 2015
·       The Pittsburgh Public presents ‘My Fair Lady’, Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.  Music by Frederick Loewe.  Family friendly musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion @ the O’Reilly Theatre.  Tickets: 412.316.1600.

 Sunday, January 25
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a vintage movie “Going My Way” with Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald @ McDowell Hall.  Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844

 Sunday, February 1
·       The LAOH of Allegheny County will celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid with Mass at 10am at South Hills Country Club.  Breakfast buffet to follow, $25 Adult and $15 juniors.  Reservations Kathleen Diulus @ 412.953.1875 or email phlpghk@verizon.net.

 ·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter, www.dun-na-ngall.com. 

 
Saturday, February 7
·       The February Food Bank, “Produce to the People”.  Braddock Fire Dept’s Blazing Bingo Hall, 845 Talbot Ave., Braddock Pa; arrive between 8:30am-9am.  Volunteers are needed to distribute food and produce to the needy.  You do NOT need to be a Hibernian to help.  Information: Allegheny Co. Chairman, J.J. Gallagher, johnjgallagher@verizon.net.  Or call AOH Division 17 412.829.2399.

 
Sunday, 8
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com.

Sunday, February 15
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles.  Guest in studio is James Gourlay, Musical Directory w/ River City Brass and Paul Evans, musician on percussion and member of AOH Division 4, North Hills.  http://rivercitybrass.org/

Friday, February 20
·       AOH/LAOH Divisions 32 Lenten Fish Fry at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club (The Uke’s) 302 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, 15106.  Details TBA.

 Saturday, February 21
·       AOH Division 4 will sponsor their Annual 250 Club Dinner at the West View Firemen’s Hall.  Information: Bob Parry 724-933-0427 and parryr@consolidated.net

Sunday, February 22
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a lecture “The Polish in Ireland” by Lawrence Kozlowski, Ph.D. at McDowell Hall, Epiphany Church.  Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844.

·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm, Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles.  Guest in the studio James Gourley, Musical Director of the River City Brass.

 March 5 – April 5, 2015
·       The Pittsburgh Public presents ‘How I Learned What I Learned’ by August Wilson @ the O’Reilly Theatre.  Tickets: 412.316.1600.

Saturday, March 7
·       The March Food Bank, “Produce to the People”.  Braddock Fire Dept’s Blazing Bingo Hall, 845 Talbot Ave., Braddock Pa; arrive between 8:30am-9am.  Volunteers are needed to distribute food and produce to the needy.  You do NOT need to be a Hibernian to help.  Information: Allegheny Co. Chairman, J.J. Gallagher, johnjgallagher@verizon.net.  Or call AOH Division 17 412.829.2399.

·       The Pittsburgh Ceili Club sponsors their ‘Kick-Off Ceili’ at the Teamster Temple, 4701 Butler St. in Lawrenceville.  724.353.0123.

 ·       AOH/LAOH Division 32’s  St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Heidelberg Fire Hall,  located on First Ave just off Washington Rd in Heidelberg.  Entertainment features Corned Beef & Curry and the Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pip & Drum Band.  Further details TBA.

 
Tuesday, March 10
·       Celtic Woman performing at The Benendum Center, 7:30pm, sponsored by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Saturday, March 14
·       Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. at 10th and Liberty.  Sponsored by The Irish Society for Education & Charity, Inc. and Produced by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.  http://www.pittsburghirish.org/parade/index.html.

 Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15
·       West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association’s Irish Spring Festival in Ireland WV.  US Route 19 South from I-79 Roanoke exit.  Information David Powell 1.202.387.1680, wdp320@aol.com or John Nelson 1.304.782.3553, jhn1203@aol.com.

 Tuesday, March 17
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents their St. Patrick’s Day Banquet w/ Guest Speaker at the PAA in Oakland, 7pm.  Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844

Wednesday, March 27
·       Cherish The Ladies performing at Slippery Rock University Student Union.

Saturday, April 4
·       The April Food Bank, “Produce to the People”.  Braddock Fire Dept’s Blazing Bingo Hall, 845 Talbot Ave., Braddock Pa; arrive between 8:30am-9am.  Volunteers are needed to distribute food and produce to the needy.  You do NOT need to be a Hibernian to help.  Information: Allegheny Co. Chairman, J.J. Gallagher, johnjgallagher@verizon.net.  Or call AOH Division 17 412.829.2399.

 April 16 – May 17, 2015
·       The Pittsburgh Public presents ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare @ the O’Reilly Theatre.  Tickets: 412.316.1600.

 Sunday, April 19
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a lecture “The Merchandising of Irish Goods” by Paul Carey, Owner, The Irish Design Center in Oakland.  McDowell Hall at Epiphany Church – 2pm - Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844

Sunday, May 17
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh a lecture “The Origins of the Irish Race” with Alan Boal, 2pm at McDowell Hall, Epiphany Church.  Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844

 May 28 – June 28
·       The Pittsburgh Public presents ‘Buyer & Cellar’ by Jonathan Tolins @ the O’Reilly Theatre.  Tickets: 412.316.1600.  www.ppt.org

Sunday, June 7
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents an “Irish High Tea” at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Social Hall in Homestead.  Reservations.  Information John Webber 412.758.5445 and Earl McCabe 412.761.1844.

Saturday, August 15

·       MuSic for MS Roots Music Festival on August 15, 2015 at Hartwood Acres.  The Black Lillies have joined the lineup! With Humming House, The Mulligan Brothers, Tiger Maple String Band and Maddie Arnold and Friends already on board, we may be presenting the best day of music in Pittsburgh for the Summer of 2015.  Individual general admission $15.

 Wednesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 26
·       2nd Belfast Homecoming 2015 – Information:
http://aisling-events.com/event/the-homecoming-and-belfast-one-city-conference-2015/

 
Traveling in Ireland in  2015
Festivals and Tours to consider attending!!

 Ardara, County Donegal, information on the town

·       Information: Patrick McGill 011–353–74–953.7949 or call             Eileen 011 – 353 – 86 – 239-1441.   http://www.ardara.ie


“NEW” Irish Festivals in Ireland & Beyond
·       Shannonside Winter Music Festival – January 15 – 19, 2015, takes place in the villages of Sixmilebridge and Bunratty, Co. Clare. Entertainment features a strong bluegrass line up w/ Special Consensus from USA, Niall Toner Band, Down & Outs, and Big Jam.  22 concerts to be held at Bunratty Folk Park.  www.wmw.ie.

·       Temple Bar TradFest - January 28 - February 1, 2015, Dublin, Ireland.  During the five days of the festival hundreds of musicians will play and most of these events are free.
http://www.dochara.com/events-in-ireland/temple-bar-tradfest/ 

February 18 – 22, 2015, The 16th Gathering Traditional Festival in Killarney, Co. Kerry

Concerts with Sean Keane & Band, A Stor Mo Chroi, Arcady, Mike McGoldrick, Jim Murray, Dezi Donnelly,  The Unwanted.  Trad music sessions, Dance Workshops w/ Gearoid Devanney and Tony Ryan, Workshops, Singers Concert, Ceili, and CD Launches.  There will be Ceilis, Dance Workshops – Seanos w/ Gearoid Devanney, Advanced w/ Tony Ryan. Workshops, and CD Launches.  Information on Facebook: The Gathering Killarney and www.thegathering.ie. John O’Shea – johngathering@hotmail.com.

 

·       Russell Memorial Weekend - February 19-22, 2015, Doolin, Ireland
The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994. In 2006, and at the request of the Russell family, the festival was renamed the Russell Memorial Weekend in memory of the three Russell brothers and two sisters; Micho (1915-1994), Gussie (1917-2004), Brigid, Packie (1920-1977), and Mary Kate (1921-2007).
http://www.michorussellweekend.ie/

New Year 2015

Hello Folks,

Here we are at the beginning of another New Year and as usual I have goals to accomplish.  One of them is keeping this Blog updated, current, and new items posted once a week.  Even though I have not written here as I have previously said I would, I will give it another try.  Most of the time I just run out of time.

So, for 2015 I begin again!

Regards,
Diane

Sunday, June 01, 2014

DATELINE IRISH - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, June 1

·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey, Editor of The Donegal Newsletter @ www.dun-na-ngall.com.  

 
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “An Irish-Style High Tea” (a catered event) @ Saint Maximilian Church Hall, 363 West Eleventh St. Extension, Homestead. Open to public.  Reservations required by May 27th.  Information 412.371-7153 or 412.341.5683. 

 Tuesday, June 3

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – Riley’s Piano Night 8pm.

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 – features Ceili Dancing from 7 pm.

Wednesday, June 4 through June 21
·       PICT (special Father’s Day performance) presents “Waiting for Godot”, by Samuel Beckett two tickets for $54, 412-561-6000, email tickethelp@picttheatre.org or  www.visitpicttheatre.org.  Mostly at the Charity Randall Theater on the University of Pittsburgh Campus.


Wednesday, June 4
       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Mic hosted by Downtown Bishop @ 8pm.

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features BE BOLD @ 9pm.

 Thursday, June 5
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Music @ 8pm.

 
Friday, June 6
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music at 9pm.

 Saturday, June 7
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by a Reunion Show with Laughrey Connolly @ 8pm.  Christopher Laughrey is back in Pgh for a few days and invites all to come on down.

·       Gaelic Football –   Intra-Divisional Friendly

Philadelphia Donegal @ Pittsburgh Celtics, Founders

Mason Dixon @ Pittsburgh Celtics, Founders

Philadelphia Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh Banshees, Founders

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features Live Music at 9pm.

 
Sunday, June 8
·       The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart presents their Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bede’s Church, 309 S. Dallas Avenue, Point Breeze, at NOON.  Luncheon to follow.  Reversations: Peggy Bond at 412.343.3040.  All are welcome.

 ·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan.  Sponsor for The Ireland Report is AOH Division 4, North Hills.  Guest in studio is Patrick Donnelly from AOH Div. 4 on Irish Day of Entertainment at Schitizen Park/The Croatian Center.

 
Tuesday, June 10
·       Pittsburgh Ceili Club General Membership Meeting @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 6:30pm; five new positions are available on the Board of Governors.  Information: Cheryl McLafferty Grey cmcgrey@zoominternet.net.

Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, July 13
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip is the FIFA World Cup 2014 Headquarters.  You can enjoy the games right here.  Check out schedule: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/.

Saturday, June 14
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Baltimore @ Baltimore

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Baltimore @ Baltimore

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

·       GAA Hurling – Intra-County Competition: Pittsburgh Puca’s @ Toronto 9’s Tournament

·       Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance presents “An Afternoon of Irish Dance” at Antonian Theater at Carlow University.  Program 4pm to 6pm; Admission $5 child/$10 student/$15 Adult.  Doors open at 3:15pm.  Information: burke.conroy@gmail.com  or 412.781.3273.

 
Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles Sponsor for The Ireland Report is AOH Division 4, North Hills.  Jim Caldwell will be Guest Host.

·       PICT presents “Waiting for Godot”, two tickets for $54, 412-561-6000, email tickethelp@picttheatre.org or  www.visitpicttheatre.org

Thursday, June 19
·       Film Screening: Anthology: Local #471 Musicians’ Union, 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA 15120.  The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF) is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators and historians.  Its purpose is to preserve, interpret, and promote a people’s history focused on the significances of the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead, PA in 1892. For more information, go to http://www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org

Saturday, June 21
·       3rd Annual PGAA Golf Tournament

 ·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 
·       AOH St. Patrick Division 4 & LAOH St. Bridget Division 4, host their Annual Day of Irish Music at Schitizen Park / Croatian Center on Schitizen Park Road in Ross Township.  Day begins at Noon, minimal admission, food & beverage available for purchase.  Music throughout the day; Children’s activities.  Irish Auction and raffles.  Other details TBD.

 
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29
·       WV State Championship Irish Road Bowling, held in Ireland WV.  Winners go on to the national finals in Wampatuck State Park, south of Boston August 2 & 3.  Winners in Wampatuck go on to the All Ireland Finals in  Ireland (the country).  Check out schedule www.wvirishroadbowling.com or www.wvirb.org.

 Sunday, June 29
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, The Lord Mayor of Belfast, www.newbelfast.com.   Sponsor for The Ireland Report AOH Division 4, North Hills.

 
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Cleveland St. Pat’s @ Founders Field

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Cleveland St. Jarlath’s @ Founders Field

·       Hurling      --          Akron City Celtic Guards @ Pittsburgh Puca’s, Founders Field, evening game

Saturday, July 12
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.


·       Gaelic Football –   Banshees Ladies Football vs. Detroit St. Anne’s @ Detroit

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Detroit Wolfe Tones @ Detroit

·       Hurling      --          Jr. C Pittsburgh Puca’s @ Akron Celtic Guards
 

Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20
·       Cleveland Cultural Festival @ Berea Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights OH.  Entertainment this year includes: Black 47, Dermot Henry, & Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul from NY, Dervish from Sligo, Ronan Tynan from Kilkenny, The High Kings from Dublin, Damien Dempsey from Dublin, Malachi Cush from Tyrone NI,  James Kilbane from Achill Island, Step Crew from Toronto (Dance & Musician group), Scythian from Washington DC, The New Barleycorn, Brigid’s Cross, & Lost State of Franklin, Donal O’Shaughnessy, The Kilroy’s, & Mary’s Lane, from Cleveland, Guaranteed Irish from Pittsburgh,  Dennis Doyle from California, and Fintan Stanley from Boston, http://clevelandirish.org/.  Admission Only $10, Free Parking.  Make your hotel reservations ASAP as many are already sold out. This is an excellent lineup and something for everyone. 
 
Saturday, July 26
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Toronto @ Buffalo

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Toronto @ Buffalo

Thursday, July 31
·       Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF), @ The Pump House in Homestead, 7:30pm  – Movie “Inequality For All”.  Documentary @ 7:30pm, by Robert Reich, an economist and former US Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.  Is inequality good for a society, or dies it have dire consequences? www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org

Saturday, August 2
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Jr. C vs. Columbus @ Columbus

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Baltimore/Philly @ Founders

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Baltimore/Philly @ Founders

Friday, August 8
  • AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will sponsor their annual Golf Outing, contact Bill Delaney.
 Saturday, August 9
·       Gaelic Football –   Banshees Ladies Football vs. Detroit St. Anne’s @ Founders

Pittsburgh Celtics -- FREE

 August 11 to 21, 2014
·       D’Arcy McGee’s Ireland Trail, a 10-day tour of sites associated with Thomas D’Arcy McGee, The Young Irelanders and other historical Irish themes.  Arrive in Dublin; travel the roads of Wexford & Wicklow, special reception in the Canadian Embassy.  Travel the roads of ‘The Battle of the Boyne’ to Belfast; visit The Glens of Antrim, through Donegal, Carlingford, Co. Louth.  Information: sales@matthews.ie or call 011.353.42.937.8188.  Visit www.jennyirishtours.com or www.matthews.ie and reference D’Arcy McGee Tour.  Also check out www.dkit.ie/thomas-darcy-mcgee or www.facebook.com/darcymagee.ie.  You can also contact Tommy Fegan at tommyfegan@gmail.com or call 011.3536.42.937.0241.

 
Saturday, August 16
·       Gaelic Football – Midwest Finals Jr. B & Jr. C    -- TBD / Founders

August 29 through August 31, Labor Day Weekend
·       Gaelic Football – Nationals Weekend                    -- TBD

Saturday, September 6
·      The Clan O’Neill Gathering will take place for anyone with the name of O’Neill, any derivative, relatives, branches of, i.e.  O’Neill, O’Neil, O’Neal, O’neil, McNeil, McNeal, McShane, Nolan, Neil, Neely, O’Hagan, O’Rourke, Donnelly, Devlin, O’Kane & Quinn whether that’s your name or your Great-Grandmother’s name.   Contact Sean O’Neill for further details @ 412.292.9181 or Email: oneill.sm0302@gmail.com OR  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ohiovalleyancientclanoneill/
 
Saturday, September 13
·       AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will host their 25th Anniversary Banquet at Chartiers Country Club, 601 Baldwin Road, in Crafton.  Entertainment with ‘The Mansfield 5’.  Details TBA.

Wednesday, September 17
·       Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day with a Pirate Baseball Game; Tickets are 28.00, in section 147 outfield reserved seats. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. All reservations and payment must be made by July1.  Information & Reservations: Rich O’Malley 412-401-3945, pghsaintpat@verizon.net

 Sunday, October 5, 2014
·       Pittsburgh Ceili Club celebrates with their 25th Anniversary with a Dinner-Dance, 4pm, at the LeMont Restaurant in Mt. Washington.  Details TBA.  Information: Maureen Strotmeyer 412.980.5900.

Sunday, October 19
·       Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration @ Mullaney’s Castle (Harp & Fiddle), 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip.  Doors open @ 4pm.  Donation at door $20.   Raffle, Costume Contest, and King & Queen crowned.  A fundraiser for Echoes of Erin.  More to come. Donations for the baskets will graciously be accepted.  Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368, or email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net. 

 November 7, 8, & 9
·       The Third Annual Sneem Folklore & Storytelling Festival in Sneem, Co Kerry.  See below.

 Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
·       8th Annual Balmoral Classis – US Junior Solo Piping & Solo Drumming Championships.  Concert on Saturday with The Battlefield Band at Central Catholic High School McGonigle Theatre.  Information: 412.323.2707.  www.balmoralclassic.org.  More details to follow.

Tuesday, December 9
·       Celtic Thunder will perform with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall.  Details TBA.
 

Traveling in Ireland in 2014
Festivals and Tours to consider attending!!


Ardara, County Donegal, information on the town
·       Information: Patrick McGill 011–353–74–953.7949 or call             Eileen 011 – 353 – 86 – 239-1441.   http://www.ardara.ie


 

Irish Festivals in Ireland & England

 August 11 to 21, 2014 D’Arcy McGee’s Ireland Trail,
 a 10-day tour of sites associated withThomas D’Arcy McGee, The Young Irelanders and other historical Irish
themes.  Arrive in Dublin; travel the roads of Wexford & Wicklow, special reception in the Canadian Embassy.

Travel the roads of ‘The Battle of the Boyne’ to Belfast; visit The Glens of Antrim, through Donegal,
Carlingford, Co. Louth.  Information: sales@matthews.ie or call 011.353.42.937.8188.  Visit
www.jennyirishtours.com or www.matthews.ie and reference D’Arcy McGee Tour.  Also check out www.dkit.ie/thomas-darcy-mcgee or www.facebook.com/darcymagee.ie.  You can also contact Tommy Fegan at tommyfegan@gmail.com or call 011.3536.42.937.0241.

 

November 7, 8, & 9, 2014, The Third Annual Sneem Folklore & Storytelling Festival, in Sneem, County Kerry.  There will be concerts, workshops, storytelling, Pub trail, young tellers and plenty of music.  The Lead storytellers are Pat Speight, Michael Harvey, Mike Mazur; plus Batt Burns in his home county.  Check out Irish TV at




Twitter: @SneemStory

 

2014 Storytelling Tour of Ireland --  Calling all Storytellers and Story Lovers


·       This tour is a unique opportunity for storytellers and story-lovers from the USA to attend the third annual International Storytelling and Folklore Festival at Sneem one of Ireland’s most beautiful villages on the famed Ring of Kerry. It will be hosted by international Seanachie (Irish Storyteller), Batt Burns , (www.battburns.com) who has been leading tours of Ireland for over twenty years. He will tell stories, recite the poetry of his homeland and acquaint you with the history and legends of the Irish nation.  Leading the tour from the US will be Mike Mazur, the well-known Cleveland storyteller, a man steeped in Irish tradition and with strong Irish roots. He has worked with Batt on an Irish tour previously.

·       While the three day festival will be an integral part of the tour, a further five days will be spent enjoying the breath-taking scenery of other parts of Ireland, a country steeped in history, tradition and ancient custom. Numerous opportunities will be afforded to chat with Irish people in congenial surroundings and get a real feel for this ancient land.

 

 

Irish Festivals in United States

June 6 – 7         Boston Irish Festival @ Stonehill

June 14             Boston Irish Festival Feis

June 7 – 8         16th Annual Staten Island Festival, Staten Island Boys Football League Complex

June 8              New Jersey Irish Festival, Monmouth Park

June 27 – 28     Irish Fest Kalamazoo, Michigan, Arcadia Creek Festival Place

June 27 – 29     Ohio Celtic Festival, Lake Country Fairgrounds, Painesville Township, Ohio

July 11 – 13      Colorado Irish Fest, Clement Park, Littleton, CO

July 15 – 20      Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, NY

July 17 – 20      Canada Irish Festival @ Mirimichi, NB, Canada

July 18 – 20      Cleveland Cultural Festival, Berea Fairgrounds, Middleburgh Heights, OH

July 25 – 27      The Great American Irish Festival, Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Franklin NY

July 25 – 27      Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival, Glastenbury, CT