• Cultural Events and Activities

  • The following events are not sponsored by IHSM.

  • Helena Byrne and The Cultural Center of New England have teamed up to stream story telling in 4 sessions!

    Helena Byrne is still very much hoping to tour the US in late September/October, but in the meantime, she wanted to let everyone know about an online series that she’s curating with the Irish Cultural Center of New England. We thought it might be something that members would be interested in. A brochure is in the link below and here is a little blurb about it written by Helena:

    I’ve teamed up with The Irish Cultural Centre of New England to create ‘THE STORIES & MUSIC OF IRELAND’; a 4-week Online Series featuring the ‘cream of the crop’ of Irish talent.

    This is far more special than ‘live streaming’. Guests are invited to join me via Zoom for this interactive, unique experience, and we encourage everyone to engage with the stories, sing-along, & even ask myself & my special guests questions along the way.

    Each week will delve into different facets & themes of Irish culture & will feature a special guest. After each show, I’ll email guests additional audio & reading materials to brighten the rest of your week.

    Only $20 per household per week!
    Email mdooher@irishculture.org to register.

    If you might be able to spread the word about this series I’d greatly appreciate it.

    All the very best for now!
    Kindest Regards,


    Helena Byrne and The Irish Cultural Center of New England’s weekly storytelling sessions

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  • Irish Pub Radio!!

  • Enjoy Irish Pub Radio 24 hours a day!!
    Many varieties of Irish music from traditional ballads to pub songs to instrumental classics! Occasionally, they throw in a couple of comedy routines, too! The aim is to connect you with your Irish heritage and culture through the music we know and love!
    Irish Pub Radio#

    NOTE: Once you click on the link above to navigate to the Irish Pub Radio website, make sure you scroll down toward the bottom of the first screen and then click on the maroon rectangle.

    A new box will appear where you will see an arrowhead. Click on the arrowhead and enjoy the beautiful sounds of Irish music from across the Atlantic Ocean, right in your own living room!!

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  • Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail

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    The Connecticut Irish American Historic Society has recently published a website of over 100 sites in Connecticut having a connection to the Irish Diaspora in our state. Each site is described in narrative and pictorial form and easily searchable by county or category of interest.
    The sites range from the 1600s when Irish people were brought to Connecticut in near servitude, to the mid-20thh century.
    The long-range purpose is to preserve and pass on to young Americans the history of one of the largest ethnic groups in Connecticut’s history.
    The site can be reached at https://www.ctirishheritage.org/

  • PV O’Donnell Branch CCE

  • The P.V. O’Donnell Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann SESSION meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Gabriel Church Hall in Milford, CT.

    Session starts at 8:00 PM featuring special guest artists every month…past guests have included Gerry O’Sullivan, Martin Hayes, John Whelan and many more. These evenings are free and we encourage all musicians, singers, poets to share their talent with us. Refreshments are provided. BYOB.
    Click this link to go to the Comhaltas website!

  • Local Irish Radio!

  • Local Irish Radio Programs

    Echoes of Erin ~ Sunday 12 noon-2:00 pm Hosted by Pat and Joan Kennedy, Pat Hosey and Siobhan Dacey, Mike McGrath, and Chuck Vigue
    FM 88.7 WNHU or WNHU Radio Online From the Univ. of New Haven, West Haven, CT

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  • Interested in Irish Language Courses?

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  • Milford Community Calendar

  • Wondering how to find out what’s going on in Milford? Click on this link to see the Milford Community Events Calendar!