• *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 entertainment, bands, trivia, etc.

  • Please see Happenings for the full schedule of events.

  • Don’t forget to visit Non-IHSM Events for activities not sponsored by IHSM but available locally. Monthly invitations are posted here when known. If you are aware of any events that might be of interest to club members, visit the club and let us know!

  • IHSM Weekly Events

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club. Crocheters welcome too! ~ This activity is on hold until Spring 2020. 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 will resume in September. Come join in the fun on Wednesdays in the fall and spring where 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 with Judy!
    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 from September 29th through May (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.

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  • IHSM Monthly Events

  • Genealogy and Family History Group

    The first Saturday except in December when it’s the second Saturday), every other month, 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. offer,d. Held on the first Saturday every other 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 at 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!

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  • IHSM Bi-Monthly Events

  • IHSM Irish Book Club

  • Dear IHSM Book Club Members,
    Our Book Club has been meeting since October 2016, and we’ve read 21 books to date. Here are the remaining selections for 2020. Please note the change for July 21: members decided on Tuesday night to postpone reading a 2nd Edna O’Brien book till later in the year since our next selection is her memoir. Don’t forget that the March meeting is the 4th Tuesday vs 3rd (St. Patrick’s Day).
    Sláinte,
    Kathy

    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 with friends! This club meets every other month and is chaired by Kathleen McGuire.

  • Current Book we’re Reading!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse: Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O’Brien, © 2012, 357 pp. An exquisite account of Edna O’Brien’s tasing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life. When her first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O’Briens’ local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O’Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O’Brien’s birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the ’60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

    • Please note: the March 2020 book club will meet on the 4th vs 3rd Tuesday of the month…which is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Book List Through 2020!

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020: The Fire Starters by Northern Irish writer Jan Carlson, published April 4, 2019, 304 pp. (Paperback coming out in May.) A novel set in East Belfast about the legacy of violence in that city. Tall fires rage through the city, sparked by an elusive arsonist. The city is in flames and the authorities are losing control. The story is set in the summer, close to the bonfires and Orange marches of July 12.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020: This is Happiness, a novel by Irish author Niall Williams, published Dec. 3, 2019, 400 pp.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020: Country Girls: Trilogy by Edna O’Brien, three novels ( The Country Girls, 1960; The Lonely Girls, 1962; and Girls in Their Married Bliss, 1964; and an epilogue), 546 pp.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020: Normal People: a second novel by popular Irish author Sally Rooney. Published in 2019, the paperback will be released Feb. 18, 2020; 304 pp.

  • Irish Heritage Riders

    Irish Heritage Riders are Irish motorcycle enthusiasts who meet periodically throughout the year. All riding members are welcome!
    Please contact Kevin Fox @ Krfox821@gmail.com for more information.