• *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, July 6th – 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!

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  • 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 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!
    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 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 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 and is chaired by Kathleen McGuire.

    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.

    September’s book: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (who describes herself as a country girl from Utah), © 2019, 416 pp.; available in paperback from Amazon & Barnes & Noble.
    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7-9 PM
    While not an Irish author, Amy Harmon has created what’s called an unforgettable love story. Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?