• *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, March 2nd – 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 will resume January 9th. It is held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 unless posted otherwise. 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 are held at the clubhouse at 6:30 pm most Wednesdays. Come join in the fun and your first class is free! Check the calendar for specific dates.

  • Trivia at the Clubhouse

    Clubhouse Trivia Every Thursday this month except December 20th. 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 in December (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.

    March’s book: Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff, © 2005, 176 pages.
    When: Tuesday, March 19,2019, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse.
    This historical novel is targeted for Grades 8-12 so it should be easy reading for all of us. It was recommended to me by a friend. It’s the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory Ryan and her neighbor and friend, Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with the same destination—the home of Nory’s sister Maggie at 416 Smith Street, Brooklyn, America. Twelve-year-old Nory Ryan’s family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, but the terrible blight that attacked the potatoes has changed their lives, and they choose to make the journey to America. Patrica Reilly GIff calls upon her long research into Irish history and her great powers as a storyteller in this deeply involving, riveting novel which is a companion to Nory Ryan’s Song published in 2002.

    May’s book: The Islandman by Tomas O’Crohan
    Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse.
    The Islandman by Tomas O’Crohan first published in Irish in 1929; translated to English and published in 1937 (available in paperback, 262 pp. plus photos). This autobiography presents a valuable description of a now vanished way of life. Tomas O’Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937. The Blasket Islands are three miles off Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation just after World War II, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained unchanged for centuries. A great master of his native Irish, Tomas O’Crohan shares to the fullest the perilous life of a primitive community, yet a shrewd and humorous detachment enabled him to observe and describe his world. His sole purpose in writing it was, in his own words, “to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again."