National Events May 19-25


WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program is broadcast each Saturday from Noon to 1:30 pm on WNTN-AM 1550.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Located at Columbia Point, Boston. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors and students $8. Children free. Details, or (617) 514-1600.

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Community Counseling Services (serving all nations) are offered at the Irish Immigration Center, 59 Temple Place, Boston. Details, (617) 542-7654.

Events and Concerts in Massachusetts For details of concerts and events in Massachusetts visit

WGBH FM 89.7 broadcasts A Celtic Sojourn Radio Program, a selection of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan. Details, (617) 300-5400 or

Boston Radio Station WERS 88.9 FM, presents "Celtic Traditions" every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m. Details, (617) 578-8890.

The Sean Folan Show airs on Boston Cable Channel 23A Fridays at 9 pm and on Norwood and Westwood Cable on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Details, (617) 983-9094.

Seamus Mulligan, host of WROL AM 950 AM's Feast of Irish Music show,, which features news, music, weather and sports live from Ireland on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Details, (617) 328-0880 ext. 501.

For details and events at The Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, call (781) 821-8291 or visit

New England

The Harp and Bard Irish radio program airs Sundays, 5 to 7 pm, on WMPG 90.9 FM or in Portland, Maine.

New York State

The "Echoes of Erin" radio program featuring Irish music and song, airs Saturdays from 4 to 5 pm on WJJI 1440 AM in the Niagara Falls region.

"Echoes of Ireland" Radio Show hosted by Sean Hennessey every Sunday from Noon to 1 pm on 1240 WATN, Watertown, NY.


For details of events and happenings at Gaelic Park, located at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 598-6800 or

The Carraig Irish Pub at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, presents Irish cultural events and entertainment throughout the week. Details, (708) 687-9323. or www.chicago

The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, offers Irish cultural events and entertainment. For details, (773) 282-7035 or

On Sunday evenings from 7-9, WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago broadcasts news and sports direct from Ireland also latest events and happenings at Gaelic Park. The program can be heard live over the internet on Sunday evenings at Details, (708) 687-9330.

The Irish 2010 Festival celebrating the Spirit of Ireland, will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 at Chicago's Gaelic Park located at 147th & Ridgeland Ave., Oak Forest, IL. Featuring fun for all ages with music, dance, ceili dancing, Irish stepdancers, children's activities, Irish import stores, Irish Tea Room, huge fireworks display on Friday at 9PM, Gaelic football and hurling games and lots more. The Chicago Feis dancing competitions will be held on Monday, May 31, Noon - 8PM. Discount tickets on line thru May 21 at Further info. call (708) 687-9323.


The Crotty-Doran branch (Detroit-Windsor) of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music, and dance every Thursday night at the White Heather Club 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, or (734) 420-0962.

Irish entertainment, featuring dance, ceili and tin whistle every weekend in the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Details, (313) 963-8895.

The Crotty-Doran branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music and dance on Thursdays at the White Heather Club, 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, (734) 420-0962.


The Cleveland Ceili Club holds set dance classes on Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, at St. Clarence Church Hall, Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Info. (440) 356-2999


Echoes of Erin is broadcast on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm over WEDO 810 AM, and later in the day at Hosted by Diane V. Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368.

The 3rd Annual Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival will be held May 29 & 30 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, PA. Exit 309, 1-80. Advance tickets and info. at www. or (570) 421-7231


Reflections of Ireland on WHFC 91.1 FM, with host Ed McBride, is broadcast Sundays, 5-7 pm, and Mondays 4-6 pm, and also on the web at Details, (410) 256-1010.


Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann hosts the Fairfax Ceili on the second Saturday of the month at 8 pm, at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Details,(301) 924-5460.

The Carolinas

The Irish Society of Charlotte, founded in 1986. For info. please call Margaret Shannon, (704) 541-6665.

LAOH Charlotte LAOH in Charlotte Meckenburg Co. Div. 1 meets third Wed. of month. Website, or (704) 554-0720.

Meet The Sons of Erin Div. AOH, Charlotte, meet monthly on second Thursday of each month at K of C, Columbus Hall, 220 E. Kingston St. Details, (704) 942-6345.


The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta meets second Thursday of month, 7 pm, at Harp Irish Pub, Roswell. Info. (770) 640-0287 or


The Sons and Daughters of Erin hold monthly meetings the third Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM, at San Marco Parish Center. New members welcome. Details, ((239) 394-0229.

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland meet at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Details, (772) 873-6615; email:

The Irish American Club of Central Florida meets second Sunday of month, 1:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Maitland. Details, (386) 668-0159.


Acadian Division AOH The Acadian Division of the AOH meets last Thursday of month at 6:30 pm, in meeting room at Lafayette Motors, 1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Details, (337) 856-9001.


For details of Irish events in the Texas area visit the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas website, at or email:


The Denver AOH meets second Wednesday of month in Denver Press Club. Details, (303) 439-0924.


The Irish American Gaelic Society of Tucson meets third Sunday of month at VFW Post 549, 1884 S. Caycroft, Phoenix. Details, (520) 586-4513.

The Irish Foundation of Arizona meets first Wednesday of month, 7 pm, at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Details, (602) 569-3539

Washington, D.C.

The Irish Radio Show hosted by Pat Troy and Kathleen Molloy airs in the Washington DC area on Sundays from 10:30 am to Noon over Featuring music, news and sports from Ireland.


Oklahoma City AOH is forming a division for men and women. Applicants must be Catholic, of Irish birth or descent and at least 18 years old. Details, Hal Cousins, (405) 677-3623.


For a full schedule of events at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities, home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, visit www.SAINTBRIGIDS.CA or call (613) 244-7373.