Diane Byrnes

Dateline Irish: February 2024

By Diane Byrnes, Echoes of Erin Radio Show WEDO 810AM

Annual 40 Under 40 Awards

The 17th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards will take place at The View at The Battery, 1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004 (2 min walk from number 1 subway - South Ferry station and 4 min walk from 4/5 Bowling Green Station).  VIA: UBER/TAXI - address closest to venue is 1 SOUTH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10004.  Guest Speaker – Michael Biondo, President of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships iHeartMedia. The Fitzpatrick Grand Central is partnering with The Irish Echo for the 2024 
40 Under 40 Awards and is offering a  discounted nightly rate $179.00 for Friday, February 23, 2024. With taxes included = $208.91.  Mention Irish Echo when booking with our reservations department at 212.351.6800 or email Maria Auriana mauriana@fitzpatrickhotels.com.

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Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh  

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh – Programs for 2023 & 2024.  Programs take place at AJ Palumbo Hall, Carlow University, 5th Avenue in Oakland, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Free Parking across the street.  PGHGaelicArts@gmail.com

Apr. 14, 2024 — Cahal Dunne, “Athenry” book discussion

June 2, 2024 — Irish High Tea, Pittsburgh Golf Club with Bob Banerjee

THE PITTSBURGH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

CALLIOPE: THE PITTSBURGH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2023-2024 CONCERT SEASON NOW AT CITY WINERY PITTSBURGH (TERMINAL BUILDING, STRIP DISTRICT). ALL SHOWS START AT 6:30 PM. TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW ON SALE AT https://calliopehouse.org/     

·  March 23 — Calliope presents JigJam (Irish / Celtic): Described as the best Irish band in bluegrass and “sparkling, infectious”

·   Ceili Dancing with Pittsburgh Ceili Club @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, in The Strip from 7pm.

The Winner for the Trip to Ireland offered by The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh was Bridget Watson.  Congratulations Bridget!!

Mid February

 ·   St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, Details TBA.

Friday, March 1

·   St. Patrick’s Day Parade Button Party.  Details TBA

Saturday, March 16

·   Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches on the streets of Pittsburgh.  Details TBA.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

·   AOH Division 1 will host their Annual “Night of Irish Music” at the Castle Shannon Fire Hall.  Details TBA.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

·   IAUC hosts Paul Maskey Sinn Fein MP Belfast; he will be talking on the British broken commitment of the GFA.  Venue – Mansion on Fifth Ave. More details TBA.

Friday, October 11, 2024 in Dublin

- The Wolfe Tones Last Goodbye - IN CONCERT in Dublin@ 3Arena Dublin.  60th Anniversary.  Ticket price 44.20 Euro @ Tickets The Wolfe Tones - 60th Anniversary Concert, Dublin | Fri, 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 | Ticketmaster IE  Some special guests will join the Wolfe Tones.

The Wolfetones Shows and Tours from (wolfetonesofficialsite.com)

Friday, October 11, 2024 in Dublin - The Wolfe Tones Last Goodbye - IN CONCERT in Dublin@ 3Arena Dublin.  60th Anniversary.  Ticket price 44.20 Euro @ Tickets The Wolfe Tones - 60th Anniversary Concert, Dublin | Fri, 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 | Ticketmaster IE  Some special guests will join the Wolfe Tones.

After 60 years of performing live concerts worldwide, the Wolfe Tones are saying Farewell to all of their loyal fans with shows scheduled in major US and Canadian cities in March 2024. The Wolfe Tones last performed in St. Johns in 2013 and we are delighted to have the opportunity of saying our last farewell to all of our Canadian supporters and fans. 

From their humble beginnings when the band was formed in Dublin in 1963 the group has performed their style of Irish Music (some have called them a Rebel Band) at major venues worldwide. Some notable venues include: Carnegie Hall, New York, Royal Albert Hall, London, The Olympia in Paris, The Sydney Opera House, Sydney, The Barrowlands, Glasgow, Feile an Phobail Festival, Belfast, Siamsa Coislaoi Festival, Cork, National Stadium, The 3 Arena, CityWest Convention Center and Olympia Theatre and in Dublin.  . “We are proud to be Irish, and just like you, we are proud of our heritage’.
Slan to all of you, The Wolf Tones

Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2023-2024

·   January thru March – 2024, Attorney Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Jack Goodrich jackpgoodrich@icloud.com  412-261-GOOD. 
·   April 2024 - Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, South Hills, Mark Brennan, brennanmark@comcast.net. 
·    May 2024 – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh, Mike Culhane, Worthy Sir Knight, Mike3789@verizon.net  / 412-821.9113.
·    June – AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills, Rick Duffy, President 
·   July – LAOH St. Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch, President jtielly@yahoo.com
·   August 2023 – Pittsburgh Ceili Club, CeiliClubPGH@gmail.com
·   September 2024 – Allegheny County Board AOH, Bob Kelly, rmpk.kelly@gmail.com. 
·   October 2024 – AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, sphyrna@icloud.com
·   November 2024 – Irish American Unity Conference, Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, President sarahm1916@comcast.net
·   December – Daughters of Erin, Rose Kreger, Pres. RMcMahon@gmail.com

Sponsors of “The Top of the Hour Moment, 2023-2024

·   2024 January – AOH Msg. McGarey Division 17, Monroeville w/ Bill O’Neill, president 724.493.9582
·   2024 February – OPEN
·   2024 March – Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National Past President LAOH
·   2024 April – AOH Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, President, sphyrna@icloud.com
·   2024 May –   OPEN
·   2024 June – LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie, Maureen Sueffert President
·   2024 July –  John & Ann Tarpey, Supporters & Steady Listeners
·   2024 August – Larry Brophy, celebrating 29 years of Sobriety  
·   2024 September – Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, Shirley Murphy, President
·   2024 October – The Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21 in Garfield, President Michael Murphy 
·   2024 November – Colleen Rumble, a Listener and Supporter of the program
·   2024 December – OPEN

Sponsorship – Dateline Irish

March 2023 - Sponsor for Dateline Irish, LAOH Division 11, Oakland
April 2023  - Sponsor - Jim Caldwell, Member AOH Div 1, KOE, IAUC, +
May 2023   -  Sponsor - Irish Society for Education & Charity, Dateline Irish
June 2023   - Sponsor – AOH St. Michael Division 9, Oakland, Dateline Irish
July 2023   -  Sponsor - Irish Society for Education & Charity, Dateline August 2023 – Sponsor – Three Rivers Birding Club w/ Jack E. Solomon
October 2023 – Sponsor - Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Jack Goodrich jackpgoodrich@icloud.com  412-261-GOOD. 

 

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