• The News

  • Sponsor a Shamrock Become an “owner” in this year’s festival!
    This year the Festival Committee is pleased to offer a “Sponsor a Shamrock” banner program for our members, friends and families, and loved ones.
    For only $15, for 1 Shamrock or 2 Shamrocks for $25, you can proudly display your family heritage, recognize that special someone, or memorialize a late family member by purchasing a
    Shamrock that will be displayed during our event. All requests must be made
    by the Aug 26th general meeting. (A 2- line maximum per request please). Forms will be available to fill out at the June, july, and August meetings. Information required is your name, phone #, and email, along with the 2-line maximum message you want on the shamrock. If you’re not paying at the meeting, you’ll need to send your information and payment (checks made out to “IHSM”) to our mailing address: I.H.S.M., 58 River St, #111, Milford, CT 06460

  • Update on the clubhouse building

  • We have our new home! The process of the purchase of the Star Cafe property on Bridgeport Avenue was completed on July 30th, with the closing. Exciting times are ahead, with lots of work, but it will be a labor of love. Congratulations to us!!

  • IHSM Happenings- NY City trip, countdown to our 9th festival, and more……

  • DON’T FORGET TO CLICK ON Non-IHSM Events FOR ACTIVITIES NOT SPONSORED BY IHSM, BUT AVAILABLE LOCALLY! MONTHLY INVITATIONS FROM COMHALTAS ARE POSTED HERE AS WELL!

  • August 28th, 2014
    NO HAPPY HOUR IN SEPTEMBER,SINCE FIRST MONDAY IS LABOR DAY, AND SO MANY ARE BUSY WITH PREPARATIONS FOR FESTIVAL AND WORK ON THE CLUBHOUSE. NO MONTHLY LUNCHEON IN SEPTEMBER, SAME REASON AS ABOVE. BUT FEEL FREE TO SPEND THOSE FUNDS AT THE FESTIVAL!

    Friday 9/19, 6-11pm, Saturday 9/20,11am – 11pm, Our Annual Irish Festival.
    Volunteers needed to pack truck TBA, and Thurs 5pm, Friday 8-5pm, all day Saturday through breakdown at 11:00, & Sunday morning.
    You may sign up directly on the website, milfordrirish , festival page, or contact Kathleen Stern at 203-877-3319 or by email:kvstern@optonline.net with any questions.

    Postcards and yard signs to promote and advertise the festival are available. Please take some, place them around Milford and surrounding areas. Please do your part in boosting attendance for this year’s festival, which is our major fundraiser. Contact Marty Hardiman at 203-415-6288 or 203-878-2865 to pick up either item.

    Saturday, October 18th, New York City Bus Trip, 8 am – 9 pm Only SIX spots left to reserve !
    The Activities Committee has planned a cultural/historical trip to New York, and has secured partial funding from the Slainte Board to allow for the reasonable pricing. Included in the day are visits to the Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, ferry to Ellis Island, and a stop for drinks and dinner at Rory Dolan’s on McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Bus rules: No alcohol, no glass containers, no smoking.
    Cost per person is $65, and includes coach bus from Milford, ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island and back, full dinner, with choice of (7) entrees, coffee/tea, dessert (tip included, but drinks are not). Limited to 54 people (49 have signed up already), first come, first served. Reservations must be paid in full by September 15th at the latest, preferably sooner, to allow for cancellation of our bus reservation if attendance is not sufficient. Payments can be made at the July and August general meeting, or by contacting Maureen Moore, 203-877-1016, or maureenmoore_2001@yahoo.com
    If you have not paid by the August meeting, you will receive a phone call with instructions on sending your payment.
    Flyers on the trip are available at July and August meetings, or you may request an emailed copy of the flyer. Access this website to read about what’s currently available at Ellis Island: http://www.nps.gov/elis.

    New Year’s Eve Party at the clubhouse! The Activities Committee voted to have a New Year’s party this year instead of a Christmas party, to usher in 2015 in our new home. Members have listened to some bands, and inquiries are being made on pricing and availability. A signup sheet to determine interest in attending and in helping with the planning are available at tonight’s meeting and will be at September meeting as well.