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  • 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 $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

  • Tara Theatre Company Annual Production,
    Thurs – Sun, July 17th – July 19th
    , at St. Mary’s School Auditorium, 70 Gulf St., Milford. Play is “The Country Boy”, and is dedicated to the memory of Bill McNamara.
    Details in Happenings or by clicking on this button.

  • UPDATE ON CLUBHOUSE BUILDING Things are moving along on procuring our mortgage for purchase of the Star Cafe property on Bridgeport Avenue ! The P & Z Board approved our application on May 20, 2014. Once we have our liquor permit, the bank will set a closing date for the purchase. We cannot close until we have the permit, and we could not get the permit until the planning and zoning board approved the variance. It has been a long road but the end is in sight. Keep the faith!

  • IHSM Happenings – Summertime, and the livin’ is easy!


  • Promote Our Irish Festival on our Port Jeff Trip
  • Port Jeff Trip Flyer Come and join us as we promote Our Irish Festival in Port Jefferson Long Island. We will be taking the ferry from Bridgeport 10:30am on Saturday August 23. Enjoy the day in Port Jeff visiting the pubs, shopping or just strolling around the town. More info on flyer.

  • Monday, July 7th, 5-7 pm, Happy Hour at Alfa’s Pizza, 54 Naugatuck Ave, Milford This little gem is a neighborhood pub with large bar, some outside seating, delicious pizza and lots of other yummy food. Mike,the owner, is looking forward to hosting us, and treating us to some delicious complimentary appetizers! Oh yes, there will be a wide array of beverages as well! Located on right hand side of Naugatuck Ave, before you get to Broadway, when headed toward the water from Route 1 (Bridgeport Avenue).

    Friday, July 11th, 12:30 pm, monthly luncheon, Costa Azzurra, 72 Broadway, Milford. Come and enjoy the wonderful food, and the unbeatable view of the Sound! The price fixed cost will be $17 per person, cash bar. Price includes choice of (3) entrées, tossed salad, ice cream dessert, and coffee or tea. Please contact Priscilla James to reserve your place before Wed., July 9th. Email:pcjames60@gmail.com

    Thursday July 17th through Sunday, July 20th, Tara Theatre Company will present “The Country Boy”by John Murphy,. Performances will be St. Mary’s School Auditorium, 70 Gulf St., Milford, at 7:30 pm Thurs. – Sat evenings, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Bill McNamara, with his wife Sharon, was very involved in all the plays, both behind the scenes and on stage, and this year’s production will be dedicated to his memory. This play was the first one done by Tara Theatre, and a reprise of it this year will be memorable. Please support this important event!! Tickets: $15 , Thurs – Sat, special matinee price on Sunday, $10. Contact Maureen Richetelli, 203-874-6273, morichcoyne@optonline.net, or Linda Hardiman, 203-878-2865; lhardiman@milforded.org.

    Saturday, July 26th, 12 noon – 5 pm, IHSM Annual Family Picnic at Walnut Beach Pavilion. Our annual tradition continues! Lasse’s will again serve a delicious barbeque luncheon throughout the afternoon, with hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, tossed salad, potato salad, water and soft drinks. IHSM members will provide fresh fruit and finger desserts. Lots of fun activities being planned, for “kids of all ages”! The scavenger hunt will be back! Also, games, prizes, gift basket, dance contests, (including one just for kids), sing-a-long, and music by Kevin McKernon of County Cavan!!
    Adults: $15. Free admission to all children 10 and under. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS contact Maureen Moore by email: maureenmoore_2001@yahoo.com or at 203-877-1016 before 8 pm. FINAL DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JULY 22nd. Still need volunteers for several tasks that day – heads of committees will be calling, so please sign up if you can give an hour to help out!

    Saturday, October 18th, TENTATIVE DATE for New York City Bus Trip. SAVE THE DATE!
    The Activities Committee has been discussing a possible cultural/historical trip, and working on the itinerary, and will be requesting partial funding from the Slainte Board. Under discussion as possibilities are visits to the Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, Ellis Island, 9/11 Museum and/or Memorial ,a casual lunch in Battery Park, possibly a theater performance, and a pub stop for drinks and dinner before returning to Milford, maybe on McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Obviously, not enough time in one day to do it all! Preliminary discussion has been held with bus company for a coach bus, but we need to get an idea how many would be interested in order to determine the pricing. *By including some free things, we’re hoping to keep the cost reasonable enough to suit everyone, but to still have a full day of fun! A signup sheet was available at the June 24th meeting, and it appears that members are definitely interested. PLEASE SEND A QUICK EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF THOSE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, IT IS CRITICAL TO KNOW IF WE’LL HAVE ENOUGH (50) TO WARRANT THE COST OF THE BUS, AND TO CONTINUE THE PLANNING. Maureenmoore_2001@yahoo.com *