• Cultural Events and Activities

  • The following list of events and activities are not sponsored or run by IHSM, unless otherwise indicated.

  • P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Traditional Irish Music Session With Mattie Connolly

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, CT
    7:45 p.m. Session is free. BYOB.

    Uilleann piper extraordinaire Mattie Connolly will be featured at an evening of traditional Irish music. Connolly was born in New York City and moved to County Monaghan in Ireland with his family when he was six years old. He grew up a musical household, and credits his family for his background in traditional Irish music. He returned to America in the early 1960s and began to play with other musicians who kept traditional Irish music going and the torch alive in the U.S. In 1980 he won the Senior All-Ireland uilleann pipe championship and, in 1986, he was honored by the American Irish Musicians’ Society for his commitment and dedication to traditional music.
    For information call Tim Quinn at 203-257-8737.

  • Local Irish Radio Programs

    Sounds of Ireland ~ Sunday 9:00 -11:00 am – Hosted by Sean Canning
    AM 1220 WQUN or WQUN Radio Online From Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

    Echoes of Erin ~ Sunday 12 noon-2:00 pm Hosted by Pat and Joan Kennedy, Pat Hosey and Siobhan Dacey,Mike McGrath, and Chuck Vigue
    FM 88.7 WNHU or WNHU Radio Online From the Univ. of New Haven, West Haven, CT

    Music of Ireland ~Thursday 7-9:00 pm Hosted by Tom Faherty with Kenny live from Ireland
    FM 88.7 WNHU or WNHU Radio Online From the Univ. of New Haven, West Haven, CT

  • Thimble Island Cruise

    July 16, 2017
    All Aboard the Sea Mist for the
    2017 Thimble Island Cruise
    From the Branford Dock – $25pp
    Arrival time 5:30pm / Launch time 6:30pm
    Free food, BYOB, cash bar on board
    Contact: Finbarr Moynihan – 203.272.0118 or email

    This event is sponsored by
    The Ancient Order of Hibernians
    Fr. Mckeon Division 7 New Haven