• Cultural Events and Activities

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

  • “Rebel Rossa” Documentary Screening

    Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

    Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is an icon in Fenian Irish revolutionary history. Rossa’s American great-grandsons created the film. Rossa’s life as a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and his resistance of the British government ultimately lead to the 1916 Easter Rising. In this documentary Rossa’s great-grandsons return to Ireland to trace their family history and uncover all there is to know about Rossa and wife Mary Jane. The film covers Rossa’s life starting with his childhood in rural Ireland, his experiences of the Great Hunger, time in six different Victorian jails, his exile to the United States and the origin of his nickname “O’Dynamite Rossa.” After the screening Williams Rossa Cole (Producer, Director, Editor) will lead a discussion on the contemporary effects of his Fenian great grandfather’s life.

    This event will take place at the Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus, 370 Basset Road, North Haven, CT. Tickets are available for $10.00 each and should be purchased online in advance. (See events page on Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum website for link to purchase tickets). The film runs 88 minutes.

  • Pride of New York

    May 20, 2017 – 8:00 pm
    Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT
    $20 adults, $5 kids under 16

    The Pride of New York is an Irish-American super group comprised of some of the best known players on this side of the Atlantic. Between them, they have won four All-Ireland championship awards, recorded multiple solo albums, and logged countless miles touring across the US and abroad. But, at its essence, this quartet of singular talents is defined in spirit by the city of New York which gives the group its name.
    Contact tmquinn@optonline.net for tickets.

  • 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