• IHSM HAPPENINGS listed by Month

  • See the IHSM Calendar Page by clicking on the “Calendar” tab above for all weekly entertainment, bands, trivia, etc.

  • Click on this link to see the most recent Happenings flyer!
    Note: Any updates to the attached electronic copy of the Happenings would be found on the Calendar. Make sure you double check the Calendar in case things changed once the flyer was printed.

  • Don’t forget to visit Non-IHSM Events for activities not sponsored by IHSM but available locally. Monthly invitations from Comhaltas are posted here as well.

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  • September’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is September 24th, 2019

    List of Monthly meetings and activities –
    Check the Calendar or Ongoing Events tabs for further details:
    - All Committee Meetings posted on Calendar
    - Activities Committee – September 26th
    - Board Meeting – September 10th
    - Cultural Committee – September 11th
    - Festival Committee – September 9th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – September 7th
    - House Committee – September 14th
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays beginning Sept. 4 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – September 3rd
    -Milford Irish Arts Expo Committee – Monday, September 30th
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – September 16th

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  • Come down Friday to Fowler Field for the Festival!

  • *Clubhouse closed*
  • IHSM Festival
    Fri, September 13, 6pm – 11pm

    Fowler Field, Rotary Pavilion, 1 Shipyard Ln, Milford, CT 06460, Milford, CT 06460, USA
    Only a $5 ticket for Friday night! Children under 12 years of age are FREE

    Main Stage:

    6pm – Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
    6:15pm – Bobby Morrill
    7pm – Highland Rovers
    9pm – McLean Avenue Band

    Cultural Tent:
    6:30-9:30pm – Damien Connolly Band

    Kid’s Activities, Food Trucks, Beer, Marketplace

  • Come down Saturday to Fowler Field for the Festival!

  • *Clubhouse closed*
  • IHSM Festival
    Sat, September 14, 11am – 11pm

    Fowler Field, Rotary Pavilion, 1 Shipyard Ln, Milford, CT 06460, Milford, CT 06460, USA
    Tickets are only $10!!! Children under 12 years of age are FREE!

    Main Stage:
    12pm – Chris Kiley
    1pm – Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
    2pm – Lenihan School of Irish Dance
    3pm – Ringrose & Freeman
    5pm – Liz McNicholl Band
    7pm – Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones
    9pm – The Druids

    Cultural Tent:
    12pm – Fairfield Pipe Band
    12:30pm – Kerry Boys
    2:45pm – Bennan Lucey Irish Dance Academy
    3pm – Tara Theater Company
    4:15pm – Mulkerin School of Dance
    5pm – Sharon O’meara Band
    7:30pm – Ceili, Pride of Maoyvane

    Kid’s Activities, Food Trucks, Drinks, Marketplace

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  • September Book Club!

    September’s book: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (who describes herself as a country girl from Utah), © 2019, 416 pp.; available in paperback from Amazon & Barnes & Noble.
    *Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7-9 PM *
    While not an Irish author, Amy Harmon has created what’s called an unforgettable love story. Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

  • Music at the Clubhouse!

  • Kayte Devlin Music
    Fri, September 20, 6pm – 8pm

    Members and their guests welcome!

  • Family Juke Box Bingo Night!

    Juke Box Bingo
    Sat, September 28th
    5:30pm – 7:30pm

    This is sure to be an exciting event! Join Dina Cashman and Patrick Cornelio at the clubhouse for Family Jukebox Bingo!

    - Members may sign in up to 4 guests
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  • October’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is October 29th, 2019

    List of Monthly meetings and activities –
    Check the Calendar or Ongoing Events tabs for further details:
    - All Committee Meetings posted on Calendar
    - Activities Committee – October 24th
    - Board Meeting – October 8th
    - Cultural Committee – October 9th
    - Festival Committee – October 14th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – October 5th
    - House Committee – Sat, October 12, 10am – 11am
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – October 1st
    - Milford Irish Arts Expo – TBD
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – October 21st

  • The Ashley Davis Band presented by Cultural & Comhaltas!

    THE ASHLEY DAVIS TRIO
    Friday, October 11, 2019, 7 pm, IHSM Clubhouse
    131 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT
    Admission: $10
    Click on the link to see the trio’s bio!

  • Halloween Fun!

  • Annual Adult Halloween Party
    Saturday, October 26th, 7 – 11 p.m.

    DJ – dancing and fun

    Costumes optional with prizes awarded to winning ones!

    Don’t miss out on this very popular event.
    Bring snacks to enjoy.
    Free admission – Members may sign in up to 4 guests

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  • November’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is November 26th, 2019

    List of Monthly meetings and activities –
    Check the Calendar or Ongoing Events tabs for further details:
    - All Committee Meetings posted on Calendar
    - Activities Committee – November 21st
    - Board Meeting – November 12th
    - Cultural Committee – November 13th
    - Festival Committee – November 11th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – November 2nd
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – November 5th
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – November 18th

  • Cultural Committee’s Trip to the Hunger Museum!

    Hunger Museum/Playwright Pub
    Sat, November 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Save the Date! Guided tour of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Hamden at 10:30, with luncheon at Playwright Irish Pub to follow. Final details re: price and reservation info will be posted here soon. Co-chaired by Sheila Olcott and Sheilah Slattery.
    Click this link to view the flyer for this event!

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  • December Events and Activities!

  • Our General Membership Meeting is December 31, 2019
    List of Monthly meetings and activities –
    Check the Calendar or Ongoing Events tabs for further details:

    - All Committee Meetings posted on Calendar
    - Activities Committee – TBD
    - Board Meeting – December 10th
    - Cultural Committee – December 11th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – December 7th
    - Irish Knitting, 6_30-8:30 pm – 1st three Wednesdays
    - Irish Music Sessions, 1- 3 pm – TBD
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – December 3rd
    - Monthly Happy Hour (off-site) – check Calendar
    - Monthly Luncheon – check Calendar
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – TBD
    - Slainte – December 16th

  • January’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is January 28, 2020
    List of Monthly meetings and activities –
    Check the Calendar or Ongoing Events tabs for further details:

    - All Committee Meetings posted on Calendar
    - Activities Committee – TBD
    - Board Meeting – January 14th
    - Cultural Committee – January 8th
    - Festival – January 13th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – January 4th
    - Irish Knitting, 6:30-8:30 pm – 1st three Wednesdays
    - Irish Music Sessions, 1- 3 pm – tbd
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – January 7th
    - Monthly Happy Hour (off-site) – check Calendar
    - Monthly Luncheon – check Calendar
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – January 20tth

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  • May of 2020’s Music and Activities

    Helena Byrne, Wednesday, 5/13/20, 7pm.
    A long-awaited return performance!
    Details: Don’t miss this wonderful performance by a master storyteller and songstess. Two previous sold-out events at IHSM. Details for reservations to follow. Here’s a link to her previous visits with us:
    Click on this link to see Helene Byrne’s last performance at the IHSM clubhouse!