• IHSM Events and Activities

  • 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.

  • Upcoming Entertainment at the Clubhouse

  • Also see IHSM Calendar Page for all weekly entertainment, bands, trivia, etc.
    Coming up:

  • Trivia At The Clubhouse

    Trivia with DJ Dave Every Thursday.
    Teams form at 7:30pm
    Grab some friends and head to the Clubhouse Thursday.
    Good times, fun prizes and lots of laughs are what you’ll find! Join the party!

  • Saturday, April 22 Genealogy & Family History Group

    The Genealogy Group will host a meeting of The Connecticut Irish American Historical Society on Saturday, April 22nd 10 AM to noon. This meeting is in place of our regular program. All are welcome to attend.

    CIAHS was founded and incorporated in 1988, with a mission to collect, share and pass along to others the rich, 350 year history and heritage of the Irish people of Connecticut. More information at CTIAHS

  • Wednesday, April 26: Earth, Wine, and Fire Wine Tasting

    The 2nd Annual Earth, Wine, and Fire Wine Tasting Event will be held at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, April 26th at 6 p.m.
    Experience wine varietals from around the world!
    New this year – Craft Beer Tasting table!
    Tickets: $25 per person
    Tickets on sale at the Clubhouse:
    April 21st: 6pm – 8pm
    April 22nd: 4pm – 6pm & 9pm – 11pm
    Or at the General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, 4/25
    Proceeds benefit Sláinte Scholarship Fund.
    Contact Karen Barnett for more info.

  • SOLD OUT! Friday, April 28: Paint Night at IHSM!

    SOLD OUT
    Friday, April 28th 6:30pm – 9:30pm, IHSM will host Susan Reed for our first ever Paint Night!
    This is open to all Members and their guests.
    Tickets are on sale now through this Paypal link.
    Login to PayPal, click on the “$0.00”, enter in $30.00, then “Next”.
    On the next page click “Add a Note” and add “IHSM 4/28”.
    There is no processing fee. The fee is paid by the artist.
    Tickets are $30, and that includes all painting supplies.
    The Pubroom will be open!
    Susan has designed a one-of-a-kind painting for IHSM – The Cliffs of Moher.
    This event WILL sell out.
    We can accommodate a maximum of 40 painters. Get your tickets today!

  • Sunday, April 30: Historical Talk

    From a Land Beyond the Wave, Connecticut’s Irish Rebels, 1798-1916
    Speaker: Neil Hogan

    IHSM Clubhouse
    Doors open at noon
    Presentation begins promptly at 1:00 pm

    Historical talk presented by Neil Hogan, historian and author
    1:00 p.m. IHSM Clubhouse (Doors open at noon)
    This is a free event, however, registration is requested. Event is open to the public.

    Learn about individual Connecticut Irish men and women who were involved in the long struggle to win Ireland’s independence. To register, please call 203-231-5474 or email Linda Fera . There is also a sign-up sheet at the Club.

  • Monday, May 1: Members’ Monthly Happy Hour

  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Connecticut Post Mall
    Carrabba’s Italian Grill at the Connecticut Post Mall will host a fundraiser for Sláinte on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd!
    Proceeds directly to Sláinte:
    Mention Irish Heritage Society of Milford to your server on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd and 20% of your food purchase will go directly to Sláinte!
    Happy Hour – May 1st
    3pm – 5pm
    Complimentary Wine Tasting
    5pm – 7pm
    Happy Hour Pricing on drinks
    5pm – 7pm
    Discounted Appetizers, starting at $5
    Please remember to tell your server you’re a member of ihsm!

  • Saturday, May 6: Kentucky Derby Party

    3 p.m. at the Clubhouse
    Join us on the First Saturday in May to witness the
    ~ 143rd Run for the Roses ~
    Wear your best and fanciest Derby hat and join in the Derby Hat Contest
    (with celebrity guest judge and many prize categories: biggest, most Irish, silliest & more!)

    Gentlemen, you won’t be left out!
    Get ready to show your stuff in our Best Hooves Contest, just for the guys!

    Play Trivia Races for prizes!

    Play Guess the Winner game – buy tickets and drop them into the bucket of the horse you think will Win, Place or Show. One ticket will be pulled from the winning horse’s bucket in those 3 places for a cash prize!

    Strike a pose (with props!) in front of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs and Winner’s Circle photo area.

    B.Y.O. snacks

  • Friday, May 12: Monthly Members’ Luncheon

  • May 12th, 12:30pm
    Stonebridge Restaurant
    50 Daniel St. Milford
    $25 per person, cash at the door
    Email Joan Sullivan or call 203-215-4626 for a reservation by 5/10/17.

  • Tuesday, May 23: Book Club

    7pm -9pm at the clubhouse: Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke by Ellen Alden of Andover, MA ©2016. TUESDAY, MAY 23*, 2017, 7-9 pm at the clubhouse: Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke by Ellen Alden of Andover, MA ©2016. Irish immigrant Florence Burke has lived in Massachusetts for more than a decade, but he’s still a tenant farmer and his family lives in near poverty. He came to America for a better life, but finds his adoptive country less than hospitable. First-time author Ellen Alden tells the story of her Irish immigrant great, great grandfather after finding 19 Civil War letters he’d written to his family in the attic of her home. Paula McGill, who attended Ellen Alden’s Feb. 5th lecture on her book at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, has discussion questions that the author provided and will lead the discussion on May 23rd. (Questions will be provided closer to the meeting date)
    All Members are welcome. Bar will be open, bring a snack to share.
    The only requirement is to have read the book.

  • Saturday, June 3: Comedy Night II

    Clubhouse Comedy Show! Saturday, June 3rd, 8pm

    Step right up! Tickets for the next Clubhouse Comedy night go on sale May 4th at 6pm.
    No reservations in advance. All tickets must be purchased in person.
    $10 per person, 21+ over (cash or check to IHSM)
    Members may purchase up to 4 tickets each

    Ticket Sale Dates:
    Thursday, May 4, 6-8pm
    Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm
    Thursday, May 11, 6-8pm
    Thursday, May 18, 6-8pm
    Check back for more sale dates to be added

  • Monday, June 5: 10th Annual Sláinte Golf Outing

    The 10th Annual IHSM Slainte Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 5 at Oronoque Country Club. Sponsors and golfers should contact Co-Chairs Scott Barnett at 203-640.0988, or Kevin Kiely is 203-449-5739. Last year’s tournament was a sellout, so get your reservations in early!
    Those interested in working on the Tournament can come to our Committee meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 8 pm. We’d love to have you!
    Registration open!
    The 10th Annual ihs Slainte Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 5 at Oronoque Country Club. Sponsors and golfers should contact Co-Chairs Scott Barnett at 203-640.0988, or Kevin Kiely is 203-449-5739. The registration page via PayPal is open – registration and payment required to guarantee a spot – no reservations will be taken. You may also register by mail or complete a brochure and drop it off with payment at the Club.
    Those interested in working on the Tournament can come to our Committee meetings on the third Monday of the month at 8 pm.

    Purchase Tickets Here

  • Tuesday, July 18: Book CLub

    TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017, 7-9 pm at the clubhouse:
    Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline, ©2013
    Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the East Coast to farmlands of Midwest America, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Young Irish immigrant Vivian Daly was one such child. This is the story of two unlikely friends, 91-year-old Vivian and 17-year-old Molly Ayers, a casualty of a string of foster homes, and how they struggle to transcend a past of isolation and hardship.
    All Members are welcome. Bar will be open, bring a snack to share.
    The only requirement is to have read the book.

  • Saturday, August 12: IHSM Annual Family Picnic

    Save the date!
    The annual IHSM Family Picnic at the Walnut Beach Pavilion is scheduled for August 12th, 2017 from Noon to 5pm.
    More on this fun-filled day to come.