• 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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  • July’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is Tuesday, July 30th, 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 – July 9th
    - Book Club – July 16th
    - Cultural Committee – July 24th
    - Festival Volunteer Meeting – July 18th
    - Genealogy (off site) – July 6th
    - House Committee – July 13th
    - Irish Heritage Arts Experience 2020 Committee Meeting – July 22nd
    - Irish Knitting – on hiatus for the summer
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – July 2nd
    - Monthly Happy Hour (off-site) – check Calendar for specifics
    - Monthly Luncheon (off-site), check Calendar for specifics
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, TBD
    - Slainte – July 15th

  • New Haven GAA Cul Camp 2019

  • New Haven GAA Cul Camp 2019
    The New Haven GAA is running a week-long sports camp from July 15-19. The camp is open to boys and girls aged between 5-12 and runs every day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will be training in both football and hurling with coaches from Ireland and every afternoon there will be fun activities including music, dancing, crafts and drama. Contact Fiona Hackett at fglavey@yahoo.com for more information.

  • July Book Club!

    July’s book: The Milkman: A Novel by Anna Burns
    (Northern Irish born in Belfast), © 2018, 360 pp.
    Date: Tue, July 16, 7 pm – 9 pm
    Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day. This book was the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for fiction.

  • Music at the Clubhouse!

  • Saturday, July 20th, 8:00pm: Dyna Mojo
    Members and Their Guests Welcome!
    Please remember to sign in guests.

  • Enjoy Ice Cream and Game Night with Family and Friends!

    Family Ice Cream Social and Board Game Day
    Sunday, July 21st 3-5 PM
    At the Clubhouse

    Free for Members. Bring your own Board Games or use the Club’s!
    Click on the link to see the flyer!

  • SLAINTE presents a night of comedy…

    Father Missgivings returns to the IHSM as himself, Dave Kane, performing “Jokes my Irish Father Told me”
    July 27th, 7:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Admission $15.
    Join in the fun as Dave brings you a laugh-filled presentation of jokes, one-liners, and stories that celebrate the Irish sense of humor. This is a fundraising event for Slainte Milford, Inc whose mission is to advance the cultural interests of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford and to support local charities and organizations.

    For tickets please contact Brian Reynolds at: 203 214-2921 or Noeleen at: 203 383-9790. No admission to the clubhouse without a ticket.

  • Our first Open Mic Night!

    Open Mic Night!
    Hosted by The Activities Committee with David Foster on Sound
    July 31st, 2019 from 6:30 to 9 pm
    Come on Down to our first Open Mic Night and share your talents with your Irish Club friends! This family-friendly event hosted by The Activities Committee with the support from guitarist and Sound-man Extraordinaire David Foster will star many variety acts including singers, dancers, comedians, one-act players, musicians, poets, etc. but onlly with your help! If you’d like to sign up early, text/call Amy Lacey at 203-258-2634 or come down to the club by 6 pm to get into the line up. First come, first served!! We plan to have a ‘one-act hat’ available with potential skits to perform and a few books of Irish Poetry if you do not have your own poems available. ;)
    Click on the link to see the flyer!

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  • August’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is August 27, 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 – August 29th
    - Board Meeting – August 13th
    - Cultural Committee – August 14th
    - Festival Committee – August 12th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – August 3rd
    - Irish Knitting, on hiatus for the summer
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – August 2nd
    - Monthly Happy Hour (off-site) – check Calendar
    - Monthly Luncheon – check Calendar
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – August 19th

  • New Members Reception!

    Reception for New Members
    Wed, August 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    We are pleased to welcome and invite all new members to a reception on August 7th. Please attend so that you may meet and greet the Board, Committee Chair people, as well as fellow new members!

  • Cahal Dunne is back again!

    Cahal Dunne returns to IHSM!
    August 9th.
    Doors open at 5 pm
    Show starts at 7 pm.
    Tickets are $15 each.

    Cahal, a native of County Cork, is a composer, classically trained concert pianist, storyteller, comedian and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. He has performed with Bob Hope, Al Martino, Tony Orlando and has performed for several American Presidents. This is a fundraising event for Slainte Milford, Inc whose mission is to advance the cultural interests of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford and to support local charities and organizations. Please contact Brian at: (203) 214-2921 or Noeleen at (203) 383-9790 for tickets.
    There will be no admission to the Club without a ticket.

  • IHSM Family Picnic at Walnut Beach!

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019, 12-5 pm
    Walnut Beach Pavilion, Milford
    IHSM Annual Family Picnic – planning has begun, so SAVE THE DATE!!
    $15 per adult, FREE for children 11 and under. Committee forming, with Tracy McCabe and Mary-Ann White as co-chairs. Committee members needed!
    Signups available at monthly general meetings for volunteering and attending, starting April 30th. More details to follow!

  • Oysterfest Beertending

  • Saturday, Aug 17, 2019
    Description: Please reach out to Mike McCabe if you would like to volunteer – IHSM gets to keep all of their tips – great fundraiser for the club!

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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
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – September 3rd
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – September 16th

  • 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?

  • Juke Box Bingo Night!

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

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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
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – October 1st
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – October 21st

  • Ashley Davis Trio presented by Cultural & Comhaltas!

    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!

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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.

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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

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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!