• 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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  • 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
    - Book Club – Tue, November 19, 7 pm – 9 pm
    - Cultural Committee – November 13th
    - Festival Committee – November 11th
    - Genealogy (off-site) – rescheduled to November 19th
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Music Sessions – Sundays, November 10, 17, 1 – 3 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – November 5th
    - Milford Irish Arts Expo Committee – Monday, 25, 6:30 pm
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm
    - Slainte – November 18th

  • Back by Popular Demand!

    Jolly Beggars
    Fri, November 22, 8 pm – 11 pm

    Click this link to view their facebook page!

  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

    Colin Lane and Rebecca Zaretsky!
    Sun, November 24, 4 pm – 6 pm

    FREE event, but please rsvp
    The Cultural Committee is excited to present a dramatic production of Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. This heartwarming tale takes us back to Wales at the beginning of the 20th century and views the holiday scenes through a child’s eyes – funny, warm, and nostalgic.
    We are extremely fortunate to have two talented performers presenting this unique production! Colin Lane, talented actor, and a Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award winner will be accompanied by the talented songstress and musician, Rebecca Zaretsky. Colin has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Irish Repertory Theatre in NY, and numerous regional theaters throughout the country. Rebecca, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory has performed in regional theater in Boston and throughout the Northeast, has received awards for her performances, and has a voice like an angel.
    This program is free to members and guests, but reservations are required. Light refreshments will be offered and the pub room will be open following the program. Sponsored by IHSM and Slainte. To reserve your spot, contact Maureen Moore. Call (203)877-1016, or email her at maureenmoore_2001@yahoo.com

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  • December Events and Activities!

  • Our General Membership Meeting is December 17th, 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 – None
    - 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 – December 8, 22, 29
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – December 3rd
    - Milford Irish Arts Expo Committee – Monday, December 16 – 8 pm
    - 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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  • Christmas at the Clubhouse!

    Christmas Party at the Clubhouse!
    Sunday, December 1st at 3:30pm

    Pizza, dessert, crafts, meet Santa
    FREE Event with activities for kids and teens
    RSVP’s and $$ due by by Nov 25th for Christmas Party to rebeccaflynn513@gmail.com or 203.823.8071

  • 2nd Annual IHSM HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR!

    2nd Annual IHSM HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
    DECEMBER 7th
    10:00 am- 4:00 pm

    Event to benefit the Christmas Family
    Volunteers needed for:
    Set up/Clean up, Helping at the door, Vendor Hospitality and Baking.
    Contact Amanda Potkay to volunteer!

  • IHSM Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!!

    Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!!
    Saturday, December 7th, 7:00 pm

    Small prizes awarded for ugliest sweaters
    Music and fun provided by DJ
    Bring your dinner or snacks if you’d like
    and enjoy ringing in the holidays with your IHSM friends
    Free event open to IHSM Members and their guests

  • Members Monthly Luncheon

  • IHSM Members Luncheon
    Friday, 12/13 at Biagettis

    Address: on Campbell Ave, West Haven at 12:30 pm. It is $26 per person (cash, to be paid at lunch) for a wonderful Prix Fixe full course lunch, Cash Bar.
    Email Joan Sullivan at jmlsully@gmail.com or call me at 203-215-4626 for reservations.
    Hope to see you there!

  • Wagon Ride with Santa!

    Wagon Ride with Santa at Mapleview Farms!
    Sunday, December 15th at 3 and 3:30pm

    $8/pp (cap 20 people per ride)
    RSVP’s and $$ due by Nov 1st to rebeccaflynn513@gmail.com or 203.823.8071

  • Cahal Dunne is back again!

    Cahal Dunne’s Wonderful World of Christmas

    Friday, December 20, 2019
    7:00 – 10:00 pm
    (Doors open at 6:00 pm for ticket holders)
    IHSM Clubhouse
    World class Irish entertainer, singer, comedian, and songwriter Cahal Dunne returns to IHSM with an all new Christmas show. His program’s repertoire includes traditional carols and some of his own songs and piano pieces. The program is a fundraiser for Sláinte Milford, Inc. whose mission is to advance the cultural interests of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford and to support local charities and organizations.

    Tickets are $20 each.

    For tickets please contact Noeleen at 203-383-9790 or Nancy at 203-937-6330.

  • Music at the Clubhouse!

    The Coracles
    Sat, December 28, 8pm – 11pm

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  • 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 – January, 5, 12, 19, 26
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – January 7th
    - Milford Irish Arts Expo Committee – Monday,
    - Monthly Happy Hour (off-site) – check Calendar
    - Monthly Luncheon – check Calendar
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, 7 – 9 pm – tbd
    - Slainte – January 20tth

  • Music at the Clubhouse!

    Kerry Boys
    Fri, January 3, 2020, 8pm – 11pm

  • Winning Combination! Chili Cook off & Football!

    First IHSM Chili Cook-off & Football
    Sunday, January 5th

    12:00 pm – Set up
    • 1:30 pm – taste testing
    • 4:00 pm – prizes awarded!
    Come watch the NFL playoffs and enjoy some chili!! Multiple Prize Categories! $5 fee to compete, $1 fee to taste – all proceeds to benefit Milford Food Bank

  • 4th Open Mic Night Event!

    4th IHSM Open Mic Night!
    January 10th from 7:00-9:30 pm

    Come on down to the Clubhouse and share your talents with us! Each IHSM member may sign-in up to four guests. We also provide an excellent sound tech, David Foster! Text Amy Lacey at 203-258-2634 if you have any questions or want to reserve a spot.
    And, as always, you are welcome to bring your own food or grab a pizza from the bar and dine while enjoying the fun! Drinks must be purchased at the bar.

    Come enjoy a fabulous night!

  • Annual Ladies’ Brunch!

    Annual Ladies’ Brunch
    (Mother’s Christmas)
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    12 – 3 p.m.

    The Bridge House
    49 Bridgeport Ave
    Milford, CT

    Each year, on the Sunday following the Epiphany, we celebrate Mother’s Christmas. This traditional Irish celebration acknowledges the women of the house who work so hard for their families during the busy holiday season. The men stay home to take care of families, while the women enjoy a relaxing time with their friends, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and daughters.

    $30 per person includes Brunch Buffet, a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, Cash Bar, Music and raffles.

    To make a reservation, contact Sally Carter sjcarter1@optonline.net and Frosty O’Keefe carolynokeefe3@gmail.com. Checks made out to IHSM and are due by January 3, 2020, and can be mailed to IHSM Attn: Ladies Brunch, 131 Bridgeport Ave. Milford, CT 06460 or see us at the monthly meeting.

    Our celebration is a grand afternoon filled with good food, drinks, raffles, and companionship. Please join us at this wonderful and popular event! Raffle donations are appreciated.

  • Music at the Clubhouse!

    Bobby Morrell
    January 18 from 8 to 11 pm

    Members and their guests welcome!

  • Mmmm! Mmmm! Good! Come Enjoy Soup Swap!

  • Soup Swap!
    Sun, January 19, 2020, 4pm – 6pm

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  • February’s Music and Activities

  • Our General Membership Meeting is *February 25th, 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 – February 27th
    - Board Meeting – February 11th
    - Cultural Committee – February 12th
    - Festival Committee – TBD
    - Genealogy (off-site) – February 1st
    - House Committee – Sat, February 8th, 10 am – 11 am
    - Irish Knitting, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
    - Irish Music Sessions – Sundays, 1 – 3 pm
    - Irish Riders – check Calendar
    - Membership Committee – February 4th
    - Milford Irish Arts Expo – February 24th, 6:30-7:30 pm
    - Mulkerin Irish Dance Lessons, Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm –
    - Slainte – February 27th

  • Super Bowl Finale!

    Superbowl Party
    Sun, February 2, 2020, 6pm – 10pm

    Members and their guests welcome!
    More details to follow.

  • 5th Open Mic Night!

    5th IHSM Open Mic Night!
    February 7th from 7:00-9:30 pm

    Early sign-ups 6:45pm
    Come on down to the Clubhouse and share your talents with us! Each IHSM member may sign-in up to four guests. We also provide an excellent sound tech, David Foster! Text Amy Lacey at 203-258-2634 if you have any questions or want to reserve a spot.
    And, as always, you are welcome to bring your own food or grab a pizza from the bar and dine while enjoying the fun! Drinks must be purchased at the bar.

    Come enjoy a fabulous night!

  • Back by Popular Demand! Jolly Beggars!

    Jolly Beggars
    Sat, February 1, 2020, 8pm – 11pm

    Members and their guests

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  • March 2020 Happenings

  • John Whelan back again!

  • “John Whelan returns! Traditional Music Concert”
    Friday 3/20/2020 – 5 – 9 pm
    Details to Follow.!

  • Music at the Clubhouse in March!

  • Ringrose and Freeman
    Sat. March 28th, 2020 from 7 to 10 pm
    Members and their guests welcome

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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!

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