• *This page lists the Weekly, Monthly, and Bi-Monthly Events at IHSM*

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

  • Please see Happenings for the full schedule of events.

  • Don’t forget to visit Non-IHSM Events for activities not sponsored by IHSM but available locally. Monthly invitations are posted here when known. If you are aware of any events that might be of interest to club members, visit the club and let us know!

  • IHSM Weekly Events

  • Trivia at the Clubhouse

    Clubhouse Trivia Every Thursday. It’s game on at 7:30pm with Judy, Glenn & Sheila, or Tim! Each hosts on a rotating schedule: 2 Judy, 1 Tim, 2 Judy, 1 Glenn & Sheila.
    Grab some friends and head to the Club. Good times, fun prizes and lots of laughs! Join the party!

  • MulKerin School of Dance

    Irish dance lessons with Mulkerin School of Dance are back! Come join in the fun on Wednesdays where your first class is free! Check the calendar for specific dates.

  • Traditional Music practice at the Clubhouse

    2nd Saturday’s with Comhaltas
    12:30pm – 3pm Every 2nd Saturday (details and exceptions posted on the calendar).
    These are musical seisiúns run by Comhaltas. All Members and their guests are welcome. Bar is open to the public all day.
    Bring your instruments and energy!

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club. Crocheters welcome too! ~ Enjoy social time with other knitting and crocheting enthusiasts! All ages and ability levels welcome. This club event will resume to the spring.

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  • IHSM Monthly Events

  • Genealogy and Family History Group

    The first Saturday except in December when it’s the second Saturday), every other month, 10 am to 12 pm
    Open to all IHSM members interested in pursuing their family history and share successes and collaborate on tools and research tips. Coffee, tea, water, etc. offer,d. Held on the first Saturday every other month; often off-site — Contact Sheila Johnson at vershe@vershe.com or 203-878-7888 for more information._

  • Off-site Monthly Happy Hour

    off-site Monthly Happy Hour
    Click on the Calendar Tab and look at the first Monday of the month or go to this Month’s Music and Activities section under the Happenings Tab for more details. This is currently on hold. May resume in the spring.

  • Off-site Monthly Luncheon

    Check the first or second Friday on the Calendar or see details in this Month’s Music and Activities section of the Happenings tab for the specific location of our monthly Luncheon! *This is currently on hold but may resume in the spring.

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  • IHSM Bi-Monthly Events

  • IHSM Irish Book Club

  • Dear IHSM Book Club Members,
    Our Book Club has been meeting since October 2016, and we’ve read 21 books to date. Here are the remaining selections for 2020. Please note the change for July 21: members decided on Tuesday night to postpone reading a 2nd Edna O’Brien book till later in the year since our next selection is her memoir. Don’t forget that the March meeting is the 4th Tuesday vs 3rd (St. Patrick’s Day).
    Sláinte,
    Kathy

    The IHSM Irish Book Club is open to all members who have read the book of the evening and wish to discuss its merits with other interested members. Drop-ins welcome! Please bring a snack to share with friends! This club meets every other month and is chaired by Kathleen McGuire.

  • Current Books we’re Reading!

  • Contact Kathleen McGuire at kathleen.mcguire06460@gmail.com with any questions.
    Only 3 requirements to join Book Club:
    1) read the book; 2) bring snacks to share; 3) tip the bartender!

  • The May Book Club is featuring The Paper Bracelet!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7-9 pm: The Paper Bracelet by Racheal English, ©2020, 420 pages. This novel was inspired by heartrending true events in a home for unwed mothers and is set in Ireland, Boston and London. For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland home for unwed mothers in the 1970s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets. Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

  • The July Book Club is reading Small Things Like These!

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7-9 pm: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, a 128-page novella published in Nov. 2021. Claire Keegan was born in Co. Wicklow, the youngest of a large Roman Catholic family. Her haunting short novel is set in New Ross, Co. Wexford at Christmas 1985. It tells of Bill Furlong, a man who has risen from humble origins to become a successful coal merchant, supplying the small Irish town with fuel. At home are his wife and five daughters, and together they live modestly but comfortably. Bill’s life is an unvarying routine of work, but one day, delivering coal to the local convent, he discovers a young woman freezing, locked in the coal cellar. Considering his own upbringing and his love for his daughters, Bill comes to question his certainties about the “good” sisters of the Convent and the folk in the town who, like him, turn a blind eye.

  • Irish Heritage Riders

    Irish Heritage Riders are Irish motorcycle enthusiasts who meet periodically throughout the year. All riding members are welcome!
    Please contact Kevin Fox @ Krfox821@gmail.com for more information.