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One hundred thousand welcomes to you to my official blog of all things Irish from me, Diane Byrnes, host of the Echoes of Erin radio show on WEDO Radio 810AM.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Dateline Irish - May 28

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As we commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, listed on Dateline Irish are the anniversary dates of execution and death by hunger of these 26 men

Sunday, May 28
Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report
with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor, Andersonstown News Group. Daily Ireland, Ireland Click and Liffey Rivers.The Ireland Report sponsored for May 2006 is
AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 24th St. & Penn Ave. in The Strip; is now closed on Sundays through August. 412-642-6622.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is searching for Host Families for the Wider Horizons Programs; if you can help, please call the Institute at 412.394.3900. Sign up to receive The Common Ground, The Ireland Institutes’ Newsletter by contacting Rob Tierney.

Irish Centre of Pittsburgh, 6886 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill – will offer Irish Language Classes taught by Peter Gilmore; contact Karen Adamson, Gaelic League at 724-947-9417.

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
Paddy’s Pour House in Carnegie and Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Both Closed For The Holiday.

Tuesday, May 30
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770. It’s Irish Night with Dennis Murphy at the Bar and an Open Invitation for all AOH Members to come and socialize with AOH Sean MacBride Division 32; Guinness and Half & Half Specials from 7:00 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 p.m., all are welcome. Pittsburgh Ceili Club will resume dance classes in the fall.

Thursday, June 1
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues its’ season. Information 412.561.6000. The School for SCANDAL by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, June 8-24; Boston Marriage by David Marnet, July 6-29; Endgame by Samuel Beckett, Aug. 17-Sept. 11; The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault, Dec. 6-23; Beckett Fest August 25 –Sept. 11; Ireland Trip 412.561.6000 ext. 204 Jen Fleisher.

Friday, June 2
Paddy’s Pour House features Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

Pittsburgh Celtics at DC Gaels, Washington DC. Email Rob Tierney or Tom Donoghue.

Tony Egan is performing at Bobby Magees Irish Pub in Monroeville, corner of Routes 48 & 130, at 9:30 p.m.

Paddy’s Pour House features Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4
Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey from Donegal. Guest in studio is Marilyn Holt, Director of Genealogy at Carnegie Library.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will close their season with a ‘High Tea’ 1:30 p.m. at the Epiphany Bishop McDowell Hall. Reservations 412.884.2060; Email Jack Webber or call him at 412.885.5540

Friday, June 9 through July 9
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle,
will be the Pittsburgh Headquarters for the World Cup, 64 Games. 412.642.6622.

Friday, June 9
Cue Ball at Borders North Hills, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Arnold Family Band w/acoustic set from members of Cue Ball.

Paddy’s Pour House features Laughrey Connolly, 9pm

Saturday, June 10
Researching Ancestors in Northern Ireland will be the monthly program presented by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society at 10:00 a.m. at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. Two speakers from Ireland will discuss resources for Anglican, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic ancestors. Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and Dr. William Roulston is Research Officer. Free and Open to the Public. Information 412.622.3154.

Paddy’s Pour House features Mark Guiser, on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
Pittsburgh Banshees vs Cleveland St. Pats @ Founders Field, 1:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Cleveland St., 3:00 p.m. Email Rob Tierney. rtierney@hotmail.com

Cueball performing at Border's, Pittsburgh Mills, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Arnold Family Band w/ acoustic set from members of Cue Ball

Friday, June 16
Paddy’s Pour House features Single Malt, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17
Paddy’s Pour House features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 23
Paddy’s Pour House features John McCann & Bob Banerjee, ($2 Cover), 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24
AOH St. Patrick’s Division 4, North Hills will sponsor ‘Irish Day at Schitzen Park’ off Babcock Blvd. in Ross Twp. Entertainment with The West O’Clare and Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band. All day activities, great outdoor setting and uncover in case of rain. Email Pat O'Brien or call him at 412.939.0408.

Paddy’s Pour House features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25
Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Padraig Pearse @ Founders Field, 1:30 Email Rob Tierney.

Pittsburgh Banshees @ Detroit St. Anne

Thursday, June 29 to Sunday July 2
Irish Summerfest, Eastlake Ohio

Thursday, June 29
Andy Stewart Recognition Night at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 24th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip. Beginning at 5:00 p.m.– Happy Hour w/ Free Appetizers; Entertainment with Laughrey Connolly, Terry Griffith, Mike Gallagher, Tony Egan, Dave Hanner, and Guaranteed Irish. Donation $10. Raffle & Door Prize. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368 or email Diane Byrnes.

Friday, June 30
Paddy’s Pour House features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
“The Year of Remembrance” - Joe McDonnell – 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Sunday, July 16
Pittsburgh Banshees vs Detroit St. Anne @ Founders Field, 1:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Wolf Tone @ Founders Field, 3:00 p.m. Email Rob Tierney.

July 21 – 23
Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival at Berea Fairgrounds – 1.800.485.8013. Entertainment includes: Tommy Makem, Foster & Allen, Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, Irish Sopranos, Cherish The Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Fleming, New Barleycorn, Dermot Henry, Cathie Ryan, Young Dubliners, Jimmy Carton, Quagmire, Brendan Shine, David Munnally Band, Two Time World Irish Dance Champion Garrett Coleman from Pittsburgh, plus more.


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