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July 9, 2006

Program #955

The Ireland Report Sponsor - July 2006
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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.

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Echoes of Erin can now be heard online at http://eoe.pittsounds.com/

Sunday, July 9

Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report with Ann Bray, Dublin. Guests in Studio are Niall and Brigid Gallagher talking about ‘denied permanent residency’.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues its’ season. Information 412.561.6000. Website: http://www.picttheatre.org/current.html,Boston Marriage by David Marnet, July 6-29; Endgame by Samuel Beckett, Aug 17-Sep 11; The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault, Dec 6-23; Beckett Fest August 25 –Sept. 11; Ireland Trip 412.561.6000 x204 Jen Fleisher

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - The IIoP 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 at rtierney@iiofpitt.org http://www.iiofpitt.org/
Tuesday, July 11

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 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 pm, all are welcome.

Wednesday, July 12

Irish Centre of Pittsburgh 6886 Forward Ave. in Squirrel Hill is offering Irish Language Class for intermediate and beginner learners from July 12 to August 16, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Six weeks for $60. Information Peter Gilmore, teacher, at 412.422.3931.

Thursday, July 13

“The Year of Remembrance” – Martin Hurson, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Friday, July 14

Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 15

Paddy’s Pour House – features Songs & Stories with Sean McClorey at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith, at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, July 16

Echoes of Erin – Interview with Moya Hinds, Director of Conway Mill in Belfast. The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

Pittsburgh Banshees vs Detroit St. Anne @ Founders Field, 130pm.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Wolf Tone @ Founders Field, 300pm. rtierney@hotmail.com

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, The 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. 2 Hour Drive from Pittsburgh.

Friday, July 21

Paddy’s Pour House – features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 22

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Baltimore @ Founders Field, 3:00 pm rtierney@hotmail.com

Steel Thistle Pipes and Drums, a juvenile bagpipe band from Pittsburgh under the direction of Patrick Regan, will conduct a benefit concert at Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts building at 7:30 pm. Admission $10 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under.

Paddy’s Pour House – features the music of Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

Friday, July 28

Paddy’s Pour House – features a new Traditional Group Single Malt at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 29

Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, July 30

Pittsburgh Banshees & Pittsburgh Celtics @ Cleveland @ Avon Lake OH.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 1

“The Year of Remembrance” – Kevin Lynch, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Wednesday, August 2

“The Year of Remembrance” – Kieran Doherty, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Saturday, August 3

Pittsburgh Celtics & Pittsburgh Banshees presents ‘Race Night’ at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club, 304 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie. Admission $10. Doors open 7:00 pm Information: Annie Flaherty 412-243-4034 or Rob Tierney 412.478.2799.

Tuesday, August 8

“The Year of Remembrance” – Tom McIlwee, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Friday, August 11

AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will hold their 12th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Irish Open Scramble at Fort cherry Golf Club, McDonald PA. 7:15am Registration, 8:00am Shotgun. Package includes 18 holes of golf & cart, continental breakfast, snacks at 9th hole, hot buffet dinner, prizes on all par 3’s. Hole-in-One wins a 2007 Toyota Yaris sponsored by Rohrich Toyota. Information: Bill Delaney 412.531.2764

Sunday, August 13

Pittsburgh Celtics Semi Final Playoff, details TBA.

“The Year of Remembrance Committee” will sponsor a Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. at 3:00 pm. Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes. A program will follow at a venue to be determined.

August 14 – 20th

The World Fleadh, and Irish & Celtic Music Festival in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry featuring Concerts, Céilís, Master Classes, Demonstrations, competitions, sessions and more. Performers - The Waterbus, La Bottine Souriante, Capercaillie, The Sharon Shannon Big Band, Carlos Nunez, Solas, Kilfenora Ceili Band, Tulla Ceili Band, Matt Cunningham Band, Lunasa, Kila, Begley & Murray plus many more. http://www.theworldfleadh.com/ Email enquiries@theworldfleadh.com Phone in Ireland 011.353.68.28008.

Wednesday, August 16

“The Year of Remembrance” - Roger Casement, 90th Anniversary of his hanging at Pentonville Prison, London, for the 1916 Easter Rising.

Thursday, August 17 to SUNDAY, August 20

Milwaukee Irish Fest - http://www.irishfest.com/

Sunday, August 20

Gaelic Football Midwest Final, TBD.

“The Year of Remembrance” – Mickey Devine, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike; the last of the Hunger Strikers to die.

The Irish American Unity Conference (IAUC) will sponsor a Mass in honor of the Hunger Strikes at St. Mary’s at the Point, Stanwix Street, Downtown Pittsburgh, 10am. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11

Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square. Gates open Friday 4:00 pm. Free admission until 6:00 pm. Performing – Tommy Makem, Gaelic Storm – NEW this year – The Elders, Homeland, Millish, Pipeline, Makem and Spain Brothers, Cahal Dunne, Dennis Doyle, local groups, Pittsburgh Emerald Society Pipe Band, Story Teller Alan Irvine, local Irish Dance Schools and two time World Irish Dance Champion, Garrett Coleman. Gaelic Mass Sunday at 10:00 am. Information 412.422.1113 or http://www.pghirishfest.org/

Saturday, September 23

Pittsburgh Ceili Club annual Club Picnic at Rose Barn in North Park Information Maureen Strotmeyer 412.487.3031.

October 5 – October 8, 2006

Daughters of Erin and Knights of Equity 2006 Convention at the Dearborn Inn in Detroit. Information http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html

Friday, October 6

“The Year of Remembrance” – Hunger Strike Program, details TBA. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Sunday, October 22
Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle). Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. Doors Open at 4:00 pm. Details TBA.

January 22 – February 1, 2007

Irish Festival Cruises – 10 Day Panama Canal Cruise onboard Holland America’s VOLENDAM. Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and call on Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, the Panama Canal, Colon and Limon, Costa Rica. Tommy Makem, The Dermot Henry Band, The Black Brothers, Frances Black, Bogside Rogues, Paddy Reilly, Cherish the Ladies , Tom Sweeney, John McGillian and John Brennan, John Gleeson, World Champion Irish Dancers. Information: you must book passage with Irish Festival Cruises to take part in this Irish extravaganza. Call 1.800.441.HARP for details.


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